| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Trafficking in a mixture of chamber music, intricate post-rock and jazz, the Claudia Quintet has carved out a distinctive niche under the leadership of Grammy-nominated drummer/composer John Hollenbeck (even if it's obviously a challenge to define where...
| Oct 13, 2013
Tribune readers share stories of shortages and soldiers, war bonds and secret codes as they saved and sacrificed on the home front during World War II.
Coded letters home
Duane Carlson, of Chicago, remembers the thrill and surprise when his Aunt...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:40 PM
MONTEREY BAY, Calif. — Along Highway 1 between Marina and Seaside, it's all roller-coastering sand dunes and chaparral. There the road cuts across Ft. Ord, where soldiers trained for almost every war the U.S. Army waged in the 20th century, as...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Democrats aren't unscathed from these past weeks of shuttered government and potential default, but polls show Republicans have taken a shellacking.
Republicans who tried to hijack America didn't understand one very basic thing. While most Americans don'...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The young bodies wrapped in white linen winding sheets. Dozens of them. No blood, no sweat, no tears. Not a mark on them. Completely unmarred, just as God made them. Still lifes. The expression on their young faces almost angelic. Not at all like the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
A new Associated Press-GfK poll reveals some troubling statistics for members of both major political parties, if they can be troubled, given what looks to be their lack of concern for what they are doing to the country.
The poll finds fewer people...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.
Maybe you’ve heard about the beloved local ice cream company that’s been forced to close its doors because of Obamacare?
Earlier this week, Newt Gingrich shared the dreadful...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:13 AM
After iconic TV curmudgeon Lou Grant, Ed Asner’s most familiar roles lately have come in portrayals of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Santa Claus. The “good will to men” spirit of each is under siege, Asner believes, and it...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the public uproar over the government shutdown, Democratic hopes for recapturing control of the House of Representatives next year have risen sharply. The party need to pick up 17 seats, and the main question is whether the...
| Oct 26, 2013
Re "Poof goes the middle class," Opinion, Oct. 23
Thanks to Doyle McManus for his timely review of Tyler Cowen's book, "Average Is Over." The trends crippling the middle class that Cowen writes about have been in the making since the 1970s. It took...
| Oct 16, 2013
In 1942, the popular detective fiction writer Rex Stout published a book about Congress featuring "the silliest, stupidest and most dangerous statements that have ever been made by men laying claim to being leaders of the American people." The book's...
| Oct 29, 2013
"All we've been hearing the last three years is if you like your policy you can keep it.... I'm infuriated because I was lied to," one woman told this newspaper, as part of a story on how some middle-class Californians have been stunned to learn the...