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  • Sonia Sotomayor: Obama's court pick

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 10:50 am EDT President Barack Obama today nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York for the Supreme Court, positioning the longtime federal jurist to become the first Hispanic member of the nation's highest......
  • Obama: Supreme Court's 'old battle lines'

     
    by Mark Silva With the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, President Barack Obama is making some history, touting the life's story of a judge whom he views as an embodiment of the American dream and defying......
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Two sides of a life

     
    by Peter Nicholas and James Oliphant It did not take long after moving 60 miles from the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of the Bronx to the campus of Princeton University for Sonia Sotomayor to make it clear she was not happy......
  • Study: Warming would cream corn yields

     
    By Jim Tankersley Global warming could sock Illinois right in the Corn Belt - to the tune of $243 million a year - a national environmental group estimates in a report released today. The Environment America study, based on government......
  • Obama Right To Oppose Keystone Pipeline

    Obama Right To Oppose Keystone Pipeline
    Despite what you might hear, President Barack Obama is not poised to veto the Keystone XL pipeline. He's poised to veto a bill that would negate his authority to decide and would cut short the State Department review. Congress wants to act now and ask...
  • In 2019, Chicago's minimum wage of $13 may not seem such a big deal

    In 2019, Chicago's minimum wage of $13 may not seem such a big deal
    Chicago is raising its minimum hourly wage to $13 … by the middle of 2019. You can mark your calendar for July 2019 precisely. That's more than four years from now and one of the few certainties in all of this. Because you know what can happen in...
  • Emerging Iranian Official Could Bridge Factions

    Emerging Iranian Official Could Bridge Factions
    An intriguing new figure is gaining prominence in the Iranian government just as regional conflicts in Iraq and Syria intensify and nuclear talks with the West move toward a Nov. 24 deadline. The newly prominent official is Ali Shamkhani, the head of...
  • Robert B. Reich: American higher education skewed toward elite private universities

    Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, with low and declining government spending on public universities...
  • Final words: Pay attention, keep powerful accountable

    Final words: Pay attention, keep powerful accountable
    TALLAHASSEE — It wasn't a banner year for transparency in Florida government. Gov. Rick Scott went to California courts to fight releasing emails from private accounts while his re-election was underway. We learned how Republican political...
  • Connecticut Must Retreat From The Shore

    Connecticut Must Retreat From The Shore
    Shore Up Connecticut is a policy mistake. A state loan program named Shore Back Connecticut would make more sense because retreat from the coast is the only viable long-term option. Recent developments in Antarctica have made this crystal clear. As I...
  • Economist: It really does pay to be pretty

    Economist: It really does pay to be pretty
    Are you good looking? If so, chances are you'll make money over your lifetime. "Everybody knows in their heart that better looking people do better overall," said economist Daniel Hamermesh, whose new book "Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More...