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  • Fix universities so we can steal California jobs

    Steal California Jobs. That's my economic plan, and it sure beats what Alex Sink and Rick Scott are proposing. We have beaches, sun, clean air and 150,000 empty condos at $35,000 apiece. All we need are workers who can read and cipher. That's in my...
  • What's that smell? Better power up the Malarkey Meter

    What's that smell? Better power up the Malarkey Meter
    I've heard from so many readers bewitched, bothered and bewildered by nasty campaign accusations that I decided to dust off the Malarkey Meter and start putting these claims to the truth test. Here's the problem: The fibs and fabrications are so numerous...
  • "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Alan Brinkley

    "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Alan Brinkley
    "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" By Alan Brinkley Oxford University Press, $12.95, 129 pages FDR At a time of crisis in the American economy, one critic of federal programs charges the administration with stumbling "into philosophies which lead to the...
  • When Scott gets to work, what's gonna give?

    When Scott gets to work, what's gonna give?
    I wonder if, in their heart of hearts, Republicans in the Legislature were crossing their fingers for Alex Sink. She was the wishy-washy, predictable Democrat they knew, as opposed to Rick Scott, the scary bald man who remains a mystery. Republican...
  • Three Chicago companies give back $34 million in tax breaks

    Three Chicago companies give back $34 million in tax breaks
    Three Chicago firms, including one that secured a major state tax break with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s support, are giving back $34 million in taxpayer funds, administration officials said Monday. CME Group, the financial exchanges giant that will...
  • David Nolan dies at 66; founder of the Libertarian Party

    David Nolan dies at 66; founder of the Libertarian Party
    David F. Nolan, whose disgruntlement with conventional politics — especially President Nixon's imposition of wage and price controls in 1971 — drove him to launch the Libertarian Party with a small group of friends, has died. He was 66. Nolan...
  • Illinois taxpayers wake up to new reality: 67 percent hike

    Illinois taxpayers wake up to new reality: 67 percent hike
    While most Illinois taxpayers were asleep early Wednesday, their wallets and bank accounts were being lightened by Illinois lawmakers desperate for more revenue to ease a crushing state financial crisis. The morning-after reality was this: The state...
  • Drama from former Senator Theatre owner

    Drama from former Senator Theatre owner
    From the Maryland Politics blog: Meetings of the city's spending board are generally sleepy bureaucratic pageants, punctuated by the occasional protest from contractors or sopping arrival of officials caught in the rain. But Tom Kiefaber, who ran the...
  • Wesley Snipes Begins Serving Prison Sentence

    Wesley Snipes Begins Serving Prison Sentence
    LEWIS RUN, Pa. -- Actor Wesley Snipes began serving a three-year sentence at a federal prison in Pennsylvania on Thursday for failure to file income tax returns. Snipes, 48, arrived shortly before noon at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in...
  • Retirement perks cost towns millions

    Retirement perks cost towns millions
    Lax pension rules are costing suburban taxpayers millions of dollars by allowing job perks and hefty pay hikes to inflate retirement checks for local leaders, the Tribune has found. In Glencoe, a free Jeep, bonuses and other perks to an outgoing parks...
  • Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable

    Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable
    Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. A day or...