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  • Will the title 'grandma' cost Hillary Clinton the White House?

    Will the title 'grandma' cost Hillary Clinton the White House?
    — There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly "over the hill." Ageism mixed with sexism is a toxic brew, but somehow tolerated. It's a joke, but not a funny one, that women age in dog years,...
  • Oddball bills stand out in Congress

    Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....
  • Former Cook sheriff, judge Richard Elrod dies

    Former Cook sheriff, judge Richard Elrod dies
    Richard J. Elrod, the son of a West Side Democratic committeeman, was seriously injured during an altercation with a protester during a 1969 Days of Rage demonstration downtown but went on to four terms as Cook County sheriff and more than 25 years as a...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 21

    Baseball replay I love baseball. Baseball is the pal who is with you all spring and summer and into fall. There are no big games in baseball. Baseball meanders. It ebbs and flows. Lord knows it's not a fast game. It's the summer game. Cool beer, feet...
  • Can Eva Longoria Help Kickstart The 2016 Hispanic Vote?

    Can Eva Longoria Help Kickstart The 2016 Hispanic Vote?
    Back in the day, well before it was under constant financial stress, public television learned to gather support for its operations by casting a wider net of funders. Anyone who has watched public television over the years is familiar with appeals to...
  • America — on our way back to the Gilded Age

    Many commentators have noted the fact that America is fast reaching the level of social, income and wealth inequality that existed during the Gilded Age, the time of industrialization beginning after the Civil War and reaching into the early decades of...
  • Republican leader endorses Lagunan for governor

    Republican leader endorses Lagunan for governor
    California's Senate Republican leader has endorsed a Laguna Beach resident's run for governor, according to a news release. Bob Huff, who represents the 29th Senate District that covers parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, announced...
  • Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad's opponents

    Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad's opponents
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria announced on Monday a presidential election for June 3, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power, days after he said the civil war was turning in his favor. Western and...
  • Hillary Clinton as grandmother-to-be: Of course she'll be working it

    Hillary Clinton as grandmother-to-be: Of course she'll be working it
    “Is it really that interesting when a 66-year-old woman becomes a grandmother?” That’s the question my colleague and friend Robin Abcarian rhetorically posed in her column Friday as she recounted listening, disbelievingly, to someone...
  • Syria to hold presidential elections on June 3

    Syria to hold presidential elections on June 3
    DAMASCUS, Syria — Presidential elections will be held in Syria on June 3, the government announced Monday, even as a mortar barrage on the capital highlighted the relentless violence in the country. President Bashar Assad is expected to run and...
  • Ban Florida lawmakers from working as lobbyists: Editorial

    Last month the Florida Senate passed a pretty good ethics bill, but left a glaring loophole. While the bill included a ban on locally elected officials lobbying on behalf of paid clients, senators failed to extend the prohibition to cover members of the...