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  • REVIEW: 'The Real Thing' at American Airlines Theatre

    REVIEW: 'The Real Thing' at American Airlines Theatre
    We're all vulnerable in love and marriage — even arty, self-aware British intellectuals who pride themselves on their carefully constructed and seemingly unimpeachable castles of wit, irony and intellectual fortitude. That's the main theme —...
  • Suicide is best explained with science, not Sartre [Letter]

    Most people who kill themselves do so from a place of great pain, hopelessness, self-worthlessness and despair. But suicide is best explained not with reference to the concepts of philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (as was done in the Sept. 24 commentary,...
  • Hilary Potashner appointed federal public defender for L.A. region

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has appointed a career public defender to the post of federal public defender for the Central District of California, which is based in Los Angeles. Hilary Lee Potashner, 47, began serving as acting federal public...
  • Autumn surge in area home listings brings optimism

    Autumn surge in area home listings brings optimism
    You may not have found the home of your dreams, but it may not be time to give up the hunt just yet. Chicago-area housing market data for the latest month show that more than 16,000 houses, town houses and condominiums came on the market in September,...
  • Democracy's most cherished act

    Democracy! A word, a way of life, our highest ideal: Everyone is equal; no one is marginal. I still feel the force of this word, though the middle syllable -- "mock" -- grows increasingly dominant when I hear it, especially now, as election season...
  • A case for reading political fiction

    A case for reading political fiction
    In an understandably cynical mood about the fractured state of American government, one might be inclined to wonder: When so much of politics and what politicians say is fiction to begin with, what does a reader need with political fiction? Fiction as...
  • Fox News expert calls for 'American jihad'

    Fox News expert calls for 'American jihad'
    Psychiatrist Keith Ablow, a regular Fox News contributor, has penned a column expressing some views that need to be discussed. I know this because Brian Kilmeade, co-host of the morning comedy program "Fox & Friends," said on today's show that Ablow has...
  • Witnessing A New Optimism In Journalism

    Witnessing A New Optimism In Journalism
    To mark the 250th anniversary of The Hartford Courant, Editor Andrew Julien made the following remarks at an Oct. 25 gala celebrating the event. The paper turns 250 Oct. 29. It's no big secret that it's been a rocky few years for us in the business of...
  • Standardized tests: Is Florida getting what we're paying for?

    Earlier this year, the state of Florida signed a contract with the American Institutes for Research for $220 million to furnish us with rigorous standardized tests for the next six years. You must be wondering how amazing this test is to cost $220...
  • Spanking Is Not A Clear Cut Issue For Every Parent

    It's time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I've been informed that I believe in it, which is not exactly true. The problem is that in today's anti-intellectual...
  • Steven F. Hayward: Why Ronald Reagan's 'A Time for Choosing' speech endures after all this time

    Steven F. Hayward: Why Ronald Reagan's 'A Time for Choosing' speech endures after all this time
    There are perhaps four speeches in American history that so electrified the public that they propelled their orators to the front rank of presidential politics overnight: Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Address of 1860, William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of...