| 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 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 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 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...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 6:52 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Presentations are big business today. When 34-year-old Chelsea Clinton, who has never held public office, can command $75,000 for a single presentation, people take note.
Moreover, the fairly recent popularity of TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment,...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: The U. S. Supreme Court has countenanced Republicans' partisan dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, and Andrew Cohen rightly excoriates the justices' specious reasoning. ("Shame on Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court," Op-Ed, Oct. 22)
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:34 PM
In responding to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is being his usual self — passive, detached, unable or unwilling to lead. So say his critics, who accuse him of being an idle observer of his own presidency.
Idleness in the Oval Office is...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Ten things to watch, along with some key questions and predictions, as Election Night 2014 unfolds:
1. Here's my macro, Big Question riddle of the night: With unemployment down, gas prices below $3, the stock market at record highs (17,383 Dow),...
| 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...
| 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....