| Jul 27, 2011
| 6:44 PM
A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute has revealed that religious Americans think a financial scandal is worse than a sexual one.
The poll was conducted in the wake of several high-profile cases of politicians making headlines for their...
| Sep 4, 2011
If it's a holiday, it must mean there's a parade.
Chicago celebrated its first official Labor Day on Sept. 3, 1894, with a massive parade of more than 20,000 marchers representing more than 60 unions. The endless line of "wage-earners" trudged more...
| Sep 4, 2011
On America's mental calendar, Labor Day marks summer's end with a reminder to close up beach cottages and get the kids to school. But the circumstances of its birth were bloodier. Legislation declaring the first Monday in September a national holiday...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Once again, temporarily at least, scandal has mesmerized American politics. This time the target is Herman Cain, the up-from-nowhere restaurant executive who is battling back against the latest sexual harassment or misconduct allegations that have...
| May 27, 2012
We're at a loss to explain two things: Why JPMorgan Chase took a $2 billion bath on risky trades, and how the Chicago Cubs can maintain such futility, holding the worst record in the National League. It appears to be high season for lowliness, with both...
| Oct 8, 2012
Art hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections.
But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House.
Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
We are at the end of the election season, and so far our area hasn't received a visit from any of the presidential candidates. But over the last 130 years we have seen our share of campaign stops.
According to the Center for History, one of the...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 7:54 PM
A Queens high school teacher has been barred from city schools following allegations he got too explicit in his sex-ed classes.
Students at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood had complained that science teacher Dyrel Bartee's show-and-tell crossed...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
| Jan 11, 2011
BASEBALL LEGEND: A series of fortuitous events turned an 18-year-old bookkeeper who had never played organized baseball into a Hall of Famer. STATUS: True. With the fact that both Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, two of the best baseball players......
| Jul 30, 2011
Apple Inc. may not have more money than God. But it's got more cash than Uncle Sam. As the government struggled to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling, the U.S. Treasury's cash balance fell to $74 billion this week. That's less than the $76...