| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Is it any wonder America is distrusted and held in contempt around the world?
I was unaware my tax dollars were paying for fake polio vaccination programs in Pakistan (and no doubt elsewhere). What a dreadful way to "win the hearts and minds" of a...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The CIA is probably smug and triumphant about its duplicitous vaccination drive in Abbotabad, a mission hatched to catch and kill Osama bin Laden ("A tainted polio program," Jan. 7). As a doctor, I cringe to think of this unscrupulous use of medicine...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 5:39 AM
Medical tests have shown that Chicago's Cardinal Francis George appears to be free of cancer, he said in a wide-ranging interview, though doctors have advised the Roman Catholic archbishop to skip two Christmas Day traditions dear to him.
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:29 PM
For Bill Murray, playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the new film “Hyde Park on Hudson” meant risking some serious derision. Now 62, Murray carries with him a huge recognition factor thanks to a host of comedies: "Stripes," "Caddyshack,"...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
| Dec 13, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) drives his fifth cousin Daisy (Laura Linney) to an isolated field. He puts her hand on his thigh and unfastens his pants. You know where this is going.
Daisy must be awfully good with...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Khaled Hosseini stormed the best-seller lists with his debut novel, “The Kite Runner,” in 2003, following it up with the even more popular “A Thousand Splendid Suns” in 2007. Both set in the author's native country of Afghanistan,...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Polly Hincks was 85 years old when she decided to join the local Rotary Club.
Now 86, the polio survivor was eating dinner at The McAuley retirement community last fall when she met a few members of Rotary International. She learned that the...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:00 AM
The Manchester Rotary Club is to host a Mother's Day pancake breakfast on Sunday.
Doors will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manchester Country Club, 308 South Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, bacon, blueberries and...