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  • Madonna and Young: A tie in the U.S. Senate could happen

    Think things can't get any worse with the approval rating of Congress polling as low as a 7 percent while national problems pile up and an increasingly dysfunctional House and Senate continue to set new records for sheer futility? If so, you would be...
  • The new "Ebola Czar"

    The new "Ebola Czar"
    I’m going to be a contrarian on this “Ebola Czar” issue, I’m afraid. A lot of people are saying Barack Obama made a purely political appointment when he named Ron Klain, a former aide to Joe Biden and Al Gore, to the post of...
  • Who needs an Ebola Czar?

    Who needs an Ebola Czar?
    "Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?" He thinks for a moment and responds: "May God bless and keep the czar ... far away from us!" -- "Fiddler on the Roof" Today, "czar" is a term encouraged by the media to describe one who oversees a...
  • Voting rights decisions threaten the Roberts court's legacy

    Voting rights decisions threaten the Roberts court's legacy
    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) The...
  • Even on Ebola, Obama is dull — and that's good

     Even on Ebola, Obama is dull — and that's good
    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...
  • Lawyers, politicians, elections officials prepare for, dread, recount in close governor's race

    Lawyers, politicians, elections officials prepare for, dread, recount in close governor's race
    If urgent calls and texts start going out early Wednesday morning to Mitchell Berger, Ed Pozzuoli and Bill Scherer, it's bad news — really bad news — about the governor's election. If those high-profile lawyers, all veterans of the messy...
  • Mayo: 10 things to look for on Election Night

    Mayo: 10 things to look for on Election Night
    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),...
  • Matthew Modine Joins Documentary 'The Brainwashing of My Dad' (EXCLUSIVE)

    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...
  • Golf club, gas prices and Shakespeare: Letters

    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....
  • Attorney general pick Loretta Lynch would be first black woman in post

    Attorney general pick Loretta Lynch would be first black woman in post
    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...
  • Nasty campaigns deserve concessions, but not congratulations

    Nasty campaigns deserve concessions, but not congratulations
    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...