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  • J. K. Rowling donates over $1M against Scottish independence

    J. K. Rowling donates over $1M against Scottish independence
    J. K. Rowling, Britain's best-selling author and creator of teenage wizard Harry Potter, has donated 1 million pounds ($1.68 million) to the campaign against Scottish independence, saying on Wednesday she believed Scotland was better off staying in the...
  • Could Eric Cantor's loss be California's gain?

    Could Eric Cantor's loss be California's gain?
    Will House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning fall result in a rise in congressional influence for California? Maybe, because the lawmaker perhaps best positioned to fill Cantor’s job is Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from...
  • Oil companies lobbying against California spill cleanup bill

    Oil companies lobbying against California spill cleanup bill
    A heated budget battle in Sacramento over more oil-spill protection for rivers, lakes and other inland bodies of water has prompted a last-minute lobbying blitz by formidable adversaries: the oil industry and environmentalists. As the Legislature...
  • Race for Eric Cantor's House post may be between Californian, Texan

    Race for Eric Cantor's House post may be between Californian, Texan
    California and Texas bicker over so many things — who has the better scenery, the better jobs, the better quality of life. Now, the quarrel between the most and second-most populous states is shifting to a bare-knuckle battle over who can claim...
  • Al Qaeda splinter group gains more ground in Iraq

    A resurgent Al Qaeda splinter group consolidated gains in one of Iraq's largest cities Wednesday and pushed deeper into the heart of the country, threatening to create an extremist "proto-state" in the Middle East, something that U.S. forces fought for...
  • Soul murder

    All men are created equal. All chattel are insured. I saw the movie "Belle" the other day and a piece of it got stuck in my head. The costume drama, set in England in the 1780s, hinged on a real historical event: the monstrous voyage of the slave ship...
  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • Here's how it's done-1

    So much of my time is taken up with doctoring sick prose, and complaining here about suspect advice on grammar and usage, that I thought it might be salutary to take a look, for once, at some good prose.  Here is the opening paragraph from "Josie's...
  • Iraqi troops flee militant onslaught; lawmakers dither in Baghdad

    Militants seeking to create an extremist Islamic state in the heart of the Middle East seized more Iraqi territory Thursday as their leaders vowed to fight on toward Baghdad, the capital, and government forces fled the onslaught. Iraqi Prime Minister...
  • Pizza review: Craft Pizza

    Pizza review: Craft Pizza
    Pizza review: Craft Pizza 1252 N. Damen Ave. 773-442-7238 Rating: 2 1/2 (out of 4) Sometimes one is not enough. Though Scott Toth's Lakeview restaurant Pizzeria Serio has been turning out good brick-oven-fired , Neapolitan-style pies for the last four...
  • Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad

    Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad
    Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the...