| Mar 25, 2008
Thank God for Barack Obama. For until his "More Perfect Union" speech last Tuesday, it seems it never occurred to anyone that America needed to talk about race. "Maybe this'll be the beginning of a conversation," Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:46 PM
A New Jersey man who was strip searched in prison after being accused of failing to pay a traffic fine lost his Supreme Court appeal Monday.
The 5-4 divided court found two county jails "struck a reasonable balance between inmate privacy and the needs of...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:05 PM
"A Good American" by Alex George, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 400 pages, $25.95.
James Meisenheimer narrates this novel about his grandparents' coming to America in 1904. Henriette Furst, known as Jette, meets Frederick Meisenheimer. Frederick, an orphan...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's campaign released a new radio ad Monday, hammering six-term incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana and adding to the thickening tension between the two candidates in the final two weeks of the primary race....
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Both of Pennsylvania's U.S. senators, it was reported last week, "have issues" with former Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominated to be our next secretary of defense.
The junior senator, Republican Pat Toomey, is from the Lehigh Valley and the senior senator,...
| Jan 20, 2013
"This is a serious time," said the fundamentally unserious former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight" program last week. "My side — the side that believes in freedom and limited government; the...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- A willow, not an oak. So said conservatives of Chief Justice John Roberts when he rescued the Affordable Care Act -- aka Obamacare -- from being found unconstitutional. But the manner in which he did this may have made the ACA unworkable,...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:23 PM
With the glitz and glamour of winning a state championship and playing in a national all-star game out of the way, it’s time for numerous top-dog college-football prospects to get down to business.
One of the most coveted prospects in Florida,...
| Jan 10, 2013
As always, this morning’s Oscar nominations created a roller coaster of emotion. Shock! Relief! Fury! I should not get so worked up about this.
Really, though, the nods for the 2013 Academy Awards had a few more big surprises than usual—or...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Quarterback Logan Thomas announced his return to Virginia Tech on Tuesday, clearing the decks for the Hokies’ more enduring offseason development: the makeover of coach Frank Beamer’s offensive staff.
The two stories are inexorably linked....
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Here's all you need to know about the Dolphins on the final day of the season: They have five draft picks in the first three rounds, have nearly $50 million to spend this off-season and General Manager Jeff Ireland has a chance to set the course of this...
| Jun 25, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decision on affirmative action could have been a lot worse. Given the court's ideological tilt, in fact, it was probably the best we could have hoped for.
This is a "dog that didn't bark" kind of story: In a 7-1...