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  • Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world

    Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world
    Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.    "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.    By...
  • Run government like a business?

     
    My former colleague Dick Longworth, now a senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, sent a note today in which he paraphrased the following crisp summary of the difference between government and business as told to him long......
  • More Americans want to cut aid to Egypt after embassy attack

     
    Nearly three out of four Americans surveyed think the United States should reduce its aid to Egypt or cut it off entirely after angry protesters pulled down the American flag at its Cairo embassy last month. The Program on International Policy Attitudes...
  • 'Santa's mosque'

     
    Under the above subject heading my former colleague Richard Longworth, now a Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, writes in an email: I was struck by the festive Christmas illumination now lighting the dome of the top......
  • Immigration in the spotlight

    Having waited patiently in the wings, immigration advocates in Chicago and elsewhere are anxious to take President Barack Obama at his word when he said immigration reform would soon follow health care on the nation's agenda. With several initiatives...
  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Coming to Chicago

    Illinois is getting some attention from a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. (WGN-AM)-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Chicago today and Monday. His visit includes taking part in the Obama administration's public service...
  • Business laments end of close working relationship with Mayor Richard Daley

    Business laments end of close working relationship with Mayor Richard Daley
    Chicago's business community, which repeatedly stood and delivered for Mayor Richard Daley as he reshaped a once-sagging industrial city, was shaken to learn Tuesday that he is stepping aside as the city once again faces dire financial challenges. The...
  • Surge: What Obama said and when he said it

     
    Obama, in an effort to make his opposition to the surge seem slightly less wrongheaded than it seems to be right now, has claimed that "during the debate" he said "there's no doubt that additional U.S. troops could temporarily......