| Feb 9, 2015
| 2:37 PM
The most unexpectedly competitive race in the west suburbs might be for the Northlake Library board.
Nine people originally registered to run for the six open seats on the board: three incumbents and six newcomers.
That's highly unusual for a board...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:00 PM
Tony Verna died on Sunday. He was not quite Galileo or Thomas Edison or the guy who invented chicken wings, but his passing deserved more attention than it got.
For that, Verna could blame himself.
Much of America was watching Russell Wilson lead a...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- There's something eminently straightforward about President Obama's State of the Union proposal to raise taxes on the richest Americans and boost income for the middle class. Robin Hood had the same idea, and the Republican Party has...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:10 PM
The national Republican Party has awarded one of its sanctioned presidential primary debates to California. Well, hot Huckabee! Better enjoy.
It's likely to be the closest this state gets to the 2016 presidential race. In presidential politics, we're...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:58 PM
For years, President Obama had a singular problem: convincing Americans who were not feeling the economic recovery that it was real and a cause for optimism, not to mention for electing fellow Democrats.
Now Republicans seeking to capture the White...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:21 PM
The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont's Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for funds to be accepted on federal property. He advised the person to contact Sanders' political...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:19 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:10 PM
What I don’t understand is that the law for “hands free” has been in effect for almost one year and, yet, people still drive talking and texting on their phones. I like the people who hold phones in their hands with the speaker on. You&...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:08 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Former Gov. Jeb Bush has been telegraphing his interest in running for president in many ways in recent weeks. The biggest signal, until Tuesday, was his putting out the information that he's lost 15 pounds in recent weeks.
There's no surer sign that...