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  • Pivoting to foreign policy, Rick Perry strikes two adversaries [Commentary]

    Pivoting to foreign policy, Rick Perry strikes two adversaries [Commentary]
     President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home. The disintegration of Iraq, the emergence of a...
  • Debra Harrell and the mythology of bad black mothers

    Debra Harrell and the mythology of bad black mothers
    You may not yet know the name Debra Lynn Harrell, but you’ve heard her story. It’s been recounted to you by scandalized parents at the grocery store and anchors on the evening news. It’s been interspersed into speeches by politicians...
  • How to lessen the income gap in America

    The Tribune Editorial Board should not take the advice of Milton Friedman on economics. After all, if the minimum wage had only kept pace with inflation since 1968, it would be almost $11 per hour now. Friedman was an economic adviser to President...
  • Thirty years ago tonight: Geraldine Ferraro makes history

    Thirty years ago tonight, all she had to say were five words and, just like that, thousands of delegates to the Democratic Party's 1984 convention nearly blew off the roof of San Francisco’s Moscone Center. “My name is Geraldine Ferraro,&...
  • Humor column: Looking at terms for the Oval Office

    Humor column: Looking at terms for the Oval Office
    Once again, my neighbor Babble was puzzled. "What's this I hear," he asked me, "about some Republicans wanting to sue the president, or impeach the president, or put the president in time-out, or something like that?" That's what they're saying,...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • 'Fargo' executive producers talk Season 2

    Winter is coming to 1979. One of the bigger announcements to come out of FX's session Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills was the renewal of critically acclaimed, multiple-Emmy nominated "Fargo" for a second season....
  • Robert B. Reich: The rise of the non-working rich [Commentary]

    Robert B. Reich: The rise of the non-working rich [Commentary]
    In a new Pew poll, more than three-quarters of self-described conservatives believe "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything." In reality, most of America's poor work hard, often in two or more jobs. The...
  • Walgreen's potential HQ move draws Dixon mayor's ire

     Walgreen's potential HQ move draws Dixon mayor's ire
    — Dixon Mayor Jim Burke never knew Charles Walgreen, who grew up in this small western Illinois town and started what's now a multibillion-dollar, multinational drugstore chain. But like others in Dixon, Burke is sure Walgreen, who died in 1939,...
  • Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan

     Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan
    Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches: Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852 What, to the...
  • Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]

    Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]
    At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 last week of Howard Henry Baker Jr....