| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The growing clot of unhappy travelers not traveling at all through O'Hare International Airport on Friday recalled the multitude of End of Days thunderstorms and blizzards that too often afflict Chicago, the city of missed connections, itinerary butcher...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:06 PM
Hard cases, said a long-ago Supreme Court justice, make bad law. The startling outliers shouldn't be the yardstick for crafting routine criminal law. When a tipsy off-duty employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency lost control of his friend'...
| Nov 10, 2010
John Drury is the human form of a baseball automatic pitching machine. He just keeps throwing ideas out there, one after another after another.
Some land right over home plate. Others, not so close.
His plan for an amphitheater on the shore of Lake Dora...
| Sep 14, 2011
There is a line where government's encouraging private business turns into government's getting into private business, and Leesburg is standing at the line.
It's time to back away.
Sunday's column detailed half the plan to build a Florida Energy and...
| Mar 24, 2013
Think the automatic budget cuts Congress ordered at the beginning of March — the so-called sequester — haven't caused any pain yet?
Judging from the squeals we're hearing from members of Congress whose districts are threatened...
| Jun 27, 2013
In the scheme of mythical hazards — that you should never swim immediately after eating, that touching a frog will give you warts, that you'll grow hair on your hands if you, well, you know — the idea that an iPod could bring down a plane...
| Jul 15, 2013
This year's weather has been among the worst in a decade for air travel in the United States, aviation authorities say, with the most volatile period possibly still ahead as the summer thunderstorm season is underway.
In June, 15 percent of flights by...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
SACRAMENTO—You might think that testing robotic aircraft for future civilian use would be a quintessential California enterprise. But not if you're a U.S. senator from the state. The governor's not exactly a cheerleader for the idea, either....
| Dec 12, 2013
By now, you've probably all thoroughly digested Jeff Bezos' "60 Minutes" bombshell that he foresees a future in which Amazon delivers books via drones.
The reactions seemed to range from "that's awesome" to "that's idiotic" to "that's impossible."
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nothing seemed to underscore the revolving door between federal regulators and the companies they regulate as vividly as the two milestones marked on Jan. 17 at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
One was NHTSA's announcement that it was...
| Jun 30, 2014
While a runway at O'Hare International Airport that opened last year is sometimes called the "cemetery airstrip'' because part of it sits on a former graveyard, the next runway set to debut in late 2015 could earn the nickname "Shingles,'' and not because...