| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Where does President Barack Obama rank on your list of U.S. presidents? Near the top? At the very bottom? Somewhere in the middle?
Today, Presidents Day, is the perfect opportunity to reassess your opinion of our nation's embattled leader. Or, if you...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 8:50 PM
Most presidential campaigns focus mostly on domestic issues such as the economy, taxes and healthcare, not foreign policy. But the 2016 presidential campaign is already shaping up to be an exception to that rule.
For one thing, the world is a mess....
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:23 AM
Happy New Year!
A backward glance before we move on: The year 2014 will be remembered for the deaths of many first-rank performers, and the year's final days continued that sad trend.
Oscar-winner Luise Rainer died Tuesday at age 104, and Edward...
| Feb 2, 2015
Congress' expected final passage of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill sets up the first square veto confrontation between President Obama and the new Republican-controlled Congress. It marks the first time in his presidency when significant...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
It was loud and awkward and often referred to as the "Tin Goose" or the "Flying Washboard."
But the Ford Tri-Motor, built between 1926 and 1933, played a vital role in advancing commercial aviation after World War I. Now the few remaining planes have...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Much chatter amid even more controversy has met the news that Mitt Romney may be running again for president. Whether he should or shouldn't, whether he will or won't are questions to be answered over the next several months. But we don't have to wait...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:05 AM
Author and filmmaker Steven Pressman shares the story of his wife's grandparents freeing 50 children from Nazi controlled Austria to the United States in "50 Children" Jan. 22 at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale. The event is part of the ongoing David...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Few if any of the domestic policy proposals President Obama talked about in his sixth State of the Union speech stand much chance of landing on his desk to be signed into law, but they've already begun to have an impact in another arena: shaping the...