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  • Aldermanic corruption?

    Aldermanic corruption?
    Chicago's first legislative inspector general could be its last, if some members of the City Council have their way. Hired in November 2011, Faisal Khan has had his hands tied from the start: He can't initiate investigations into wrongdoing by aldermen,...
  • Captain Comics: Meet the new, not-so-mild-mannered Super Clark Kent

    Thanks to the Superman radio and TV show intros, everybody knows that Clark Kent has always been "a mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper." But ongoing events in DC Comics' "Superman" have not only altered the status quo, they've...
  • Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions
    As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a doctor in Sierra...
  • Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America

    Dozens of tickets to the Made in America festival were distributed to Los Angeles City Council offices last week by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti, provided free by concert promoter Live Nation. Tickets were given to 12 of the 15 council...
  • City Council watchdog: Ethics cases sent to prosecutors

    City Council watchdog: Ethics cases sent to prosecutors
    Allegations of criminal misconduct by Chicago aldermen are being reviewed by county, state and federal prosecutors, the City Council’s internal watchdog said Wednesday. “We have cases currently pending...that hopefully will result in...
  • Federal Judge Richard Posner's stinging rebuke to foes of gay marriage, full .html text

    Federal Judge Richard Posner's stinging rebuke to foes of gay marriage, full .html text
    In his opinion issued yesterday, Chicago-based Federal Judge Richard Posner, writing for a three-judge panel, didn't simply overturn the ban on gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana. In the words of Charles Pierce at Esquire, he "tore (it) into tiny...
  • LAUSD report faults iPad bidding

    LAUSD report faults iPad bidding
    The groundbreaking effort to provide an iPad to every Los Angeles student, teacher and school administrator was beset by inadequate planning, a lack of transparency and a flawed bidding process, according to the draft of an internal school district report...
  • Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

    "Never war! Never war!" Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War. "I think most of all about children, whose hopes for a dignified life, a future, are dashed." But...
  • College Freshmen At Greater Risk Of Rape, Assault In First Few Months

    College Freshmen At Greater Risk Of Rape, Assault In First Few Months
    Halee Bazer, a freshman at Quinnipiac University, said she has heard about the wave of sexual assault lawsuits sweeping college campuses and plans to be cautious about parties, never go anywhere alone and call campus security for escorts if needed....
  • Real horrors captured on video intrigue teens

    WASECA, Minn. The website boasts a long menu of horrors captured on video: impalements, hangings, suicides. Click on "beheading," for instance, and after agreeing to continue through a warning about explicit content, viewers can watch masked men in a...
  • Idea of an L.A. Voteria is gaining currency

    Idea of an L.A. <i>Voteria </i>is<i> </i>gaining currency
    The proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts. My first reaction to last week's recommendation by the L.A. City Ethics Commission? Horror. Or maybe it wasn't...