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  • Rudolph and Frosty get makeovers

    Rudolph and Frosty get makeovers
    Every year, fellow Tribune columnist Mary Schmich and I conduct a reader contest related to our "Songs of Good Cheer" Christmas-themed singalong programs at the Old Town School of Folk Music — stories, parodies, trivia, something related to the...
  • The strange source of our Cuba policy

    For a long time, the U.S. ostracism of Cuba has been like the vintage American cars on the streets of Havana: obsolete but imperishable. It didn't topple the Castro government, didn't force human rights progress and didn't unite the world behind us. Yet...
  • Review: Frontline's 'Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA'

    Review: Frontline's 'Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA'
    The National Rifle Assn.'s political clout is so sweeping -- and numerically disproportionate -- that it's unusual to realize its power is largely taken for granted, as if it were always thus. Frontline addresses that history, as well as the group's...
  • Hobnobbing with the rich carries risks for politicians

    WASHINGTON Chris Christie has stumbled into a political trap: He's doing stuff that only the wealthy and connected can do. And to add to the anguish, the luxury skybox football tickets and plane ride that the New Jersey governor received from Dallas...
  • Lockbox Won't Stop You On Highway To Hell

    Lockbox Won't Stop You On Highway To Hell
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and in Connecticut, the road to hell is also very congested. And not all that well paved. Really, when it comes to getting to hell and back on a regular basis, you might want to ask Satan if you can...
  • Obama's Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida

    For decades, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been as much about domestic as foreign policy. In the end, a generational shift in the politics of one key state opened the way for the Obama administration to change half a century of efforts to isolate the...
  • By Bailing Out Just Before Election, Visconti Damaged Third-Party Movement

    By Bailing Out Just Before Election, Visconti Damaged Third-Party Movement
    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...
  • Steven G. Calabresi: 5 myths about lame-duck presidents

    President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
  • Who invented the computer? Walter Isaacson thinks he knows

    Walter Isaacson, aka the biographer of Steve Jobs, is a brilliant writer who long ago became frustrated with his inability to answer two seemingly simple questions: Who invented the computer? And who invented the Internet? Al Gore is the incorrect...
  • Ebola czar Klain plans to wrap up work by early 2015

     Ebola czar Klain plans to wrap up work by early 2015
    The U.S. Ebola coordinator Ron Klain plans to return to his private sector job by the end of February, capping speculation that the seasoned political aide would play a broader White House role for the rest of President Barack Obama's tenure. An...
  • Has Dundalk gone to the GOP for good?

    Has Dundalk gone to the GOP for good?
    While Larry Hogan triumphed in the Maryland governor's race, his fellow Republicans won legislative and the county council seats in Dundalk for the first time in decades, completing a dramatic partisan shift in one of the state's once reliably...