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  • Feds' shortcut to closing wealth gap backfired on minority homeowners

    Feds' shortcut to closing wealth gap backfired on minority homeowners
    Did you see the devastating numbers about the wealth of minority families?
  • Poems of sin-eaters, souls and suffering

    Poems of sin-eaters,  souls and suffering
    In the introduction to his impishly profound new collection of poems, Thomas Lynch recalls that when he finished writing the first handful, he "field-tested them at Joe's Star Lounge on North Main Street in Ann Arbor." The event is "a kind of communion, I...

    E-mail trail: The hunt for a new Executive Inspector General

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn's office has released redacted emails dating back to spring, 2009, showing his office was even at that time seeking to replace James Wright, a Blagojevich administration holdover whose term had expired in 2008. Inspector General Job Search....

    The real issue lurking behind Quinn's email `scandal'

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn doesn't get it. His decision earlier this week to accept the resignation of a top aide over a laughably minor and isolated ethical slip was not just absurd, but conspicuously absurd. An investigation by Executive Inspector General...

    'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

    'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer William Morrow: 348 pp., $25.99 William Kamkwamba grew up in Malawi, the son of a maize and tobacco farmer. Their house had no electricity or plumbing. In William's village, high costs...