| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention.
"I love you,...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO of A&E Networks and the History Channel received the Distinguished Advocate Award for her work with military veterans' organization Team Rubicon at the Skirball Cultural Center Friday before an audience of donors and...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:51 PM
The United States and its allies are no longer losing the war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and in the Middle East, that counts as progress.
In Syria, the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani, nearly given up for lost two weeks ago, has held off...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 1:30 PM
As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Rudy Giuliani is back to denouncing "an evil, heinous criminal," as he put it. This time, it's Manuel Noriega.
Activision Blizzard Inc. has hired the former New York City mayor who presided during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to fight a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing the Santa Monica video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. for depicting him and using his name without his permission in one of the fastest-selling video games.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
FT. MEADE, Md. — In nearly nine years as head of the nation's largest intelligence agency, Gen. Keith Alexander presided over a vast expansion of digital spying, acquiring information in a volume his predecessors would have found unimaginable....
| May 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
--First Corinthians, 14:8
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Our president went to West Point this week, looked over all his works in shaping American foreign policy and the world in...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in VA hospitals, where more than 40 sick men were allowed to die without proper follow-up treatment. A cover-up allegedly followed. When the...
| May 8, 2014
First of all, let's drop the "old news; no one cares" bit.
Vulture's "10 Years Later: 'Friends' 10 Most Quotable Lines" (recommended by 44,875 Facebook users) popped up more than once in my Twitter feed yesterday, right below Chicagoist's "Kerry Wood...