| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:15 AM
In the winter, Chicagoans complain about the slippery sidewalks, the snow plows not moving fast enough and freezing cold subzero temperatures.
And of course, they complain about dibs.
Some drivers believe that parking spot is theirs because they dug...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:01 PM
I’m not a news junkie. I’m a truth junkie and an information junkie. I want to know what I want to know. Edward Snowden broke the law and should go to jail, but I glad he did what he did. Information is power and it’s almost the only...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:20 PM
As a teenager in the 1970s, I learned about the paranoid style of American politics from the Kennedy assassination. Between seventh grade, when I discovered the Warren Commission report, and my junior year in high school, when I wrote a term paper...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:08 AM
PEN American Center’s report “Chilling Effects,” officially released Tuesday morning, offers some disturbing data about the effect of government surveillance on free expression and self-censorship in the literary world. Of more than...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
The Malloy administration has created a far-flung network of private email accounts to conduct the public's business.
Instead of using the state's "ct.gov" email address that is assigned to each member of the administration, officials have used Gmail,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:50 PM
While most people were donning frightful masks last week to mark Halloween, state Democratic Party chairwoman Nancy DiNardo slipped — revealing her ugly philosophy of politics.
"In politics, nobody does something for nothing," DiNardo said,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Maryland men’s basketball assistant Dalonte Hill is taking an immediate leave of absence after his second drunken-driving charge in a little more than 21 months and his third in the past five years, it was announced Tuesday.
Hill, 34, was stopped...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:11 PM
It was 1961 and the Cold War battle for influence in newly independent African states was sharply focused on the Congo.
The first elected leader, Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, had been kidnapped, tortured and killed by a military junta earlier in...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:54 PM
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency admitted in documents released Tuesday that it had wrongly put 16,000 phone numbers on an "alert list" so their incoming calls could be monitored, a mistake that a judge on the secret surveillance court...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:31 PM
As many as 70 nonunion CTA employees could lose their jobs in two months under a reorganization prompted largely by the new Ventra fare system, officials said Wednesday.
The cutbacks were announced as the CTA wrestles with ways to close a $10.1...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:22 PM
At 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1959, an hour when there never were commercial flights from Havana, David Atlee Phillips was lounging in a lawn chair there, sipping champagne after a New Year's Eve party, when a commercial aircraft flew low over his house. He...