| May 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Things continue to get tough for the Obamacare dead-enders, those increasingly lonely opponents whose only comeback against the flow of good news about the Affordable Care Act is to conjure up absurd arguments against it (I mean you, Cato's Michael...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Charles Blahous, one of the public trustees of Social Security, has been on the warpath over how I reported his views on the burning question of whether Social Security contributes to the federal deficit.
This is an important question, because the...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's memoir, "Stress Test," is being picked apart fairly intensively by the Washington and Wall Street press gangs, who are busily retailing the book's snarks and slights.
We're more interested in a nugget in...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:17 PM
When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake prepared her first city budget in 2010, she had to find a way to resolve a projected $190 deficit. In 2011, she faced another shortfall, this time $65 million. In 2012, the projected deficit was $48 million. Last year,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — By most measures, it's been a dire few months for the tea party.
Its candidates stumbled in two Texas primary races. Supporters in Congress failed to block bipartisan deals to increase government spending and raise the debt ceiling....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:44 PM
NORMAL, Ill. — Relying on a team-first brand of basketball, Immaculate Conception spreads the wealth on offense.
The Knights don't have a player averaging double figures, though guard Grace Vitek tried to pick up the scoring slack Friday against...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:31 PM
When Old Dominion learned late Monday night it needed to travel across the country for its College Basketball Invitational semifinal Wednesday, one witty Internet sports follower remarked on Twitter that the only trips usually made so quickly are for...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Chicago Public Schools today released a proposed $423-million capital plan that is nearly triple what the district proposed this time last year in spending to upgrade its schools. This year’s projects include building the new Barack Obama College...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Recently we've seen a number of proposed federal budgets, all of which have partisan approaches. The following proposal is bipartisan, stressing two major themes echoed by our major political parties: serving human needs and saving federal dollars. A...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:45 PM
CALGARY, Canada -- Achieving redemption, conquering pressure and gaining two points on the teams above them, the Ducks took extra satisfaction from their 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.
Andrew Cogliano, who bluntly assessed the Ducks'...