| Jul 8, 2014
I promised in Saturday's column of cut-down fireworks comments to use more complete versions of readers' reactions here on the blog. I'll do that today and Thursday, sandwiched around Wednesday's "What Is It" reveal. In case you haven't seen the......
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The crisis in Iraq and broader unrest in the Middle East have exposed a growing rift among Republicans on foreign policy, as skeptics of military intervention have more openly challenged the party's hawkish posture in the post-Sept. 11 era.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:39 AM
The life of an artist takes you places far and wide. For 31-year-old Graham Coreil-Allen, it has taken him from Galveston, Texas, to New Orleans and Brooklyn, N.Y., before he ended up in Baltimore.
Coreil-Allen has been focused on his ongoing art series...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:57 PM
A report that the U.S. government conducted electronic surveillance on five prominent Muslim Americans is troubling. It deserves a fuller response from the government than a boilerplate assurance that it doesn't choose targets of surveillance based on...
| Jun 13, 2014
The terrorism of 9/11, the subsequent invasion of Iraq, and the long and elusive "War on Terror" not only created seismic shifts in the economy and foreign policy, but drew heavy dividing lines in American journalism. The Internet was already a beast most...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:05 AM
A crisis of enormous economic and humanitarian impact is unfolding in Central America, and it's hard to find much mention of it in our national media, other than constant references to a result of the crisis: tens of thousands of human beings, many of...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Stand-up comedian Aron Kader is never at a loss for material. If his upbringing as a Palestinian American Mormon from Provo, Utah, isn't enough, there's always the Middle East.
"The problem over there is that the Jews and Arabs think they're God's...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:06 AM
It is difficult to say at which point during my visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum I went from somber to irritated. Was it at the umpteenth piece of mangled wreckage? Or at one of the overwhelming displays, cluttered with everything from a man's watch to...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Orland School District 135 received a $126,000 grant that will be used to enhance school security, district officials said Tuesday.
The funding comes from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's Illinois School and Campus Safety Grant program,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Many Americans remember where they were and what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists flew U.S. jetliners into locations including the World Trade Center towers in New York City.
But North Shore children who weren't alive at the time...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:37 PM
The Justice Department has announced that it won’t pursue a criminal investigation of a dispute between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA over whether agency staffers poached on the committee’s turf and vice versa.