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  • Mission creep and the Islamic State

    Mission creep and the Islamic State
    Mission creep usually guarantees mission failure. What follows from changing the original goals of the mission is all too evident in the failed U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the United States has fallen into that trap with the Islamic State. The result will be a long and costly engagement and failure.
  • New Balance's new Hyde Park store emphasizes classics

    New Balance's new Hyde Park store emphasizes classics
    A new New Balance store that opened Tuesday in Hyde Park plans to carry the brand's largest selection of heritage-style classic sneakers in the Chicago area in hopes of tapping into the city's hungry sneakerhead culture. The Hyde Park neighborhood...

    USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...

    Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away

    Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away
    As America's problems with economic inequality have moved toward the political front burner, conservative economists have stepped up their efforts to explain that it doesn't really exist. Few, however, will be able to top University of Chicago economist...

    Same-sex bathrooms: Their time has come

    Same-sex bathrooms: Their time has come
    Phyllis Schlafly needs to drum up some new ways to terrify us. All her old nightmares are coming true — and they're not all that scary. The ultra-conservative activist and writer famously — and, unfortunately, successfully — led a...