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  • Lorenzo Gaztanaga

    Lorenzo Gaztanaga
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as council president. I have been involved with independent party politics since 1992, fighting with my colleagues against the powers that be (in...
  • Tropico Perspective: It's time to reclaim our values

    We have lived with 9/11 for 10 years today. I was in Florida on a business trip, scheduled to fly out that afternoon for Los Angeles when I woke in time to watch the second plane hit the World Trade Center Tower. From that moment on, our nation changed....
  • Law school deans to debate Constitution at OCC

    UC Irvine's law school dean and the Chapman University School of Law's former dean will battle it out Sept. 20 over the Constitution. UCI's Erwin Chemerinsky and Chapman's John Eastman, who serves as a visiting scholar at UC San Diego, will kick off...
  • Honoring the U.S. Constitution

    Honoring the U.S. Constitution
    On Sept. 17,  224 years ago in Philadelphia, the founding fathers signed the Constitution and sent it on to the Continental Congress in what was to be the first step toward its ratification in June of 1788. The Chicago Tribune has a special reason for...
  • Re-energizing young voters

    Re-energizing young voters
    DeJanee Fennell hears the excuses. Young people are apathetic. Young people are sick of politics. Young people have given up. But Fennell doesn't buy that. The 20-year-old junior at Morgan State University knows President Barack Obama needs the youth...
  • Ron Paul is sweeping the GOP youth vote

    Ron Paul is sweeping the GOP youth vote
    Across the country, the youth vote is down. Registration is low. Voter enthusiasm for Republican candidates has been lackluster. Unless that candidate's name is Ron Paul. The 76-year-old U.S. representative from Texas has energized — and gained &#...
  • Police: Laurel murder-suicide witnessed by victim's children

    What appeared to have been a strained association — rife with abuse and violence — ended in Laurel on Sept. 14 in a murder-suicide that was witnessed by the young children of the murder victim. According to Laurel and Prince George's County...
  • Mailbag: D.A. makes 'wrong kind of history'

    History is being made in Orange County, but it is the wrong kind of history, thanks to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. The prosecution of 11 Muslim students for interrupting a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine sends...
  • GOP leader: Repeal city pension perk for union officials

    GOP leader: Repeal city pension perk for union officials
    With at least two lawmakers expressing a need to change laws that give union leaders pension perks from Chicago funds, Mayor Rahm Emanuel declined to talk about such specific reforms today.   The mayor tried to reframe the issue as a broader one...
  • Hessie Abraham Davidson

    Hessie Abraham Davidson, former chairman of the Davidson Transfer & Storage Co., who counted among his many interesting and challenging moving jobs overseeing the moving of the U.S. Constitution, died Sept. 18 of complications from a stroke at Springhouse...
  • Talking with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

    Talking with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
    Filmmakers Lynn Novick and Ken Burns visited the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board earlier this week to talk about their upcoming film on the Prohibition. It was, the point out, the only amendment to the Constitution that limits personal rights, and the...