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  • Bryan Burrough on 'Days of Rage'

    Bryan Burrough on 'Days of Rage'
    The radical underground movement of the 1970s is a distant memory growing ever more distant. Aside from TV flashes of old Patty Hearst photos and, in Chicago, the occasional burst of attention for the former Weatherman-turned-professor Bill Ayers, the movement seems like a forgotten chapter of American history, if not a closed one.
  • Review: 'Days of Rage' by Bryan Burrough

    Review: 'Days of Rage' by Bryan Burrough
    On a balmy spring day in 1971, a pair of middle-aged Manhattan patrolman, Nicholas Binetti and Thomas Curry, decided to pursue a car they saw speeding the wrong way down 112th Street. Pulling alongside it, they were surprised to come face to face with the...

    Senator slams Penn State plan for Weather Underground speech

    Senator slams Penn State plan for Weather Underground speech
    STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State's president should cancel plans to have a co-founder of the violent anti-war group the Weather Underground speak on campus next week, the state Senate's presiding officer said Friday. President Pro Tempore Joe...

    U. of I. clears way for convicted radical to teach again

     U. of I. clears way for convicted radical to teach again
    In a change of direction, University of Illinois officials paved the way Thursday for convicted felon James Kilgore to again teach on campus, the latest controversial faculty decision at the state school.  Kilgore's contract was not renewed after his...

    Today's world is different

    Today's world is different
    My son called me last evening. He asked me, "Mom, you were very young during the Second World War. How would you rate what is going on today with what went on in the early 1940's, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the lowest?" I answered, "A 15!" "But...