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  • Robert B. Reich: The morality brigade

    We're still legislating and regulating private morality, while at the same time ignoring the much larger crisis of public morality in America. In recent weeks Republican state legislators have decided to thwart the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v....
  • 10 things you might not know about clout

    10 things you might not know about clout
    Call it "sway" or "pull" or "juice" or "clout" — we're talking about power or influence, often of a political nature. Clout may have made one of its frequent Chicago appearances recently when Metra CEO Alex Clifford got a lucrative buyout deal...
  • On talking things out

    WASHINGTON -- A Democratic president takes a bunch of Republican senators to dinner and invites the losing GOP vice-presidential nominee to lunch. Meanwhile, a freshman Republican filibusters the Senate for 13 hours against theoretical U.S. use of...
  • Too big to save

    Occasionally there is an opinion piece in the papers so clear in its analysis of a problem, so convincing in its argumentation, and so authoritative in its judgment that, on finishing it, a reader is tempted to just stand up and cheer. That's what I felt...
  • 50 ways to beat the heat

    It's definitely time, past time, to update this annual list of heat-beaters. Feel free to clip and save, mix and match, or add your own. 1. Delete all unwanted emails without opening them. Especially if they're from types who are always a bit hot under...
  • Alleged Boston bomber disposed of evidence, Holder memo says

    WASHINGTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with carrying out the bombings last April at the Boston Marathon, disposed of key evidence after the attack by “discarding a remaining bomb detonator and smashing his cellphones,”...
  • Senate committee approves reporters' shield law

    WASHINGTON — Journalists and bloggers who report news to the public will be protected from being forced to testify about their work under a media shield bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday. But the new legal protections will not extend to...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?

    Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?
    As news of George Zimmerman's acquittal spread through the media and cyberspace Sunday, it became clear that the trial may be over, but the hurt feelings — and the debate — linger on both sides. In parks, church pews and diners across the...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Grief, anger channeled into action

    Zimmerman verdict: Grief, anger channeled into action
    Two days after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in Trayvon Martin's shooting death, the initial grief among supporters of the dead teen is being channeled into protests, marches and calls for action echoing across the country. In Florida, elected...
  • Trayvon's parents respond to President Obama calls for 'soul searching' on racial issues

    Trayvon's parents respond to President Obama calls for 'soul searching' on racial issues
    President Obama on Friday called for Americans to do some "soul searching" and reflect on racial issues following the divisive not-guilty verdict in George Zimmerman's murder trial. Obama addressed the nation as protests continue following Saturday's...
  • Sanford police deliver George Zimmerman case evidence to FBI

    Sanford police deliver George Zimmerman case evidence to FBI
    Sanford police confirmed Monday they had delivered boxes of evidence from their investigation into George Zimmerman to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Orlando office. Capt. Jim McAuliffe said the delivery — which includes the gun Zimmerman...
  • Does repealing 'stand your ground' stand a chance in Florida?

    Does repealing 'stand your ground' stand a chance in Florida?
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made an impassioned call this week to overturn "stand your ground" laws in states across the nation in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in Trayvon Martin's shooting death. But is there any hope of that happening...