| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:25 AM
Put aside the overheated spat about the wisdom of inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress this week. The deeper constitutional issue involves the insistence by President Barack Obama that the House and...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:53 PM
Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush has been making headlines.
Foreign policy is one important test for anyone seriously seeking the White House, and Bush has recently delivered an articulate speech on the subject at the Chicago Council on Global...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 10:16 PM
To the editor: I was sickened by the spectacle in Congress on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used every means possible to promote his own political credentials in Israel before the upcoming election. ("Netanyahu warns against Iran...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:19 AM
Arthur L. Alarcon, the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, died Wednesday at his Pacific Palisades home. He was 89.
He was recently diagnosed with cancer, according to a court statement.
The native Angeleno and son of a...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:32 AM
Know about the president and the pears? Few people do.
The anecdote can be traced to Herbert Hoover’s childhood, and you’ll find it in the new book, “Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents”...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:29 PM
For some, it was a bucket list moment. For others, it brought bragging rights or just the opportunity to see one of the most iconic figures in our nation’s recent history.
Whatever the reason, downtown Naperville was alive with a substantial...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 9:24 AM
After losing their son Jordan to a heroin overdose in early 2014, Mark and Julie Filler made the courageous choice to bring the family's eight-year battle into the open with the hope of preventing similar tragedies.
The Highland Park family is about...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Coming froma federal agency most often associated with senior citizens, the poster is striking: An upside-down sky diver screams as she falls through the clouds.
"Have you helped someone plan their Someday?" it asks in bright, yellow letters that...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:23 PM
To the editor: Wow! From the gloomy predictability of the Op-Ed page, I find a pinpoint of radiance in Andrew J. Bacevich's piece on the Obama administration's plodding foreign policy. ("Lacking a foreign policy vision, Obama administration muddles along,...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 11:31 AM
Who do you think should win the Grammy this year? Polymath actor/director/artist/etc. James Franco? High camp maestro John Waters? Recently deceased comedy diva Joan Rivers? Inspirational disco queen Gloria Gaynor? Or should the prized award go to...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:08 AM
Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets....