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  • Tangelo Park Program reshapes generations in neighborhood

    Tangelo Park Program reshapes generations in neighborhood
    Four generations of Georgia Gordon's family have seen their lives transformed by the Tangelo Park program created by hotel magnate Harris Rosen. "I worship that man," Gordon said, expressing a sentiment shared by many residents of Tangelo Park, a...
  • Maybe Big Data should play smaller role in our politics

    "To everyone who voted," President Obama said in his press conference on Wednesday, "I hear you. To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate yesterday, I hear you, too." Let me begin with a bit of a rant. In a sense, this is the last...
  • Market-driven clean energy trumps ham-handed EPA rules

    FLINT, Mich. Is there any doubt there are already too many environmental regulations? A recent government report found that the total regulatory costs in the United States amount to almost $2 trillion annually, twice as much as all individual income...
  • Durbin humbled by loss of Senate as Illinois House delegation gets more conservative

     Durbin humbled by loss of Senate as Illinois House delegation gets more conservative
    Sen. Dick Durbin thanked Illinoisans on Wednesday for granting him a fourth term, and he accepted the verdict of voters elsewhere, who in effect gave him a demotion. Tuesday's Republican surge nationwide means that Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat,...
  • Extended voting period has cranked up the demagoguery

    It used to be that the first Tuesday in November was Election Day, but now it is the last day of Election Month. Election Month is bad, but it's a symptom of a deeper problem that makes the underlying problem worse. As George Orwell said, "A man may take...
  • A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes

    A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes
    What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't...
  • Immigration, taxes, health law on the line in Tuesday's battle for Senate

    WASHINGTON For six years, the Obama White House could count on having allies in control of at least one side of Congress. That could change Tuesday, and if it does, the impact will be swift and dramatic. Immigration, taxes, energy, nominations, health...
  • A word about monsters, real and imagined

    "You're the butcher, or you're the cattle." That appears to be the theme of the fifth season of AMC's "The Walking Dead, the most successful TV series about zombies since C-SPAN covered the Reform Party convention in 2000. It's a grim yet compelling...
  • David Nicklaus: Smaller down payments are wrong solution to housing problem

    Sometimes I wonder if we've already forgotten the lessons of the financial crisis. Surely one of those lessons is that too much leverage is dangerous, both to individual homeowners and to giant financial institutions. Another is that well-meaning...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Is the wealth-builder mortgage all smoke and mirrors?

    Q: What do you think of the new Wealth-Builder mortgage that has gotten a lot of press? A: The developers of the Wealth-Builder, Edward Pinto and Stephen Oliner of the American Enterprise Institute view the 30-year mortgage that today dominates the...
  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...