| Apr 28, 2015
| 11:19 AM
UPDATED: Economist Joseph Stiglitz and human-rights activist Garry Kasparov will be guests this week on "Real Time With Bill Maher."
Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, has a new book, "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 12:58 PM
Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi will chronicle her post-prize life and fight for justice in a new memoir for Random House, the publisher announced Wednesday.
Ebadi, who received the prize in 2003, was the first Muslim woman and remains the only...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 9:28 AM
A Nobel Prize-winning economist says investments in early learning pay off in the long haul, but that it’s a waste for governments to pay for preschool for kids whose families can already afford it.
At a gathering of education writers in Chicago...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 3:45 PM
Three shortsighted proposals could dramatically expand legalized gambling in Connecticut.
First, legislative leaders are pushing a bill to allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, owners of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, respectively, to jointly...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 7:16 AM
Motherhood has seriously altered my social calendar. I’ve traded runway shows for Disney On Ice, and by 9 p.m. I’m just as ready for bed as my infant.
But a dinner invitation from a friend recently came along that I just couldn’t...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 3:23 PM
With perennial juggernaut Judson University off the field, and teams from Gail Borden Public Library and The Courier-News sagging, veterans of Bill Margeson's East Dundee pub quiz dominated the 18th annual Literacy Connection Trivia Bee Saturday at the...
| Apr 27, 2015
The halls were alive with the sound of music — but maybe not what Julie Andrews was expecting.
The 10th annual Guitar Festival had kicked into high gear at Broadneck High School, the place where it was born and has been nurtured for the past...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's acceptance of personal responsibility for the death of two noncombatants, one of them an American, in that drone strike on a terrorist site in Pakistan echoed how the fog of war has smothered his highest ambitions.
| Apr 24, 2015
| 5:29 PM
NAFTA on steroids
American workers have suffered long enough because of bad trade deals. Since NAFTA's approval in 1994, the U.S. economy has lost more than 1 million jobs because of outsourcing.
We've felt the impact in every area of every state as...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 9:50 PM
The 2016 contest for the White House will get its first official big-name entrant on Monday, in a move likely to upend the dynamics of the nascent presidential race.
Sen. Ted Cruz, the combative conservative who has made liberty the clarion call of...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 4:02 PM
Possibly no single force has so deeply influenced modern sculpture as Auguste Rodin. A bold statement, surely, but even more remarkable when applied to someone raised with all the earmarks of failure. Born into humble beginnings in Paris in 1840 —...