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  • The elegant database solution to the clash between religious and gay rights

     
    Can you imagine having a censorious photographer prowling around your wedding? Having some sour, judgmental lensman looking with revulsion at you and your new spouse -- for any reason --– and saying bitterly to the guests “Smile, somehow&#...
  • Emanuel rips scab off my Soldier Field rehab wounds

     
    I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
  • Ice & Oberweis, your GOP senate race roundup

     
    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Republican strategist and frequent thorn in my side Dan Curry (left), who was struck by falling ice today. Curry received stitches at Northwestern Memorial, and there was concern that he might......
  • The Only Winner is ...

     
    Maybe it’s this weather, but more and more, I find myself seeing things in a very negative way. I used to be much sunnier. I need to get back to that. For example, I had an extremely negative reaction to......
  • Allentown chiropractor, Bethlehem nurse among professionals sanctioned by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (for January and February) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
  • Five things to look for as you await the returns Tuesday night

     
    Tuesday's print column Even if you don't plan to vote in Tuesday's primary election — and if you're a Democrat in an uncontested district, who can blame you? — you should be interested in the returns, what they say about......
  • Year of surprises leaves soothsayers grasping for soothiness

     
    Print column, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare. Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of......
  • #PennFuture wins Right to Know appeal re: Anadarko Petroleum drilling plan

     
    The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) has granted in part a Right to Know Law (RTKL) appeal by PennFuture concerning Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's plans to develop natural gas in the Loyalsock State Forest's "Clarence Moore lands." Under the...
  • Full results of the Change of Subject predict-the-news click survey

     
    Full results of the survey, which I'll compare to my own predictions in the Sunday print column LAW AND ORDER Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is appealing both his conviction and his sentence in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.......
  • Inkling-stained wretches predict the news of 2014

     
    Sunday's print column Readers and I are dancing together on that fine line between educated guesses and gut feelings, offering up hunches in bunches about the year ahead in Change of Subject's annual predict-the-news survey. Who will win and who......
  • Gay marriage nipped in the bud in Utah

     
    SCOTUS blog: The Supreme Court on Monday morning put on hold a federal judge’s decision striking down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, thus stopping a wave of such marriages across the state. The Court’s order reinstates the state ban...