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  • By George, ‘Leighton Courthouse’ shows how to play the naming game

     
    George N. Leighton, 6/29/2012. Tribune photo by Terence Antonio James In a startling break with tradition, Cook County has just named its central courthouse after former Judge George N. Leighton. The tradition I’m referring to isn’t the long-...
  • McManus: The Gingrich playbook

     McManus: The Gingrich playbook
    Newt Gingrich says he's staying in the Republican presidential race all the way to the GOP convention in August, and that he's willing — even eager — to fight for the nomination on the convention floor. But does he have a chance? Gingrich and...
  • The Bell Curve: Looking back to 'fireside chats'

    In the new order of things, Pilot columnists take a hike every fourth week as our contribution to the paper's freelance budget demands. Unfortunately, the news that provides grist for the columnists doesn't always happen on that schedule. Like today....
  • The Congress Expressway opens

    The Congress Expressway opens
    One dignitary who spoke at the ribbon-cutting for the new highway that stretched west from the Loop noted that the project had been discussed for three decades. "That's enough talk," Cook County Board President Daniel Ryan summed up. "Let's drive it."...
  • Bush's shoe toss

    Bush's shoe toss
    Shoes make news surprisingly often. Think Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the U.N. General Assembly in 1960, brandishing his shoe at a Filipino delegate who was accusing the U.S.S.R. of imperialism in Eastern Europe. Speaking of the Philippines, think...
  • Books & Ideas: Stephen Ambrose's troubling Eisenhower record

    Books & Ideas: Stephen Ambrose's troubling Eisenhower record
    I worried, almost from the beginning of my research into the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that something did not quite add up with Stephen Ambrose's famous biography of the former president. I say almost from the beginning because I had no inkling at...
  • Obama's informercial

    Obama's informercial
    Television viewers expecting to tune in to "The New Adventures of Old Christine" on CBS Wednesday night will get a jarring surprise -- the sitcom will be replaced by a show that might be titled "The Old Adventures of New Barack." For 30 minutes...
  • Obama's foreign policy picks

    Obama's foreign policy picks
    Presidential campaigns are generally discouraging for foreign policy intellectuals. Not only do the candidates pander in folksy vernacular to hockey moms and Joe Six Packs, but the clever ones favored by university professors often fare badly on...
  • City of Angels: Speak Easy

    Of course everyone is entitled to an opinion—but you have to be a Bill Gates for that opinion to make it to prime time. Until now. From a three-story loft on Venice’s Electric Avenue, Lisa Eisenpresser and a band of couch-sleeping, jeans-wearing, self-...
  • McCain enters from the outside

    Sen. John McCain presented a memento to fellow Republican Sen. Ted Stevens when they met in the Senate earlier this year: a key chain with a small battery-operated pig's head. "You're still an oinker," the presidential candidate told Stevens, the Alaskan...
  • Wolfson: Cites the old West Virginia canard

     
    Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson, on CNN, pulls out several old Clinton canards. The rules must be changed and will be changed on Michigan! And Florida! And: "No president has won the presidency without West Virginia since Woodrow Wilson." True......
  • Bush hits worst approval rating quarter

     
    by Katie Fretland President Bush's average approval rating for his 30th quarter is the worst of his presidency at 29 percent, Gallup reports. "High gas prices, numerous economic troubles, and ongoing U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan all...