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  • George McGovern at 90

    George McGovern at 90
    Being a losing presidential candidate is like what Mr. Dooley said about vice presidents: "It isn't a crime exactly. You can't be sint to jail f'r it, but it's kind iv a disgrace. It's like writin' anonymous letters." So it has been, unfairly, for former...
  • Edward Kennedy dies at 77; 'liberal lion of the Senate'

    Edward Kennedy dies at 77; 'liberal lion of the Senate'
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat and icon of American liberal politics who was the last surviving brother of a legendary political family, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., his family announced. He was 77. ---------...
  • 400 live bombs later, fallout is not over

    400 live bombs later, fallout is not over
    Two years ago this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced cleanup of a middle school and southeast Orlando community built on a former World War II-era bombing range. The corps' search of the tranquil neighborhood uncovered decades-old bombs,...
  • U. of I. ends admissions clout

    Hoping to end a "sorry chapter" in University of Illinois' history, new board chair Christopher Kennedy and other trustees voted Thursday to eliminate all preferential admissions practices that led to a massive scandal at the state's most prestigious...
  • The 1968 Democratic National Convention

    The 1968 Democratic National Convention
    Across the country and in Chicago, tensions were already high by the time delegates to the Democratic National Convention arrived for the opening session on this date. The destruction of the King riots on the West and South Sides in April was still a...
  • Thanks to these hotels, it's politics as usual

    Maybe it's not so astonishing to be reminded that the first famous "smoke-filled room" in American politics was a hotel room. Surely it's no shock to learn that hotel was in Chicago. But it was a surprise, and a welcome one, to learn in a recent New York...
  • Getting Older Means Getting Better

    Getting Older Means Getting Better
    She has been old for so long that she can remember when the first graying hairs and the withering of her churned milk complexion seemed to matter, as if the obliteration of her youth signaled the end of something. That was 20 years ago. At 82, Helen...
  • From the archives: Biden profile

    From the archives: Biden profile
    Joe Biden's story starts and ends, and starts again here: The Polk County Fairgrounds, home of the Iowa State Fair. Twenty years ago it all went wrong in a few poorly chosen words. Now it is the place to exorcise the ghosts. Twenty years ago, Biden was...
  • 'After 1968' has a new generation looking back

    'After 1968' has a new generation looking back
    The year 1968 was a transformative one in American history, marred by the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, bringing new dimension to the long-running civil rights struggle. "After 1968," a traveling exhibit on view at the...
  • ‘Hellhound on His Trail’ by Hampton Sides

    ‘Hellhound on His Trail’ by Hampton Sides
    Hellhound on His Trail The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin Hampton Sides Doubleday: 480 pp., $28.95 Told that his activities were "unwise and untimely," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. responded, in his...
  • Book review: 'The Cross of Redemption' by James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan

    Book review: 'The Cross of Redemption' by James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan
    The Cross of Redemption Uncollected Writings James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan Pantheon: 308 pp. $26.95 Not infrequently, James Baldwin found himself quite publicly fielding a deeply presuming question. Though versions varied over time, the rough...