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  • Obama dares Republicans to run on repeal of landmark healthcare reform: 'Go for it'

     
    He promised he would. Back when lawmakers started chafing about the political fallout from the health care reform effort, when tea party activists were disrupting congressional town halls and later when they were tilting the odds toward Republican Scott...
  • Chuck D, Public Enemy celebrate ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ in Iowa

     
    Chuck D and the members of Public Enemy will mark the 20th anniversary of the iconic Fear of a Black Planet on Thursday, April 1, with a panel discussion about its impact and other events — including a show by the Bomb Squad — at University...
  • Should a new writer quit Twitter and Facebook?

     
    In the Millions today, Edan Lepucki writes about going off Twitter and Facebook for the first three months of 2010. She was very good at engaging on both sites -- too good. Thinking perhaps that they were taking up too......
  • Wallace Stegner's widow, Mary, dies at 99 [Updated]

     
    Mary Stegner, the widow of writer Wallace Stegner, died on Saturday. She was 99. The couple was married for almost 60 years, from 1934 until 1993, when Wallace Stegner died after being injured in a car crash. Closely associated with......
  • Political books, like Newt Gingrich's: A mighty roar

     
    Our political literature, as a discourse, has gotten rather coarse. New Gingrich's newest book is titled "To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine," a case of name-calling. There is Glenn Beck's "Arguing With Idiots: How to Stop Small...
  • 'I, Con: The Brilliant Work of Paul Conrad' on exhibit

     
    Despite winning three Pulitzer Prizes, one of political cartoonist Paul Conrad's fondest distinctions is having his name included on Richard Nixon's "enemies" list for his body of work on the scandal-laden president. Several of those drawings are now on...
  • Many more toys tainted with lead, inquiry finds

    Many more toys tainted with lead, inquiry finds
    Many Chicago-area stores are routinely selling lead-tainted toys, including items with levels more than 10 times government safety limits, testing by the Tribune shows. In one of the most comprehensive inquiries into lead in children's products, the...
  • What's in your water?

    What's in your water?
    Chicago officials have never tested the city and suburban water supply for pharmaceuticals and other unregulated chemicals, even as concern grows about the possible health effects of trace amounts of drugs in drinking water. So the Tribune and RedEye did...
  • Hartford Hospital Studies Effects Of Marijuana Use On Driving Skills

    Hartford Hospital Studies Effects Of Marijuana Use On Driving Skills
    Marijuana use had little effect on simulated driving skills, according to a Hartford Hospital study, but test subjects were more easily distracted when under the influence of the drug. Investigators from Hartford Hospital and the University of Iowa...
  • Jon Yates: Bio

    Jon Yates was born and raised in Ames, Iowa, where he spent six years as a stock boy and bagger for the Hy Vee grocery store chain. In college, he placed third in the Southeast Iowa Regional Grocery Bagging Contest. He graduated from the University of...
  • Most Big Ten schools publicize appeal option

    Appeals aren't unusual at competitive colleges and universities, particularly state schools. But unlike the University of Illinois, most said they publicize the option. Only one university contacted by the Tribune said it had an unadvertised process...
  • Tulane Makes List of Top Party Schools

    Tulane Makes List of Top Party Schools
    The nation's top party schools, according to Princeton Review's 2009 survey of 122,000 students. 1. Penn State University, State College, Pa. 2. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 3. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. 4. University of...