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  • Hollande-Trierweiler split and the question of marriage

    The Hollande-Trierweiler passage in the rich history of French scandals has ended badly for both, contributing to morbid forces of disunion at work in contemporary French society. Until the announcement - indeed the proclamation - was made last weekend...
  • Fire Lake administrators if they dodged class-size caps

    Lake School Superintendent Susan Moxley spent 20 tense minutes during last week's School Board meeting explaining that the district did, indeed, violate an amendment to the Florida Constitution requiring 25 and sometimes fewer students in classes at six...
  • Karamanos 2-for-2 in Laurel season debut

    Karamanos 2-for-2 in Laurel season debut
    Laurel Park Jockey Karamanos 2-for-2 in season debut Jockey Horacio Karamanos rode two winners Saturday at Laurel Park with his first two mounts since Dec. 31. "I am happy," Karamanos said. "I caught a cold at the beginning of the year. It took me...
  • Phil Robertson flap shows reality isn't so ducky

    WASHINGTON — It's Christmas and a strange white-bearded fellow uttering quack-quack-quack has streaked across the continent, dumping a large sack of something on America's hearth. Phil Robertson — millionaire star of "Duck Dynasty" —...
  • Egypt's preferable tyranny

    WASHINGTON — Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi knows neither Thomas Jefferson's advice that "great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities" nor the description of Martin Van Buren as a politician who "rowed to his object with...
  • Rachel Patron: To understand Middle East, you really need scorecard

    Write about the Middle East, and the nouns — mess, chaos and revolt — will appear in the first sentence. Its inhabitants live with a constant premonition of tragedy, and thus an inability to form a normal, civil society.   As John Dean of...
  • Do unto Exxon as you would do unto yourself

    Last week's resolution on climate change by the General Synod of the United Church of Christ has garnered mostly admiring attention from the news media. But I must admit to a degree of perplexity and sorrow over the document, which seems to place the...
  • Daley settles (not entirely) into life as a regular Chicagoan

    Daley settles (not entirely) into life as a regular Chicagoan
    He still gets up early. He could sleep in. He no longer has a big staff to deploy. No public crises nipping at his mind and time. He lives alone. He gets up at 6 anyway, and sets off to the gym before breakfast. He likes it there, feels safe in the...
  • Using the schools as leverage for neighborhoods

    Using the schools as leverage for neighborhoods
    The planning is underway in Baltimore's $1 billion-plus, decade-long effort to bring public schools into the 21st century — in fact, there's a design expo at Morgan State University this weekend — which means we have entered a seminal period...
  • Documentary spotlights civil rights pioneer

    When we hear the name Whitney Young, most Chicagoans probably think of the city's Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, rather than the man after whom it was named. But filmmaker Bonnie Boswell, Young's niece, hopes her new documentary about the civil...
  • Richard Wagner's dark knight returns to Lyric Opera

    Richard Wagner's dark knight returns to Lyric Opera
    It's been said that more has been written about Richard Wagner than anybody who's ever lived, except for Jesus Christ. Wagner no doubt would have been flattered by the comparison. Despite the manifold glories of the German Romantic composer's music, his...