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  • Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion

    Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion
    With former Gov. Mario Cuomo's death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat. During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed...
  • Obama faces vile insults like no other president has

    Obama faces vile insults like no other president has
    I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
  • 'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods

     'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods
    Know about the president and the pears? Few people do. The anecdote can be traced to Herbert Hoover's childhood, and you'll find it in the new book, "Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America's Presidents" (Quirk). Its author is David...
  • Iconic educator Bethune stood at helm of struggle for justice

    In a life that lasted from the aftermath of the Civil War to the dawn of the Space Age, Mary McLeod Bethune left her mark on the nation. More than any other black leader between Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., the woman who founded...
  • Union leader plans park salute to labor

    By Karen CaffariniSpecial to the Tribune MERRILLVILLE--A local union official hopes to begin development this spring at Union Park, using union labor and union funding. "The town did their part, donating the land," said Randy Palmateer, business manager...
  • Lost words, lost worlds

    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an...
  • President Obama, America's Nero

    President Theodore Roosevelt said, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet...
  • Manes: Retired Gary educator a witness to history

    "The impact of her personality and its unwavering devotion to high principle and purpose cannot be contained in a single day or era." – Martin Luther King (summarizing Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment to racial justice) In honor of Black History...
  • Gregg: Leave common construction wage law in place

    Folks who know me well know I love history. History is a great teacher — and what happened last week in the Indiana House of Representatives reminded me of that. In the darkest days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt passed...
  • Parole Board Must Reverse Cop Killer's Release

    Parole Board Must Reverse Cop Killer's Release
    Plainville police officer and Vietnam veteran Robert Holcomb was executed by Gary Castonguay while investigating a burglary on the evening of Nov. 21, 1977. Four bullets entered 28-year-old Officer Holcomb's body as he chased 33-year-old Castonguay, a...
  • Presidential presentations

    In preparation for Presidents' Day, second-graders at Sward Elementary School in Oak Lawn recently learned about presidents, as they were asked to complete research projects on a specific president, according to a release from Oak Lawn-Hometown School...