| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:12 PM
Ed Schrader has worked for years to establish his music, but that doesn't mean setting any kind of parameters for what his brand of humor-infused punk can be.
The namesake of the Baltimore-based duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat said penning goofy...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 12:38 PM
What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nobody in Lake County is expecting the $2 billion state budget surplus to just come to...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and others have blamed the current measles outbreak on children illegally crossing the southern border of the U.S.
"Children sick, healthy, you name it — poor, ill-educated, just tens of thousands of...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:00 AM
There's this speech I give my students. Distilled, it goes like this.
"Your primary asset as a journalist is not your dogged curiosity, your talent for research or your ability to make prose sing on deadline. No, your one indispensable asset is your...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Just because something has not happened before doesn't mean it can't happen in the future.
Barack Obama and Barry Goldwater proved that point, and Hillary Rodham Clinton could soon be added to the list. Could Ben Carson, as well?
There has been plenty...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:00 PM
OK. You get the choice today.
Who has less credibility – Gov. Rick Scott, or Brian Williams?
Our beloved governor, who has somehow won two terms but never got a majority of the vote, thinks he is all powerful.
He is firing people...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:46 PM
The onslaught by email began when Florida's Republican governor came out in support of a measure to issue driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally.
“Are you the governor of the people or the governor of the illegals?” an...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:00 AM
When you preach a doctrine of tolerance, it's sometimes hard to know what to do with satire.
Not the easy stuff — the cartoons, literature and comedy that take down celebrity culture, corporate heartlessness, a squabbling government — but...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 4:49 AM
As we fearlessly — or fearfully — march toward winter's peak, people inevitably turn to weather forecasts to try to anticipate when roads will be treacherous, whether offices and schools may be closed, and how much they'll have to shovel...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:40 PM
To the person that commented to the Orland Park commenter: Calling Mitch McConnell and Rush Limbaugh jokes is not rude. You’re not asking, but I am telling you that they are jokes. Bye.
Cold weather is upon us again and if anyone sees or knows of...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Please add the accent mark to libre in this column.)
Is it possible to hold two seemingly contradictory thoughts about the president's decision to partially end the half-century embargo against Cuba? Can one agree with conservative...