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  • Jay Ambrose: What about an Obama-Ryan team to save the poor?

    In this holiday season, let's suppose what might strike some as a miracle, that our Democratic president and a Republican Congress will soon join forces to do something wondrously humane. Let's suppose they agree to do what actually works to help shove poverty off the American map.
  • Florida passes NY as third largest state at 19.9M people

    Florida passes NY as third largest state at 19.9M people
    First it was this: Orlando beat New York City as the first city to top 50 million visitors. And now this: Florida is bigger than New York. Census figures released Tuesday show Florida passed New York as the nation's third largest state with an...

    Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals

    Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals
    Beijing economic development official Cheng Yuhua has changed flights at O'Hare International Airport in the past, on her way to Washington, D.C., or New York. But her only real visit to Chicago came this week when she led a business delegation to...

    Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding

    Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding
    The head of Amtrak questioned whether a continuing study of replacement options for the troubled 140-year-old Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel under West Baltimore is a "waste of time," given what he sees as a national failure to commit adequate funding to...

    Cynthia M. Allen: Sorry folks, marriage in America is still in crisis

    Marriage is back. That's according to a recent New York Times piece that confidently declared, "marriages in this country are stronger today than they have been in a long time." The bold assertion is based on the hardly novel fact that the divorce...