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  • And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.

    "Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan," said Harry Truman, "I know he is going to vote against me." The hosannas to bipartisanship accompanying the budget deal passed this week should have served as fair warning to the rest of us that we lost...
  • McManus: The president's hump year

    McManus: The president's hump year
    The sixth year of a two-term presidency is rarely kind. The public's initial romance with the president has faded. The brief momentum he thought he earned by winning reelection has faded too. The White House doesn't set the agenda any more; events are...
  • Greg Schwem: Solving the budget crisis through fine dining

    I still vividly recall my mother's parting words every time a childhood friend invited me over for a meal: "Always say please." "Remember to say thank you." "Under no circumstances, ever say, "I don't like.'" "But what if Steve's mom serves asparagus?...
  • Greg Schwem: 'Here Comes Donald Boo Hoo' and other post-election reality shows

    The votes have been (mostly) tabulated, a winner has been declared, the election is over and now it's time for all television networks to get back to doing what they do best: Developing new reality shows. It shouldn't be difficult. The hardscrabble,...
  • The GOP discovers inequality

    "Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
  • A too-early look at the 2016 presidential race: Bet on a dark horse

    Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way.... The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa. Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry...
  • Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition

    Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition
    Letters to the editor from Tinley Park, Bolingbrook and Lockport. Nature in charge When the snow fell and there was hardly a car on the road to challenge it, you knew that nature has the upper hand. It actually felt good for a couple of days to simply...
  • IRS proposes new curbs on campaigning by tax-exempt groups

    IRS proposes new curbs on campaigning by tax-exempt groups
    WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
  • French leader, now single, feted at White House state dinner

    French leader, now single, feted at White House state dinner
    French President Francois Hollande was feted Tuesday by President Barack Obama at a state dinner that drew political, business and Hollywood heavyweights, but not Valerie Trierweiler, who was considered France’s first lady before her highly...
  • Piling on the Murray-Ryan budget deal

     Piling on the Murray-Ryan budget deal
    Here's what counts as success in Washington these days: a budget deal that almost everyone hates and that doesn't solve any of the country's major problems. The spending bill that Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled...
  • Simpson and Bowles: Budget deal is just a start

    The budget agreement reached by the House and Senate this week is a small step forward in restoring some sanity and order to the process. By putting in place a bipartisan plan for the next two years, the agreement represents a much-needed improvement over...