| Feb 21, 2015
| 12:26 PM
I grew up in Washington, D.C., during World War II and remember the fear and anxiety of that time. The threat was real because we knew what was happening at home and overseas.
The difference between then and now is leadership. Then we had bigger-than-...
| Feb 13, 2015
President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Nevada for the Hoover Dam dedication. The following day, he and Eleanor Roosevelt arrived in Los Angeles....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 8:45 AM
The creation of a national monument on Oahu to remember the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II is a “great gift for present and future generations.”
Carole Hayashino, president and executive director of the Japanese...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:00 AM
For more than half a century, what had once been Hawaii's largest and longest-operating internment camp was ignored and forgotten. To the hundreds of Japanese Americans who had been forcibly confined at the camp, the experience was a source of shame and...
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 12:25 AM
Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed? If not, you may want to skip the State of...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:57 PM
To the editor: Europeans, like many others in the world, can't stand Americans and can't get enough of them. They watch us, they copy us, they travel to see us. When they visit our mountains and deserts and woods and cities, they are astounded and...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 11:03 AM
If all goes as planned Oak Park will become home to its first craft brewery in late 2015.
Village trustees wished Oak Park resident Steve Loranz and his business partner "good luck" Monday night as they unanimously granted the pair a permit to locate...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 8:37 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:45 AM
The recent outrageous executions in Paris and the North Korean threats to Sony will always be trumped by the brilliant, visionary wisdom of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s January 1941 State of the Union speech, known as the “Four Freedoms”...