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  • The election of a new European parliament

    The coming weekend will see the election of a new European parliament. These elections traditionally are unsatisfactory because of the lack of a true and informed European electorate. This year they may provide an unprecedented shock. In France -- the...
  • The Rich List and the West's culture of envy

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...
  • Proof those 'Freakonomics' guys don't know much about healthcare

    Proof those 'Freakonomics' guys don't know much about healthcare
    Noah Smith at noahpinion reports on how those bestselling "Freakonomics" authors/entrepreneurs Steven D. Levitt (an economist) and Stephen J. Dubner (a wordsmith) revealed the limits of their brand of pop economics with an anecdote they tell about an...
  • The tea party lives -- in Europe

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- While Tea Party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe their conservative cousins have just scored some spectacular victories. Commentators are...
  • Pitchfork preview: Your guide to every festival act

    Pitchfork preview: Your guide to every festival act
    What: Pitchfork Music Festival Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. When: 3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday What: 46 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com Info: Pitchforkmusicfestival.com Tickets: Ticketweb.com...
  • Royal baby does not deserve news media exultation

    The ranks of the world's most useless institution have increased by one, as spectacularly splashed across the top of The Morning Call's front page on Tuesday and lovingly detailed on page 10. The fact that nearly every newspaper in America did the...
  • Prince George Is The Envy Of U.S. Royal Wannabes

    Prince George Is The Envy Of U.S. Royal Wannabes
    The birth of a future British monarch to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge captured the attention of the world. That island nation continues to hold the copyright on all things royal. There were, as Slate pointed out, 367,000 other babies born on the same...
  • Rainy start to day one of Lollapalooza

    Rainy start to day one of Lollapalooza
    Lollapalooza opened in Grant Park on Friday to -- what else? -- rain and a soggy turf that required wood chips to be imported and portions of Hutchinson Field to be roped off. Inclement weather is now a regular visitor at this festival, especially after a...
  • Michael Jackson: Sir radio

    Michael Jackson: Sir radio
    You have only to hear the voice to recognize who owns those pipes: talk-show host Michael Jackson, the original issue, with more than half a century on the radio. During the BL era -- Before Limbaugh -- he reached millions of ears on several continents...
  • Goldberg: Is disability the new welfare?

    Goldberg: Is disability the new welfare?
    The government in Britain recently did something interesting. It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" — a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms — to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too...
  • Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee, and all that

    Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee, and all that
    The first Queen Elizabeth was standing under an English oak tree when she learned that she had become queen. The second Elizabeth was high up in a mgumu tree in Kenya when she became queen, at the moment her father, King George VI, died in his sleep more...