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  • Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford

    Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford
    You'd think that Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking-oral-sex-denying-binge-drinking buffoon of a mayor, would be a tough dude to top in any screw-up contest for local politicians. It's true that Ford's antics have provided an insane amount of...
  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • Uncertainty about Export-Import Bank causing trouble for some firms

    Uncertainty about Export-Import Bank causing trouble for some firms
    Air Tractor Inc., a Texas manufacturer of agricultural and firefighting airplanes, was excited about a multimillion-dollar order from Africa, but fresh questions about the future of the U.S. export-assistance agency now threaten the sale. The company...
  • Former South Carolina Governor Edwards dies at 87

    James Edwards, the first Republican elected governor of South Carolina since post-Civil War Reconstruction who also served in President Ronald Reagan's Cabinet, died on Friday at age 87, his family said. Edwards' election in 1974 marked a key early...
  • Welfare drug testing program signed into law by Michigan Gov.

    Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Friday that creates a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients who are suspected of using drugs. The Republican-backed proposals, House Bill 4118 and Senate Bill 275, were among several bills approved by...
  • A Salute To The Graceful Silence Of George Bush

    In the domain of foreign affairs, 2014 has brought heated national debates on an impressive range of subjects: Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Ebola, immigration policy and, most recently, torture, North Korea and Cuba. One of the more remarkable features...
  • Gary Olson: American people must demand that U.S. end torture

    Gary Olson: American people must demand that U.S. end torture
    Last August, our Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Barack Obama, admitted that "we tortured some folks," but then added, this is "not who we are." At best, his statement was a half-truth. First, it's not "some" folks but massive numbers over a...
  • 2015 preview: Oak Park and La Grange

    2015 preview: Oak Park and La Grange
    The coming year could produce a sales tax increase in La Grange, a decision on a new pool for Oak Park and River Forest High School and permission for bars to open in Oak Park. Also ahead in 2015, ground is expected to be broken for a new development on...
  • A one-man revolution

    Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the top down by passing a new agenda. The other was popular reform pressure, as...
  • IRS demands Ballmer, other Microsoft leaders testify in corporate tax audit

    SEATTLE The Internal Revenue Service has sued former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and a slate of other former and current executives, seeking to compel them to testify in an investigation into the company's tax practices. The lawsuits,...
  • The real reason for Washington's derivatives gift to banks

    As we embark on the seventh year since the historic collapse of the Lehman Bros. investment bank, it's clear we haven't fixed what broke the economy in 2008. Big banks still control Congress. Workers remain acutely vulnerable to another financial crisis....