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  • Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?

    Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?
    This week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a group that monitors book censorship, said the number of challenges to books reported to the group increased by 53% in 2013. Project coordinator Acacia O'Connor told Shelf Awareness that she could not...
  • Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle

    Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle
    In his cogent, nuanced account of the 1949 prosecution of American communists under the Smith Act, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Scott Martelle sees this case fitting into a troubling pattern. From the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the...
  • Heart-valve rings slip through FDA loophole

    Heart-valve rings slip through FDA loophole
    If you have a faulty heart valve and decide to get it replaced, a surgeon will implant an artificial one that has undergone rigorous examination by the Food and Drug Administration. But if you choose the option recommended for most patients —...
  • Who will the jury believe in Phil Hamilton trial? The prosecution's case

    Who will the jury believe in Phil Hamilton trial? The prosecution's case
    — In the summer of 2006, one of Virginia's most influential lawmakers was hurting for cash. Emails between Del. Phil Hamilton and his wife, Kim, show that the couple's bank accounts were nearly drained. They couldn't write any more checks or...
  • Bachmann's had her share of government aid

    Bachmann's had her share of government aid
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives. But theMinnesota Republican and her...
  • Attorney general aide: U. of I. flouting law

    Attorney general aide: U. of I. flouting law
    As a student reporter at the Daily Illini newspaper, Jennifer Wheeler tried to use the state's open records law last May to get the results of class evaluations filled out by students. In six weeks, she will graduate from the Urbana-Champaign campus...
  • Mailbag: Clergy wrong about Planned Parenthood

    The bold headline from the April 1 Mailbag was as startling as it was disturbing ("Area Clergy Back Planned Parenthood"). I have read with interest the occasional views expressed by some of these clergy in the Daily Pilot's faith columns, but this jointly...
  • Recently overhauled laws on open records face backlash

    Recently overhauled laws on open records face backlash
    A little more than a year after Illinois lawmakers rewrote open records laws promising a new era of transparency and accountability, frustrated mayors, school superintendents and police chiefs are back in Springfield, looking to undo many of the...
  • War memoir skewers leaders

    War memoir skewers leaders
    Surely Kim Barker is the only foreign correspondent to sum up Afghan President Hamid Karzai as "whiny and conflicted, a combination of Woody Allen, Chicken Little and Jimmy Carter," with a national government that "seemed about as effective as a student...
  • Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy

    Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy
    Nearly three miles above the rugged hills of central Afghanistan, American eyes silently tracked two SUVs and a pickup truck as they snaked down a dirt road in the pre-dawn darkness. The vehicles, packed with people, were 3 1/2 miles from a dozen U.S....
  • TB in elephants called 'a gray area'

    TB in elephants called 'a gray area'
    An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...