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  • Obama's schoolhouse speech

     
    by Mark Silva So much for the "socialist agenda.'' President Barack Obama, planning to deliver a live noontime speech to American schoolchildren on Tuesday, will cite the modern-day successes of Google and Twitter. He will talk about his only life's...
  • Obama's B-plus, 'leadership:' Brookings

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama gave himself a "solid B-plus'' when asked by television's Oprah Winfrey to assess how things are going for his presidency. The Brookings Institution's Darrell West, vice president of governance studies, today offers...

    Nancy Pelosi: 'Most powerful woman?'

     
    by Mark Silva Finally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said late last night in her closing argument for passage of the healthcare bill, being a woman will no longer be considered a preexisting medical condition. She was speaking of a healthcare...

    A Rare Congressional Race Worth Watching

    "There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place." — Washington Irving Rep. Chris Gibson...

    2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced

    2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced
    Even before Tuesday, a handful of speakers at this fall's Chicago Humanities Festival had been announced: comedian Paula Poundstone, writer Colm Toibin, former Brown University president Ruth Simmons, rocker-poet-autobiographer Patti Smith, conservative...