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  • Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report

    Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report
    No Floridian can discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture with more credibility than Bob Graham. The two-term governor served three terms in the U.S. Senate, the last as a member of the Intelligence Committee on and after 9/11. Graham...
  • Roosevelt University president's pay ranks No. 5 nationally

     Roosevelt University president's pay ranks No. 5 nationally
    The president of Chicago-based Roosevelt University was paid nearly $1.8 million in 2012, making him the fifth highest-paid private university president in the country that year, according to an annual survey of college presidents' compensation. The...
  • Rebrand it however you want, but Afghanistan is still at war

    Rebrand it however you want, but Afghanistan is still at war
    Imagine President Franklin Roosevelt announcing at the end of 1944, after the liberation of France but before the final defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, that World War II was over and that U.S. forces were ending combat operations. Instead we...
  • New U.S.-Cuba era

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's surprise Christmas present to Cuba -- restoration of American diplomatic ties with the communist-run regime created by Fidel Castro and now run by his brother Raul -- follows a century of tumultuous dealings between the two...
  • Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not

    Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not
    TV shows, while not typically known for their contributions to music, often rejoice in the sounds of the season. Last month, PBS' period drama "Downton Abbey" released a Christmas album featuring selections from cast members that included Charles...
  • In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership

    In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership
    The service begins with four loud claps. Two reverends in white robes and black ceremonial caps face each other and chant, alternating between English and Japanese. Two children quietly chatter to their parents in the back of the church. Several...
  • A one-man revolution

    Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the top down by passing a new agenda. The other was popular reform pressure, as...
  • Oak Park approves permit for its first craft brewery

    Oak Park approves permit for its first craft brewery
    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...
  • Russian 'menace' is overstated

    Russian 'menace' is overstated
    Jim Rosapepe and Sheilah Kast's commentary, "How dangerous is Russia?" (Dec. 22), sets up some straw men and creates a specter of menace over the current twist in Russian relations versus the West. But Russia never invaded the West while historically both...
  • Profile Of George J. Mead: Father Of The 'Wasp'

    Profile Of George J. Mead: Father Of The 'Wasp'
    HARTFORD – In the summer of 1925, George J. Mead led a team that set out to build a revolutionary new airplane engine for the U. S. Navy. The navy required a motor that would produce at least 400 horsepower and weigh less than 650 pounds. Such a...
  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental. Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...