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  • UFO report stirs believers, skeptics

    The story last week about an unscheduled flight over O'Hare International Airport generated a universe of opinions from near and very far out. A man in Aurora said he came home from work on the same day as the O'Hare sighting, looked skyward in his...
  • 'News From the Empire' by Fernando del Paso; translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. Clark

    News From the Empire A Novel Fernando del Paso, translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. Clark Dalkey Archive Press: 710 pp., $18.95 paper "What happens," writes the Mexican novelist Fernando del Paso, "when an author can't escape...
  • Presidents -- the good and the bad

    Presidents -- the good and the bad
    We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
  • Everything you wanted to know about presidential inaugurals

    The Inaugural Ceremony Inaugurations are organized by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. All presidents must be sworn in, which involves taking the oath of the office. The oath is listed in Article II of the U.S. Constitution: "I...
  • Abolish the vice presidency

    Sarah Palin is the product of a design flaw -- the unintended consequence of the founders' decision to create the vice presidency. For two centuries, presidential nominees have used the office to balance the ticket by naming a running mate from a...
  • Hail to the chiefs, as played by . . .

    Hail to the chiefs, as played by . . .
    Americans usually celebrate the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy on President's Day. But rarely are the less stellar commanders in chief ever mentioned, such as William Henry Harrison -- who caught a...
  • Groups worry that sea otters will take a hit during salmon season

     
    The recreational salmon fishing season opened Saturday from Point Arena to the Mexican border, and with it has come concern for ocean mammals' safety, specifically sea otters residing in Monterey Bay. The worry is that the animals may be at......
  • Recruiting Roundup: The Nation

     
    A breakdown of the top recruiting news and notes from the long weekend. Ole Miss gets three commits on the Fourth of July There were more than just figurative fireworks over Oxford, Miss. this weekend, as Ole Miss had a huge recruiting haul in the...
  • 19 months in, a few Americans think Obama is Muslim, but nearly half don't know what he is

     
    So what is Barack Obama's religious faith and why all the confusion?...
  • Amnesty isn't a dirty word

    AMNESTY HAS become the political act that dare not speak its name. Nativists go wild when they hear the term. Mainstream immigrant advocates talk around it. Immigration-restriction fanatics have so poisoned and blurred the word's meaning that they see...
  • Past presidents -- an inaugural quiz

    Today, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president in a ceremony filled with tradition. Test your knowledge of ceremonies past. 1. Of whose inaugural speech did wordsmith H.L. Mencken say: "It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it...
  • The Bell Curve: The power of a vote

    John Dean called the other day to share a memory. He's an old friend who retired nine years ago as superintendent of Orange County schools. He now holds the title of emeritus, from which he draws on his long experience to serve as a consultant. As...