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The Fugs finally return to Chicago on Saturday at the City Winery after a 44-year absence. The reception for the band is bound to be a bit warmer than it was when the counter-culture pioneers last performed here, on Dec. 28, 1968, at the Aragon Ballroom....
Warren Fletcher wrapped up his work three weeks ago as an English teacher at City of Angels and moved over to the headquarters of United Teachers Los Angeles, where he is the union's new president. He missed his first negotiating session because he had to...
Once upon a time, society had the decency to keep its nut jobs largely under wraps. We were like a giant Snickers bar. You knew the nuts were in there. But they were tucked safely away between the chocolate and the nougat. The Internet changed all...
Tags: Barack Obama, Politics, Ocoee, National Government, Rick Perry
The Hartford CourantThe presidential campaign, hitherto a plod through a torrent of words tedious beyond words, began to dance in Denver. There a masterfully prepared Mitt Romney completed a trifecta of tasks and unveiled an issue that, because it illustrates contemporary...
After declining to give details of the Romney-Ryan tax plan during a testy back-and-forth with host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday," GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, offered a novel excuse. He didn't want to put viewers...
Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate has ramped up interest in the author/philosopher Ayn Rand. Ryan is backing away from her these days, mostly because of her atheism and other inconvenient social views, but he has proclaimed more...
Tags: Unemployment, Politics, Republican Party, Ayn Rand, Mitt Romney
On Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry got into the race for the GOP presidential nomination, and within 24 hours, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty got out. Perry didn't exactly chase Pawlenty out of the race; the Iowa straw poll (in which T-Paw finished a...
Apparently, a lot of people consider President Obama to be bumblingly inarticulate. "The guy can't talk his way out of a paper bag!" a reader wrote to me recently. "Sarah Palin is a brilliant speaker. It's the president whose sentences are undiagrammable,...
Change of SubjectReal name: Gregory Gender: Male Age: 40 Occupation: Corporate Tax Family info: Single Resides: Logan Square, Chicago Me standing in the Black Sea at Batumi, Republic of Georgia where I celebrated my birthday this fall. Political philosophy: I support...
Blogging with Bill WhiteMy column Saturday contrasted the philosophies expressed by author/philosopher Ayn Rand and the heroes of her novels with the Harper Lee character Atticus Finch. Specifically, I cited something Finch said to his daughter in "To Kill a Mockingbird." "You...
L.A. NOWGore Vidal, who died at his Hollywood Hills home, was known for his unmatched wit and one-liners....
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