Chicago Tribune sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom has a plan on how to end Roger Goodell's use of fake officials in NFL games.
November brings early taste of winter
November is considered a fall month climatologically, but it certainly did its best to look like a winter month during 2013. Emphatically cooler than normal, thanks mostly to a frigid outburst by Mother Nature during its final 10 days, ...
The potlatch returns
Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it’s starting earlier every year....
Dance of the GOP governors
Don’t look now, but auditions for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are already under way in Washington. And the flavor of the moment is governors....
Kids should say no to a second helping
WASHINGTON — We are desperately searching for a topic on which the White House may speak without raising the hackles of every breathing Republican. It is difficult....
A year later, we’re still in denial
America will soon nod respectfully to the first anniversary of the 26 murders that “shocked the nation” last year, sparking fervent cries for action. Newtown, those directly affected by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. ...
Can women ever be good enough?
If you want to get into an argument with a woman, compliment her....
The ghost in the hallowed halls
The rumor is academic ghosts hang around making mischief for students and teachers finishing up the end of the semester. Final grading in particular seems to attract the spirits....
Neocons try to obstruct, urging war
The Transcript’s reprint of LA Times’ 11-11-13 op-ed “Case for a deal with Iran” was an excellent review of the current situation. It is especially important to note the difference between “weaponization” and “nuclear capability” for ...
Nuclear is better
After years of dithering, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Nov 21 finally triggered the so-called nuclear option and pushed through a change of rules that will allow the vast majority of presidential nominations to be ...
The system doesn’t work
It would be easy enough to fixate on the strange-bedfellow politics — Harry Reid and Ted Cruz on the same side — and lose track of the substantive argument....
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