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  • President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]

    President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]
    On February 19, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America." This was no mere rhetoric from the telegenic man who would go on to best Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Rather, it was an audacious (to borrow a term)...
  • Mexico's soccer coach defends fans' use of gay slur amid FIFA inquiry

    Mexico's soccer coach defends fans' use of gay slur amid FIFA inquiry
    Mexico’s World cup soccer coach defended the use of a gay slur used by the team’s fans at the World Cup after soccer’s governing body started an investigation. Fans at the World Cup have carried on a practice common in Mexico of...
  • Maynard Evans doesn't deserve to have name on a high school

    The debate over where to put Maynard Evans High School has raged for several years, but so far, no one has questioned whether a new school in a new location deserves a new name. Maynard Evans was a highly respected druggist who served as a member of the...
  • Homeless man held on $1K for wielding sword on North Side

    Homeless man held on $1K for wielding sword on North Side
    A homeless man was ordered held on $1,000 bail Saturday for swinging a three-foot sword along the edge of Diversey Harbor on Friday afternoon. Around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Raymond Bensfield, 38, was swinging the sword "wildly" next to a group of males...
  • Latino lawmakers move to reverse decades of anti-immigrant legislation

    Latino lawmakers move to reverse decades of anti-immigrant legislation
    Two decades after California voters took a hard line on illegal immigration, affirmative action and bilingual education, an ascendant class of Latino lawmakers is seeking to rewrite the books and discard the polarizing laws. Flexing its growing clout in...
  • Daytime Emmy red carpet hosts slammed for rape jokes, race remarks

    Daytime Emmy red carpet hosts slammed for rape jokes, race remarks
    The 41st Daytime Emmy Awards may not have aired on a real television network this year, but that hasn't stopped the awards show from generating controversy. For the first time in its history, the kudoscast was shown via livestream Sunday night because...
  • Sirius fires 'Opie & Anthony' show host over racial comments

    Sirius fires 'Opie & Anthony' show host over racial comments
    ¬† SiriusXM has fired Anthony Cumia, half of the radio show¬†“Opie &  Anthony,” over racially charged comments he made on social media earlier in the week, Variety reports. Cumia called a black woman a “pig” and “an...
  • PBS' 'Freedom Summer' a gripping reminder of courage in 1964

    There is no greater horror than that conjured by memory. While viewers shiver with shock and delight over the current crop of epic narratives — the bloody fights for freedom in "Game of Thrones," Billy Bob Thornton's malicious glee in "Fargo"...
  • Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee

    Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee
    The American cinematic landscape would be a lot more boring without Spike Lee, who's made a career of stirring things up. Over the last three decades, the 57-year-old African American filmmaker has never played it safe with his often controversial...
  • 'Big Brother' returns for a new season in aftermath of cast turmoil

    Outfitted with a fresh, photogenic cast, "Big Brother" is watching again, launching an all-new season of shifting alliances, back-stabbing and outrageous stunts. "This, I promise you, will be the most twisted season ever," the show's host Julie Chen...
  • Race and the Mississippi election

    Race and the Mississippi election
    Tea party champion Chris McDaniel and his supporters are not amused by the irony of seeing their opponent in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary, incumbent Thad Cochran, win by mobilizing black Democrats to turn out for him. I don't blame them for...