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The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim. But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...
One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the "sequester" is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we...
President Barack Obama's forthcoming trip to Israel affords him a special opportunity to mend political fences and guarantee a warm popular reception in that country, while at the same time ensuring that justice is served here at home. These are goals...
In a season of depressing budget news, the worst may have been that a majority of U.S. House Democrats signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to oppose any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other entitlements. That's the...
The Hartford CourantI am the father of a 28-year-old intellectually disabled daughter. Her name is Katie; she lives at home with my wife, Donna and me. She is the love of our lives and we embrace the gifts she brings to us and to all who know her. Like so many other...
Tags: Government, Executive Branch, Wethersfield, Politics
Last Saturday, several hundred of us attended a memorial service for Hannah Tomita. Hannah and her husband, Eiji, opened Eiji's Flowers in 1959. It's one of the oldest businesses in La Caņada. Others have written about Hannah's talents as a designer,...
Tags: U.S. Army, Human Interest
What's next after the Oscars? More Gatsby, of course. "The Great Gatsby," featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and coming in May, will be the fourth, or by some counts the fifth or sixth, movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about the illusion created by...
After being saved from an attic where it was stored for 38 years and a four-year fundraising effort to pay for restoration, a Depression-era mural was unveiled Saturday in its new home at the Park Ridge Public Library. Calling it the second of Park...
The following commentary was written by Terry Newton, president of Rotary Club of Petoskey. Recently we have seen a new TV ad asking the question where you will be when you see the news that cancer has been cured. This...
“In today’s Herald-Mail (Jan. 16), three letters appeared on the Opinion page that everyone should take the time to read. One was written by Gina Anders of Shepherdstown, W.Va., one by Michael Karn of Hagerstown, and one by Ned A. Garrett of...
Lyudmila Pavlichenko was a hunter. She tracked men and she killed them. And no woman was ever better at it. She'd hide under bushes in the snow. Or she'd find a burned-out building and watch in the gray rubble in the cold, waiting for enemy soldiers....
Just as Lenin's body remains on public display in Russia, because one never knows when he might be useful to rally the masses, so, too, does the ghost (but thankfully not the body) of the late Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., remain a useful symbol for Democrats...
Mar 7, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Mar 7, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Feb 27, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 1, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Mar 1, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Feb 27, 2013 |Story| La Caņada
Feb 27, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Feb 25, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Mar 26, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Jan 24, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Jan 25, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Feb 18, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
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