| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:32 PM
My Wednesday print column pulls portions out of the following e-mail dialogue (lightly edited) I had with Andy Thayer, local veteran activist and spokesman for the Coalition Against NATO/G-8 War & Poverty Agenda: To Andy: I’d like to do short......
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (mp3) (WLS-AM) Guest host John Dempsey with Lynn Sweet of the Sun Times, Eric Zorn and......
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:04 AM
As Egypt’s security forces fired tear gas to disperse rock-throwing crowds near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, President Mohamed Morsi condemned attacks on American missions in his country and Libya....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Egyptian officials said they are suspending natural gas shipments to Israel due a contract dispute arising from the two countries' controversial multibillion-dollar supply agreement....
| May 14, 2012
| 5:13 PM
The G8 Summit meeting at Camp David is in just two months and the crowd in Frederick County, Maryland is expected to overflow into Gettysburg.
Those with the Gettysburg Visitor's Bureau say they expect May 18th & 19th to be very busy for local...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 11:00 AM
After approving a parade permit for a group protesting the G-8 and NATO summits in Chicago, the city has denied an identical application by the same group seeking to move their parade one day later in the wake of the White House’s decision to move...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:25 PM
While Chicago’s summit host team is in Brussels this week schmoozing NATO officials, the White House today released a couple of details about plans to entertain dignitaries during the May meetings. They include a dinner at Soldier Field and a trip...
| Mar 22, 2012
While Chicago's summit host team is in Brussels this week schmoozing NATO officials, the White House released a couple of details about plans to entertain dignitaries during the May meetings. They include a dinner at Soldier Field and a trip to the...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 3:49 PM
A week after city officials denied a permit for demonstrators planning a protest march to protest the NATO summit in May, the organizers have appealed the decision.
The protesters filed an appeal today with the city, arguing officials don't have...
| Mar 23, 2012
A week after city officials denied a permit for demonstrators planning a march to protest the NATO summit in May, the organizers have appealed the decision.
Protesters argued in Thursday's appeal to city officials that they don't have legitimate...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 11:25 AM
At an appeal hearing today, city officials defended their refusal to allow a protest march in the Loop on the first day of the NATO summit in May, saying police will be too busy with all the motorcades for visiting delegates.
Lawyers for protesters...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:14 PM
A city of Chicago administrative hearing judge has upheld the denial of a march permit for NATO protesters.
Administrative Law Judge Raymond J. Prosser delivered his ruling late this afternoon, backing the city's claim that a parade through the heart of...