| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Here's guessing that when the state's top Democrats gather these days, they're superstitiously avoiding mention of the coup attempt brewing in the Illinois GOP. Goodness knows they don't want to jinx it. The Illinois Republican State Central Committee has...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:33 PM
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, journalist Rachel Maddow looks at the key government decisions that led the United States into the war, through a new documentary called Hubris: Selling the Iraq War, premiering Feb....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:40 PM
THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH LATE NATIONAL RATINGS: There are a lot of Pauley Perrette fans out there who love watching her play Abby on “NCIS.” They sent “NCIS” to top of the ratings Tuesday nationally and locally. “...
| Mar 23, 2013
Whenever somebody says something like, "Now, I know this isn't PC, but ... ," watch out. It probably means they're about to say something rude.
In the case of Dr. Ben Carson, the world-famous neurosurgeon and director of pediatric neurosurgery at...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 4:45 PM
In so many ways, one of the biggest civil rights issues of our day is the way we treat Muslims in our country.
Yes, 9/11 was an act of war against the United States, and yes, it was carried out by radical Muslims. But it is our obligation to realize...
| Feb 27, 2013
Here's guessing that when the state's top Democrats gather these days, they're superstitiously avoiding mention of the coup attempt brewing in the Illinois GOP.
Goodness knows they don't want to jinx it.
The Illinois Republican State Central Committee...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:34 AM
It has been 10 years since then-Secretary of State Colin Powell's U.N. speech on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. I watched the secretary's presentation intently on assignment to Fort Jackson, S.C. that day. The presentation, of course, would make...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:18 PM
A Christopher Dorner sighting was reported Sunday in my Northridge neighborhood. Helicopters swarmed, patrol cars roared up. The hardware store was evacuated and my favorite bakery roped off.
It turned out to be a false alarm — just some random...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Letterkenny employees and area residents paused Tuesday to remember the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during Letterkenny Army Depot’s annual tribute to the civil rights leader.
Retired Army Col. Charles D. Allen was the guest speaker at...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
News flash: President Romney and congressional leaders met today to review the terms of the recently concluded fiscal cliff deal wherein the Bush tax cuts were extended by four years, the corporate income tax rate was reduced from 35 percent to 25...