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Has anyone actually listened to Kasich on economics?
How can fans enjoy watching a game that helps ruin players' lives?
When it comes our relationship to the world, there is an East-West divide. But it can be bridged.
The time difference means watching the Super Bowl on Monday — and blocking out who won until then.
A reader fantasizes about a politician’s admission that he has no idea how much a project will eventually cost.
Readers discuss Senator Bernie Sanders’s response to complaints about health care for veterans.
Assad and Russia expand their assault on Aleppo as Kerry prattles on.
Seoul deploys new U.S. defenses as Beijing won’t stop its client.
Rubio stumbles in debate and the GOP Governors do well.
Sen. Sanders better check with his Vermont constituents about the popularity of wind energy.
Let the Supreme Court decide: Was it fair to copy millions of books without paying writers?
Two of my fellow senators used a disgraceful ploy that expands U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines.
Beyoncé may have generated the biggest response for her performance alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show on Sunday, but there was another musical act on the bill that drew the attention of college sports fans and Bay Area locals.The University of California Marching...
More from Trail Guide Feb. 7 Donald Trump is stuck on Jeb Bush like a dog with a bone, and he's not letting go Feb. 6 Republican debate wrapped, a good night for governors Feb. 5 Democratic debate draws little interest from viewers Feb. 4 Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders sparred in New Hampshire...
Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey might be able to stop a three-month slump in his company's shares this week. (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press) Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey told fans of the social media app over the weekend that fears the service was going to become more like Facebook...
Lakatriona Brunson has been hired by Miami Jackson High School as head football coach, becoming the first female head football coach in Florida history, the Miami Herald reported. Brunson goes by Bernice. She used to play for an independent women's football team. For the latest on high school sports,...
Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he sent her upsetting letters discussing his intention to marry her, her death, pornography and unsolicited gifts. Dante Soiu is accused of stalking the Oscar-winning actress for 17 years, but the case focuses...
Those who were only half-watching Beyoncé's "Formation" performance during the Super Bowl halftime show - perhaps distracted by the beer, wings and guacamole - may be wondering what was the big deal. So here's a quick primer. The costumes spoke volumes Beyonce's ensemble was an homage to Michael...
Archbishop Blase Cupich's bold plan to reorganize the 351 Roman Catholic parishes under his charge signals a rebirth of the Chicago Archdiocese. And everyone in the Chicago area, no matter their beliefs, will benefit. It is a process that will be filled with great pain for the archdiocese's 2.2...
The Chicago Stock Exchange, a tiny player that normally doesn't attract attention, had a bell-ringer of a day Friday when it announced plans to be acquired by a Chinese investor group. Chicago might feel like it got its bell rung, too, because while the transaction is splashy and potentially significant...
As I watched the debate Saturday night, I couldn’t help but think of Goldman Sachs. But not for the reason you might think. When I was in my first year of business school, and interviewing for investment banking positions, the Career Services office had every first year student work up something...
It was an election marred by missing votes, questionable tallies, tricky tactics, late reporting, disputed outcomes and demands for recounts. Is this Chicago? No, it's Iowa. The Iowa caucuses are supposed to be a quaint but inspiring example of American democracy at work. In the first contest of...
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primary, and some potent myths and misunderstandings have grown up about the Granite State's political process over the past century. To begin with, New Hampshire, which prides itself on having the nation's first primary every four years,...
Chicago's workers' compensation program shells out $100 million a year in disability payments to government workers who are hurt on the job. That's a lot of money, and taxpayers deserve to know whether the program is being administered correctly. They don't. Do Chicago aldermen think that's OK?...
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pummeled Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for being overly scripted during the New Hampshire debate, pouncing when Rubio, for the third time, repeated his stock line that President “Obama knows exactly what he is doing” by moving the country to the left. “There it is, there it is,” Christie declared. “The memorized 25-second speech. There it is, everybody!” Read full article >>
GOFFSTOWN, N.H.There was a time when Republican governors were not all that different from Democratic governors. The politicians from both parties who ran the states tended to be a pragmatic lot. They were pro-business because they wanted their people to have jobs, but they championed government spending in the areas that contribute to economic development, starting with education and transportation.Read full article >>
Could Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare for all” proposal — national health insurance — be as good as he says? It’s doubtful. No one claims that today’s system is ideal. It’s complex, confusing, costly and incomplete. Even after the Affordable Care Act, about 30 million people remain uninsured. For decades, rapid spending increased health care’s share of the economy, estimated at 17.5 percent in 2014. And on many health outcomes — say, infant mortality — the United States does worse than some other advanced societies. Read full article >>
“The tide of war is receding,” Barack Obama tirelessly insisted four years ago as he campaigned for reelection. Even then, the slogan seemed untethered from reality. Not only was fighting in Afghanistan intensifying, with no end in sight, but Syria, Iraq and Libya were all sliding toward civil war. That Obama stayed with the phrase reflected not just his electoral strategy but an enduring feature of his foreign policy. Having arrived in office with a handful of ideologically driven goals, the president has stubbornly stuck to them regardless of contradictory facts on the ground.Read full article >>
MANCHESTER, N.H.The role of money in politics is neither as crude as Bernie Sanders suggests, nor as benign — at least when it comes to herself — as Hillary Clinton would have you think. Sanders presents a mechanistic view of the impact of campaign donors: contributions in, results out. Thus, in Sanders’s view, Hillary Clinton, and the money she scoops up, offers a disturbing illustration of a larger problem.Read full article >>
PALM BEACH, Fla.As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton’s allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump’s $1.5 million.But, of course Trump wouldn’t bother to part his lips for less. It costs at least a million just to wake up in the rarified world he occupies. Read full article >>
My dad always kept me at a distance. Now I care for him daily, and he doesn't recognize me.   
Religious beliefs tell us little to nothing about someone's ability to be president.   
The late-night comics on outcomes from the latest GOP and Democratic showdowns.   
New York City sells naxolone antidote over the counter. The nation should follow suit.   
Covering wars is not the most dangerous job.   
The New Hampshire primary at 100 is still the wild child of democracy.   
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