| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:57 AM
I knew those ships stuck in the Antarctic for weeks would make a good metaphor for something. The real ships have broken free, but the metaphorical ships are still not moving. Maybe the ice jam has been loosened with the Senate’s rule change...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Friday's print column From the request line: "A column on the collapse (or not) of the liberal/progressive narrative in light of the Obamacare debacle." Don't get me wrong, I'm not hard up for column ideas. But they're all my ideas,......
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:26 PM
If public speaking is as great a fear as they say, I just met the bravest people in Burbank.
These are the Toastmasters, and twice a month they grab fear by its sweat-stained collar and they pull it in close and scream in its face.
I joined this...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It's the season to show concern for the less fortunate among us. We should also be concerned about the widening gap between the most fortunate and everyone else.
Although it's still possible to win the lottery (your chance of winning $648 million in...
| Dec 26, 2013
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 26 TribLocal print edition from Aurora, St. Charles, Naperville and Downers Grove.
Sharing the cold
Yes, winter has come to Chicagoland.
A neighbor has one of the fancy, monster snow-blowers. It's the kind with all...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Death usually brings tears. But Thursday was a day of shared smiles and laughter between friends of a certain age, and of pleasant memories exploding across the Internet and peppering local airwaves as a generation of Chicagoans reacted to the news that...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Good riddance, Martin Bashir.
Almost three weeks after his despicable on-air trashing of Sarah Palin, MSNBC host Martin Bashir has lost his job. That’s a hefty price to pay, but a fair one.
I stand with Sarah Palin on this one.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Was man-made global warming responsible for Typhoon Haiyan? Or Superstorm Sandy? Or the recent flooding in Colorado?
I don’t know. Neither do you. Neither do the scientists, really. It’s impossible to pin a specific weather event on...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Annapolis Alderman Ross Arnett made a proposal last weekend that made waves from the capital city across the country: to change the city's form of government to give the mayor less power.
Many conservatives — including radio host Rush Limbaugh...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"I DON'T want to know anything about anybody's sex life when I'm voting for them. I want to know they can balance the budget and that they're going to stay out of my life and ensure more freedom. Do they understand good versus evil. ... I don't give a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- There was a time when the lines between the practices of politics and journalism were clear-cut. Professional politicians did their thing, which was getting elected and getting others elected. Professional journalists did theirs, writing and...