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The president has emerged as a modern-day Theodore Roosevelt for his protection of public lands. There’s more for him to do before he leaves office.
The president is displaying a late-blooming enthusiasm on the environmental front.
A big chunk of the citizenry will vote despite being unable to accept basic facts needed to process this American life.
I’m a venture capitalist. I should pay the top rate on “carried interest.”
High rents are pushing out our most beloved retail outlets. Can anything be done?
The field hospital is often overwhelmed. We can’t save everyone. We can only try.
His final fiscal year federal budget deficit will increase by 35%.
The outfit takes orders from its union backers to oppose charter schools.
A judge tosses the too-much-ice class action. Too-frothy lattes next.
Mr. Holm taught me about duty and honor without mentioning his six battle stars from World War II.
Don’t worry, our egregious price hikes aren’t aimed at you—they’re aimed at your insurance company.
Federal obligations and guarantees have ballooned since 2009. Taxpayers are on the hook for trillions.
 Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25. Ritvo died Tuesday morning at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, his mother, Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, said Friday. Ritvo was diagnosed at 16 with Ewing's sarcoma,...
A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims were all young women trapped in a dressing room while changing into their work clothes. The...
Donald Trump heads to Iowa for annual 'Roast and Ride' Aug. 27, 2016, 10:23 a.m. Donald Trump travels to Iowa, where he'll attend Sen. Joni Ernst's second annual "Roast and Ride," an event that combines motorcycles, food and politics. Meanwhile, allegations of domestic violence against Trump's...
Donald Trump heads to Iowa for annual 'Roast and Ride' Aug. 27, 2016, 10:23 a.m. Donald Trump travels to Iowa, where he'll attend Sen. Joni Ernst's second annual "Roast and Ride," an event that combines motorcycles, food and politics. Meanwhile, allegations of domestic violence against Trump's...
Motorists who plan to drive in and around the Pasadena area this weekend are being advised that all lanes of the eastbound 210 Freeway will be closed for repairs starting Saturday night. The closure, between Mountain Street and Lake Avenue, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday and last until 5 a.m. Monday....
2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...
Across the planet, the fight to help wild animals survive against human encroachment usually produces predictable results: People win. Animals lose. That's why the comeback of the monarch butterfly in Mexico, or the resurgence of wild tigers in Asia, inspires headlines and hopes that conservationists...
Millions of Americans take statins to cut their risk of heart disease. Study after study has shown these drugs, introduced in the late 1980s, to be effective. But how do they function? For years researchers believed that statins worked by lowering cholesterol in the blood. Over the decades the...
The only thing we like more than a good debate is resolving one: The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls are the best NBA team of all time. Swish. But we're not just about pretty shots here. We believe in playing defense, too, in this case protecting the Bulls' legacy in the face of a challenge by the rising...
In today's world, the threats we face are constantly changing, and the government's ability to keep America safe relies on its capacity to adapt quickly to these new and evolving threats. In the years following 9/11, the U.S. made significant changes to our intelligence and law enforcement capabilities...
Two weeks ago, the Chicago Teachers Union hosted a rally designed to gin up support for a potential teacher strike. The rally included closing remarks from a teacher — not a union member because she teaches at a private school — who yelled into the microphone, "F--- the police, f--- CPD, f--- the...
What about Mike Madigan? Those four words sum up the bulk of the critical responses to my column Wednesday, in which I argued that Bruce Rauner has been an epic failure as governor of Illinois. If Rauner deserves an F for his first 15 months in office — a highly polarized time in which the state's...
It’s not a dog whistle if we can all hear the bigotry.
Republicans recovered from Goldwater after 1964. They can bounce back from Trump.
Transparency benefits the many officers who do their jobs correctly and helps police departments spot bad apples.
The death penalty in the South should be abolished, not “equally” applied to whites and blacks.
His “softening” position on immigration turns his candidacy into a laughing matter.
The writer, director and star of ‘The Birth of a Nation’ should put money where his mouth is.
The choice is Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio, or get your act together and turn out to vote.   
Clinton derangement syndrome is not only irrational, it threatens to elect Donald Trump.   
She clinched the vote for women after enduring prison torture. Here's how to tell kids the story.   
The latest on Ryan Lochte from the late-night comics.   
Despite political and police rhetoric, maintaining ban is best way to ensure that protesters are protected   
Death of L.A. teen at hands of cops was caught on tape. But refusal to release video has some questioning policies, use nationwide.   
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