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  • Dopey proposal

     
    Senseless law would say medical pot users can't have guns Friday's print column Gun-rights organizations have been conspicuously reserved in their response to a proposed state regulation that would prohibit patients with medical marijuana permits from...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Rauner's attack on Quinn is a crime against truth

     
    Wednesday's print column About three quarters of the way through last week's Republican gubernatorial debate, moderator Ron Magers of ABC- Ch. 7 turned the attention of the four candidates to the issue of gun control, specifically whether Illinois...
  • The latest on the VA scandal, including statement from VA secretary

     
    As of Thursday, the number of veterans health facilities under investigation in the expanding probe into accusations that medical centers delayed treatments to vets and fudged waiting lists had risen to 29. Are any facilities in Pennsylvania on that list?...
  • Transportation Secretary Wants to Raise Recall Penalties

     
    The Obama administration's latest transportation bill aims to sharpen federal penalties for automakers that drag their feet on recalls, increasing fines to nearly nine times the current amount. That could change the way automakers issue recalls, as well...
  • Polar vortex gives CPS an 'Abe-portunity'

     
    Like most area youths, Chicago Public Schools students have missed four days of classroom instruction so far this winter due to the brutal cold. But unlike most area youths, CPS students are still scheduled to get a day off on......
  • Ratify the ERA more than 30 years past the deadline? Heck, yes! Why not?

     
    In December 1972, the Tribune urged the General Assembly to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment with an editorial headlined, “Give the ladies what they want.” The wording was a play on the unofficial founding motto of Marshall...
  • California lawmakers again consider legalizing sports betting

     
    California lawmakers consider legalization of sports betting...
  • Schwartz to speak, meet with Democrats in Allentown this week

     
    Allyson Schwartz, the Democratic Congresswoman and announced 2014 candidate for Pennsylvania governor will visit Allentown Friday, addressing the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual Lehigh Valley Women's Summit at Cedar Crest College. Schwartz is...
  • Fine lines

     
    "What did you do in Congress, grandpa?" "I fought against healthcare for the poor." "Oh. What's Hell like?" "I'm with friends, so it's OK."... Mark Harris How did people fly into blind rages about insignificant minutia before the internet? ....Jason......
  • What to expect now that we're expecting gay marriage

     
    Wednesday's print column So tell Uncle Chester: Don't worry, gay people don't want to marry you. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois starting next June. Chicago's......
  • 'The problem with Obamacare...'

     
    From commenter GregJ: The problem with ObamaCare can be summarized fairly simply -- it is based on the nonsensical idea that young and healthy people, many of whom didn't sign up for catastrophic or low-rate insurance in the first place,......