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  • About that 'infanticide' charge

     
    Background reading : 8/8/2008: Early warning: Here comes the `Baby Killer!' brigade 8/14/2008: Obama answers the 'baby killer!' brigade 8/20/2008: What you need to know about the `Born Alive' controversy and Barack Obamaa 8/21/2008 Obama's rejection of...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Will there be joy in Mittville?

     
    Today, veteran political strategist and former executive director of the Illinois Republican Party Christine Dudley (right) joins me for another e-mail back and forth about the race for the presidency You may link to our December chat here, so long......
  • You (Still) Can’t Say That on TV?

     
    It should come as no surprise that as a happy proponent of vulgarity, I don’t think there’s much point in TV, radio, newspapers and other media censoring language. Let’s focus on a specific case: the word to which my parents referred...
  • ‘Fringe’ recap: Unpleasantville

     
    "Fringe" is science fiction at its best, and the great thing about science fiction is that it’s a pretty big genre. This week, "Fringe" gives a try at science fiction survival horror and it pulls it off very well....
  • Test kitchen bonus: Florida strawberries

     
    Every year it makes its entrance like a model on a fashion house runway. From its stylish, vibrant green cap to its rosy complexion, the strawberry is a head turner along roadside stands and in supermarket produce bins. As berries go, it's one of the...
  • Rhubarb patch: Spending and taxes -- where do we go from here?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss how to reform the Federal......
  • 5 Questions for Jamie Cantor

     
    Jamie Cantor is the pastry-chef-owner of Platine in Culver City, where she bakes chocolate galore cookies, caramel-topped brownies, Alsatian tarts with brown butter almond filling, lemon pudding cakes ... well, you get the picture. What's coming next on...
  • The rhubarb patch: Medicare reform

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss Medicare reform To Dennis Byrne,...
  • Rhubarb, An Early Sign of Spring

     
    I get really excited every year when I see the first sign of rhubarb coming up in my garden at home. It’s one of the first signs of spring and I love the plant for all of its contradictions. Its......
  • I ♥ Rhubarb

     
    Rhubarb is a wonderful and fascinating plant, at least in my opinion. It’s tricky at first blush. Botanically classified as a vegetable, it is used as a fruit. The leaves are toxic. If you bite into the edible stem, it’s......
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Are government workers overpaid?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to debate the issue of pay for......
  • A Miner objection

     
    Reader media columnist Michael Miner doesn't care for The Rhubarb Patch: Zorn says to (Dennis) Byrne, let's do it again next year. Why? There are few rewards in the columnist game but here are two: the response from the doting......