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  • Just when environmentalists think oil age is over, glut occurs

    Like the Great Pumpkin in the classic "Peanuts" cartoon, again this autumn, the Great Peak Oil failed to appear. Instead, we have an oil glut and prices have fallen to below $80 per barrel. Good news to many, but it's also making a lot of people...
  • A lethargic electorate stuck in place

    WASHINGTON -- For all the millions spent on advertising in both parties for the midterm elections, voter turnout was the lowest since World War II, according to the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida. The deplorable news only...
  • Contractor Alan Gross marking five years in Cuban custody

    Contractor Alan Gross marking five years in Cuban custody
    Four times, Alan Gross traveled to Cuba, lugging with him Internet equipment to connect the island's small Jewish community to the outside world. And four times, he completed his trips to the Caribbean island nation without a problem. With each trip...
  • Evanston prepares for presidential visit

    Evanston prepares for presidential visit
    President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a speech about the economy Thursday afternoon at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, according to city officials.  "It really shows the place that Kellogg has in...
  • Obama unveils his Ebola response

    WASHINGTON -- Harry Truman's old adage, "The buck stops here," has been confirmed, at least politically, in President Obama's highly visible response to the Ebola crisis. His lengthy talk on the subject televised from the Oval Office was clearly devised...
  • A View From History

    A View From History
    As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons....
  • Losing faith in Obama

    Losing faith in Obama
    When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left...
  • Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter

    Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter
    Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health. Gross's...
  • Nurses and Ebola, development, and green energy: Letters

    Nurses and Ebola, development, and green energy: Letters
    As a nurse, I understand the confusion and concern about those who are possibly infected with Ebola. However, instead of getting a lawyer and complaining about how her rights have been violated, Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse in the quarantine standoff,...
  • A deep-rooted reason to root for the Giants -- or the Royals

    A deep-rooted reason to root for the Giants -- or the Royals
    I must confess something. I live in San Francisco, home of the Giants, who just won the World Series. And I'm proud. This is really odd. I have no interest in baseball and only dimly know that it doesn't involve slap shots or birdies. The last time I...
  • Roderick M. Hills dies at 83; head of the SEC under President Ford

    Roderick M. Hills, who led the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under President Ford and concluded that investment companies needed more freedom from regulation, has died. He was 83. He died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore,...