| May 17, 2011
| 7:01 AM
Is there or is there not a list of the 20 firehouses the city wants to close? Apparently, FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano admitted the list exists, in a Monday hearing. But the Bloomberg Administration won't really answer the question. Now, the city council...
| May 17, 2011
| 1:49 PM
As the director of communications for the New Haven Public School System, Chris Hoffman now stands against many of the things he stood for when he was an investigative journalist for the New Haven Register. Like transparency. Instead of working for it,...
| May 20, 2011
| 6:47 PM
SPRINGFIELD--Following a battle between the attorney general and the state police, the Senate sent a measure to Gov. Pat Quinn today that would keep the names of people with gun permits private.
The names and addresses of Illinois Firearm Owner's...
| May 22, 2011
| 6:26 PM
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 —...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Joseph Farah, an Arab author, wrote: "As an Arab-American journalist who has spent a good deal of time covering the region, I can tell you there is more freedom for Arabs in Israel than in any Arab state."
Salma Abedallah, an Israeli Arab-Muslim, echoed:...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 1:42 PM
This is what happens when you reduce your big international trade mission to a tweet, as Maryland Economic Development Secretary Christian S. Johansson did:
"Key take away from Governor and Madame Liu mtg at Chinese 'White House': 'There is more that...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment.
Records obtained by the Tribune...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:41 AM
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) earned a lot of respect from civil libertarians several weeks ago when he emerged as this country's foremost Fourth Amendment advocate. Rand tried single-handedly to stop some of the more authoritarian aspects of the Patriot...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:26 PM
The Chicago Teachers Union today called on new schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard to release the full terms of his contract.
On Tuesday, Brizard told reporters that his salary was set at $250,000 in the final contract. The school board had agreed to pay...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Oh, how I wish Tracy Morgan's recent actions were merely an homage to his "30 Rock" character, Tracy Jordan.
Jordan, as last season's "30 Rock" story arc revealed, desperately wanted to dash the high expectations of critics and fans after starring in a...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 5:44 PM
The city's embattled police department receives a much higher number of complaints than similarly sized departments, a Courant review of police records reveals. Yet, Meriden rarely sustained a complaint made by a citizen while often finding cause for...