| Nov 4, 2008
In 1800, Thomas Jefferson endured a presidential campaign in which supporters of his opponent, President John Adams, labored mightily to convince the public that the then-vice president was an atheistic coward hell-bent on ripping Bibles from the homes of...
| Jun 12, 2008
Today's question: Is Barack Obama too young? Is John McCain too old? What major shortcomings must each candidate address? Click here to read previous installments from this week's Dust-Up.
"John McCain (R)" that's his problem Point: Megan McArdle
| Mar 29, 2009
My Life With SDS
and the Weathermen
William Morrow: 326 pp., $25.99
Mark Rudd is the guy from the Weather Underground who is not Bill Ayers. Both were leaders of the group that worked for the violent overthrow of the United...
| Nov 10, 2013
Back when retired professor Bill Ayers hosted potluck seminars with his partner Bernardine Dohrn at their Hyde Park home, some University of Illinois at Chicago graduate students might have seen their mentor as simply a pleasant, aging lefty with a love...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor awarded to a civilian, in 2005.
It would not...
| Apr 11, 2013
Some actors are lucky. In the third act of their careers, they become dream versions of their own parents, or grandparents. Paul Newman did that. So did Katharine Hepburn. We got to know them, and love them, at one age; then, against every Hollywood...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
UPDATED with many new links: Saul Alinsky, really? What small percentage of Americans knows enough about Saul Alinsky to understand Newt Gingrich's continual use of his name to slur President Barack Obama? A list of recent commentaries and relevant...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:06 AM
My husband, Mike, and I attended a viewing of “2016 Obama's America” last Saturday. I would encourage all who plan on voting this presidential election season to see this documentary before November.
The author, Dinesh D’Souza, is an...
| Jan 24, 2012
Nearly 40 years after his death, Saul Alinsky's name is back in the news, peppered throughout presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's speeches.
A native Chicagoan, Alinsky was "the father of community organizing," said Sanford D. Horwitt, author of "Let...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:51 AM
Sen. Stabenow has nowhere to run
The nation's economy is in shambles. Michigan's economy is worse, far worse.
Senator Stabenow has supported ObamaCare, the $1 trillion stimulus, and the countless regulations that have proven to be ineffective...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Can a live lit show about all things current find happiness in a jazz club steeped in a century of history? That’s what Christopher Piatt aims to find out this weekend as he moves The Paper Machete to the storied music club.
Piatt, a former Time...