| Jul 30, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. President Barack Obama feasted on working-class delicacies in Kansas City Tuesday night as he sought to bond with people unaccustomed to having the ear of the most powerful man in the world.
His presidential motorcade steered to Arthur...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980.
This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:49 AM
For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:58 AM
There is joy in Andersonville: Women & Children First Bookstore, the venerable and beloved independent shop at 5233 N. Clark St. has new owners who are very much like the old owners. The change was announced earlier this week: The store’s founders/...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...
| Jul 31, 2014
Not since the 1980 Mariel boatlift has the American government been faced with such a complicated immigration crisis. Back then, it was trying to detain a wave of Cubans allowed to leave the island by Fidel Castro´s Communist regime.
More than 125,000...
| Jul 25, 2014
Who I am
Jeannie Folk from Chicago.
"Life Safari" by John P. Strelecky. It made me sit down and think about my life, what I wanted out of it and how to go about asking others for help in achieving what I hope to achieve. As a college...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The vintage photo shows a young American medical officer examining a 5-year-old Vietnamese refugee, tears rolling down the boy's cheek.
The year is 1979, and the earnest physician on board the USS Wabash in the South China Sea is Richard Bosshardt,...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Last season, three of Florida’s big-boy teams suffered stunning losses and others have tripped up in the not-so-distant past.
Florida, USF and FIU all lost to Football Championship Subdivision opponents last year, while others have built up...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Five dudes in an SUV on a Saturday night, heading to Chicago for a rock music extravaganza. As tunes from satellite radio filled the vehicle's interior, naturally the conversation turned to concerts.
"Last one you attended?" I asked my companions while...