| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:51 PM
After criticism from environmental groups, Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday that climate change is real and human activity contributes to it.
The Illinois Republican issued a statement after Environment & Energy Daily reported Thursday on remarks Kirk...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:08 AM
Of the words most frequently used to describe the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. today, "radical" is not high on the list. With his insistence on nonviolence, his Southern humility, his Christian bearing, and his soaring yet measured oratory, King never cast...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The Senate moved closer Friday to passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund almost all of the government through most of 2015. But detractors on the left and the right were likely to delay final approval of the sweeping measure.
The opponents, who have...
| Dec 21, 2014
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) used one of his last hearings as chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to review how VA has had to ration a break-through medicine that cures hepatitis C, a liver virus infecting 174,000 veterans, because a course...
| 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 21, 2014
| 1:50 PM
After calling for a routine prescription refill, Craig Elliott got a rude shock: His bill was going up fivefold.
The 44-year-old piano tuner and guitar instructor from Elgin, who has health insurance, used to pay $20 for a three-month supply of his...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The simple question is at the top of many minds this grumpy election season, even among the 1,000 or so high school students gathered for a televised debate: "How will you work to reach across partisan lines to accomplish real goals?"
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:08 PM
It was obvious from the start that the cascade of corporate cash into ballot initiative campaigns in California this year would be overwhelming. The reality did not disappoint.
That reality had to please the biggest spenders, notably the insurance...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Lisa Kudrow makes an impressive comeback, Michael J. Fox gets a showcase on “The Good Wife,” and “The Walking Dead” rolls on. The weekend highlights:
“The Walking Dead,” 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC
The fifth episode this...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A week ago this column asserted that the present electoral system in the United States now places the U.S government on sale every two years -- the presidency and congress every four years, and the entire House of Representatives and a third of the...