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  • California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws

     California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws
    Earlier this year, we told you about a riveting case unfolding in a Los Angeles courtroom. Nine students — among them 15-year-old Beatriz Vergara — contended that strong job protections enshrined in state law, including teacher tenure, made it...
  • In which UChicago LGBT radicals confirm the right's worst stereotypes about them

     
    About That Hate Crime I Committed at University of Chicago by Dan Savage is jaw dropping. Savage, a gay author, activist, advice columnist and podcaster, has done more than any public figure I can think of to advance the cause......
  • What is the meaning of Eric Cantor's defeat?

    Every political pundit in the country is, right now, writing about what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Republican primary means. But how sure can we be that we know what it means? Essentially none of the pundits, including me,...
  • Beer, breakfast and bikes

    Beer, breakfast and bikes
    Hope you like beer, breakfast and bike mechanics, Chicago. This year's Chicago Bike Week, which runs Friday, June 13, through Friday, June 20, will sport free food, drinks and tune-ups all over the city. Chicago Bike Week celebrates the city's cycling...
  • Olin Neill Emmons, investment banker and conservationist, 1917-2014

     Olin Neill Emmons, investment banker and conservationist, 1917-2014
    Olin Neill Emmons, an investment banker who was active in conservation causes, helped take Waste Management public in 1971 and sat on the company's board for 20 years. Mr. Emmons, 97, died Saturday, May 3, at the Brighton Gardens extended care...
  • CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price

    CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price
    We learn as children that doing the right thing often comes at a cost. For businesses, there's an actual ledger. If the proverbial road to hell is in fact paved with good intentions, executives with publicly held companies fear the Street will kick them...
  • Autism diagnostic changes shuffle the puzzle

    Autism diagnostic changes shuffle the puzzle
    From headline-grabbing studies to prime-time TV, autism has entered mainstream conversation like never before. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that autism rates rose nearly 30 percent from 2008 to 2010. The condition...
  • Boy, 17, shot dead blocks from Obama's South Side home

    Boy, 17, shot dead blocks from Obama's South Side home
    Vincent Johnson heard a sharp crack over the howling wind and thought a tree had been split in the storm raging outside his Bronzeville home. Then came cries for help and Johnson rushed outside, expecting to see someone pinned by a fallen branch.  There,...
  • When government fails its citizens

    When government fails its citizens
    Governments can fail their people in three basic ways, as Americans are ruefully discovering. Governments can fail to deliver vital services. They can deliver them but do it poorly and expensively, while favoring political cronies. And they can crunch the...
  • A Republican quest to connect with the poor

    A Republican quest to connect with the poor
    Has Sen. Rand Paul flip-flopped on the issue of voter ID requirements? A year ago at historically black Howard University, the Kentucky Republican defended his party's push for voter identification card requirements, saying they hardly compared with the...
  • Anna Chlumsky: From 'Girl' to grownup roles

    Anna Chlumsky: From 'Girl' to grownup roles
    Actress Anna Chlumsky fidgeted in her chair with the tenuous excitement of a girl readying to open a soda can she's just finished shaking. Her gaze and attention focused sharply on the woman seated across from her, Sheila Nix, chief of staff to Dr. Jill...