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The Swampby Mark Silva So much for the "socialist agenda.'' President Barack Obama, planning to deliver a live noontime speech to American schoolchildren on Tuesday, will cite the modern-day successes of Google and Twitter. He will talk about his only life's......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama gave himself a "solid B-plus'' when asked by television's Oprah Winfrey to assess how things are going for his presidency. The Brookings Institution's Darrell West, vice president of governance studies, today offers...
The Swampby Mark Silva Finally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said late last night in her closing argument for passage of the healthcare bill, being a woman will no longer be considered a preexisting medical condition. She was speaking of a healthcare......
Like at least one of them has been doing almost every morning since March, Mason Fidino and Kelvin Limbrick are standing in a flat, grassy patch north of Lincoln Park's nature museum, looking intently at sky and trees and listening like, well, hawks. ...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- Big difference between confidence and desire. Desire comes with a sense of urgency to make things happen. Before Jim Craig became a national hero as the goaltender for the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team, he...
Some media found the possibility that foreign terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon to be too tantalizing of an explanation to pass up, even when it snares the wrong suspects. On the day of the Boston Marathon bombings, for example, the New York Post...
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On a recent evening, students at Pomona College feasted on chicken pot pie, steamed veggies, biscuits and rice. And, as is often the case, there were plenty of leftovers in the dining hall, enough for about 100 extra meals. Those leftovers, however,...
Parents often flock to books dispensing advice about how to rear children who possess both the social skills to be well liked among their peers and the academic chops to make it to the Ivy League. Hyde Park residents Grayson Kachingwe and Donna...
At this year's Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival, not one of the main headliners, the people playing the Chicago Theatre and featured atop the website, is a woman. Not Bob Newhart. Not Bill Maher. Not Russell Brand or Seth Meyers. Not even any...
I thought Bobby Jindal was supposed to be an education governor. I thought Bobby Jindal was a pro health care governor. Hard to think he is when his favorite places to cut the state budget is by putting health care and education on the chopping block year...
During a six-decade career, Joe Paterno transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power, creating a legacy that no one thought could be beaten — or tarnished. But the Ivy League-educated coach who demanded that his players...
"Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr." is another of the Harvard professor's wonderful television series for PBS. This is "must-see TV" and a more than worthy sequel to three previous projects Gates has hosted about how some of us came to be what...
Tags: PBS (tv network), Television, Slavery, Health, Condoleezza Rice
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