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  • Hollywood, where liberal values reign -- except at the box office

    In the film "Obvious Child," Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a stand-up comedian who specializes in making jokes about her private parts, with the occasional foray into fart humor. She is about to go onstage. Her friend offers her some encouragement:...
  • The Arab crisis: The tragedy of the Arabs

    A civilisation that used to lead the world is in ruins--and only the locals can rebuild it A THOUSAND years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Islam and innovation were twins. The...
  • Commentary: Grand jury is wrong about airport

    In my more than eight years on the Newport Beach City Council, I have learned that effective governance involves a continual search for balance between unfettered growth and protection of the quality of life in the community. Too much emphasis on...
  • What the box office doesn't say about America

    To the editor: When Jonah Goldberg says, "The left may be anti-military," I am not sure if he is saying that is a possibility or that we liberals are in fact that way. ("Hollywood, where liberal values reign -- except at the box office," Op-Ed, July 7)...
  • Respecting ideology in the workplace

    Donald Sterling — the for-now owner of the Los Angeles Clippers — has set the bar for awful bosses at a height where the air gets thin. His racist comments to his girlfriend — recorded for all the world to hear — earned him an...
  • Bloody Chicago weekend raises questions about guns, gangs and morals

    No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil. At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
  • Chicago-area home prices up 2% in April

    Chicago-area home prices up 2% in April
    Chicago-area home prices rose 2 percent in the month of April alone, enabling local housing market values to remain more than 10 percent ahead of last year, according to a housing barometer released Tuesday. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index showed...
  • In Theory: Shunning the idea of an atheist-in-law

    A section of a recent Pew Center Research poll on political polarization and family life asked Americans how they would react if a member of their immediate family told them they were going to marry one of the following: an atheist, a gun owner, someone...
  • Supreme Court's ultimate test: When rights collide

     Supreme Court's ultimate test: When rights collide
    Just as spring brings baseball and autumn means football, early summer is Supreme Court season. For a few weeks, all eyes turn to the Marble Palace, as the court tackles (or punts) many of the great legal issues of our time. The latest string of...
  • Park Ridge collective property values fall

     Park Ridge collective property values fall
    Park Ridge's collective property value plummeted almost 18 percent from 2012 to 2013, vexing city officials who said construction activity increased last year. Those same officials said they worried the drop would herald more problems for the troubled...
  • Heat index tops 100; severe storm watch issued

    Heat index tops 100; severe storm watch issued
    Oppressive humidity and 90-degree temperatures had heat index values pushing 100 degrees Wednesday afternoon and posed risks of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail in the afternoon and evening. The heat index hit 105 degrees by 2 p....