| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb's decision to become the first of an expected dozen or more candidates forming presidential exploratory committees provides a good excuse to start considering 2016.
And why not? In political terms, 2014 is so ... yesterday,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:08 AM
We think of innovators in general, and the giants of the Digital Age in particular, as lone geniuses. But just as the heralded designs attributed to visionary architects such as Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano are actually group efforts produced by...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Iowa can have a magical effect on visiting politicians.
Peripheral concerns become major issues. Long-standing policy positions melt like spring runoff in the Des Moines River.
It’s not the enchanting allure of Ottumwa, or the rhapsody of gazing...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
I'm going out on a limb here, but Bernie Sanders is not going to be our next president. Still, the independent socialist senator from Vermont is sounding more and more like a man who intends to defy the doubters and run. And he could play an important...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:06 PM
We've looked at what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley did to shape the voting landscape beyond last week's election. The third man on the ballot, petitioning candidate Joe Visconti, also played a role that will far outlast his...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The initial warning bell sounded in early August. I was grilling steaks on my patio, wearing my customary weekend summer attire of T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops. Smooth jazz from my outdoor speakers enveloped the backyard. Mixed with the aroma of...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In his first staffing decision as governor-elect, Tom Wolf announced this morning that he’s tapped Katie McGinty to serve as his chief of staff.
McGinty, who went from Wolf’s primary rival to leading the PAC that supported him, is a...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:09 PM
President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general, the White House said Friday, a historic choice that would make her the first black woman to hold the post.
If Lynch is...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Sticklers for political protocol scolded Gov. Pat Quinn last week for waiting more than 16 hours after the election result was obvious to concede the gubernatorial race to challenger Bruce Rauner, and for failing to congratulate Rauner or mention him by...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Golf course at risk
The residents of Eastwood recently received a letter stating that the current owners of the Eastwood golf course are requesting changes to the zoning that would allow them to replace the golf course with houses and commercial space....
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Matthew Modine has come on board Jen Senko's political documentary "The Brainwashing of My Dad" as a narrator and producer.
The film details the effects of right-wing TV and radio on Senko's father Frank, who became estranged from his family after he...