| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:52 AM
French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market power and regulation.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited Tirole for clarifying "how to understand and regulate industries with a few powerful firms."...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:14 AM
"[President] Obama faces trash talk left, right and center -- literally -- and doesn't deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for Peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was: "I would say one word. Why?"...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:54 AM
I write in praise of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, even though I will vote against her. I write in praise of Florida Senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff, even though I hope incumbent Sen. Maria Sachs defeats her.
A brave Muslim girl whose full name I...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Call this interview "Festival 101," and think of it as the Chicago Humanities Festival event that's not on the schedule.
In the organization's nondescript offices on North Dearborn Street, CHF Executive Director Phillip Bahar and Program Director Alison...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Given how quickly circumstances change around the globe, Theresa Rebeck's new play may evoke some unplanned responses when it premieres at South Coast Repertory.
But if it does, Rebeck has been there before — and so has Marc Masterson, the Costa...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:57 AM
French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize for economics for work that has shed light on how governments can "tame" the big businesses that dominate once-public monopolies like railways, highways and telecommunications.
"This year's prize in...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
To lend our support to girls' education globally, Roland Park Country School salutes the United Nations' International Day of the Girl, which recognizes girls' rights and the unique challenges girls face, especially in education.
This week also marks...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Last week, I argued that the Nobel Peace Prize should go to nobody, "as an acknowledgment that the most notable eruptions of violence have been so grimly predictable, the result of years of individual and collective failures by governments and...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 3:57 PM
The news that the Nobel Prize in literature has gone to an obscure author gives me the option of displaying either side of my persona: the pundit or the populist.
This year's winner, Patrick Modiano, writes in French and is virtually unknown in America....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, visiting Baltimore on Tuesday, asked nursing students at Johns Hopkins to consider careers with the VA — part of a larger plan to combat the long wait times that have plagued the health care...