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Charles H. Percy

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  • My Bill Mauldin story, or: A tale of two vets

    Dear Vet, Thanks for the memories, specifically the biographical sketch of Bill Mauldin, the great but never assuming cartoonist for Stars and Stripes during the World War, Act II. I worked in a cubicle across from his office when I was an editorial...
  • Do stop believin' -- the GOP is right to say it's OK to switch

     
    It’s understandable if you feel discouraged and disillusioned. It’s no shame to wise up, cross the aisle and vow not to be fooled anymore. All that starry-eyed campaign rhetoric — We are “the party of idealism and inclusion,”...
  • Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies

    Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies
    Charles H. Percy, a brilliant businessman who represented Illinois for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Senate, once headed the chamber’s powerful Foreign Relations Committee, and harbored unrealized ambitions to run for the presidency, died early...
  • A last vestige of Republican moderation

     
    One of the U.S. Senate's leading moderate Republicans died Saturday. Of course, I'm referring to a former senator, Charles Percy of Illinois. When it comes to today's heavily-right, brook-no-dissent Republican Party, you couldn't write the phrase “...
  • SNERD - September 21, 2011

    Scarlett's Other "Naked" Moment Last week, actress Scarlett Johansson was angered after her cell phone was hacked and two privately-taken naked pictures of the actress were blasted throughout the viral world. But I've "over-Snerd" a more embarrassing...
  • Kenilworth: Living large in a tiny suburb

    Kenilworth: Living large in a tiny suburb
    Sometimes, in the public consciousness, a town's reputation carries more weight than the day-to-day reality. Such is the curious case of Kenilworth, unique among the North Shore suburbs for several reasons, including its history as a planned community,...
  • Biden's Illinois and Daley ties

     
    by Rick Pearson DENVER--Sure there's all that talk that Sen. Joe Biden brings to Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign some gravitas on the issues of foreign affairs and national security. But the choice of Biden as Obama's running mate also......
  • Biden heads for Springfield

     
    Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's pick as his running mate, kisses his mother Jean, left, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at their home in Greenville, Del. (AP Photo/ bySuchat Pederson) by Rick Pearson DENVER--Sure...
  • Roland Burris: Blago's 'problems' not his

     
    by Mark Silva None of Roland Burris' "people'' were successful at reaching any of Barack Obama's "people'' -- at least that's what the man appointed to replace the president-elect in the Senate, the former senator who maintains that the governor......
  • International Policy Leaders Dialogue Energy Efficiency: Cost-Effective Carbon Reduction

    International Policy Leaders Dialogue Energy Efficiency: Cost-Effective Carbon Reduction Thursday, September 25th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Rm. 325 of the Russell Senate Office Building A confluence of global imperatives -- from meeting the...
  • Campaign exposure

    When advocates of clean government talk about how to clean up the pervasive corruption in Illinois, they start with the state's campaign finance laws—or the lack of them. Illinois has few rules on how political campaigns are funded, making it what...