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  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • Illinois GOP chairman: 2016 Chicago convention talk premature

     Illinois GOP chairman: 2016 Chicago convention talk premature
    The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party said Saturday that any discussions about Chicago seeking to host the party's 2016 national convention represents “very loose” talk among a “loose group” of Republicans and has not...
  • Did Babe Ruth's called shot happen?

    Did Babe Ruth's called shot happen?
    The line rang, and a woman answered. "Hello, Justice Stevens' office," she said. I introduced myself as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. I told her that I was planning to be in Washington, D.C., and wanted to set up an interview with U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Why Obama should pardon Snowden

    Why Obama should pardon Snowden
    Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey weighed in last week on the subject of Edward Snowden. Asked about calls of clemency for the former National Security Agency contractor, Woolsey insisted that Snowden should be "hanged by the neck until he is dead."...
  • A too-early look at the 2016 presidential race: Bet on a dark horse

    Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way.... The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa. Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry...
  • Liz Blackwelder dies at 93; rode in Bicentennial Wagon Train

    Liz Blackwelder dies at 93; rode in Bicentennial Wagon Train
    Liz Blackwelder saddled her horse in Pomona, put on her wide-brimmed hat and started riding east across the United States. She hit winter weather in Arizona and northern New Mexico, trudging on through snow and temperatures so low that icicles formed on...
  • On Theater: 'Assassins' melds horror, humor

    On Theater: 'Assassins' melds horror, humor
    En route to becoming America's preeminent Broadway composer-lyricist, Stephen Sondheim took a few darkly hued detours into the lives of murderously deranged historical characters, probably his best known being "Sweeney Todd." An even more arresting,...
  • A too-early look at the 2016 presidential race: Bet on a dark horse

    Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way ... The most interesting dynamic about the presidential race so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans -- and vice versa. Since 1940, with the...
  • Jules Witcover: A footnote in presidential history

    WASHINGTON -- In reporting the death at 86 the other day of Howard "Bo" Callaway, a former Secretary of the Army in the Nixon and Ford administrations, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called him "the first superstar" of the Georgia Republican Party. In...
  • THEATER

    THEATER
    "Gerald Ford Superfreak": Who would bother describing the 38th president of the United States with a word that only applies to Rick James? Answer: Paul Tei’s Mad Cat Theatre Company, which will host a premiere of its new comedy Wednesday night to...
  • Obama's mortifying embrace of checkbook diplomacy

    How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador? I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...
  • Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal

    Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal
    WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the deficit battles and financial crises of years past, President Obama put forward a $3.9-trillion budget proposal Tuesday that set out a wish list of programs on education, infrastructure, job training and urban...