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  • 2014 American-Made Index: Fewest Cars Ever

     
    A steady decline in cars with high domestic-parts content had us wondering when the American-Made Index would have fewer than 10 cars. This year, that nearly happened. For the 2014 model year, there are no "honorable mentions"; all 10 that......
  • Sincerely yours, the 21 references to religious sincerity in the Hobby Lobby ruling

     
    From Justice Sam Alito's majority opinion: We must decide in these cases whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), permits the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to demand that three closely held corporations...
  • A prescription for getting past the Hobby Lobby fight: Get rid of the 'meddle-man' and have employees buy their own insurance

     
    Friday's print column Maybe now, with righteousness and indignation on full boil as the nation debates the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, we can recognize the wisdom of moving away from the employer-provided insurance model that's at the source....
  • GM Fined $35 Million for Ignition Recall Delay

     
    GM will pay a record $35 million civil penalty for failing to report its ignition switch defect to the federal government in a timely manner; the defect led to a recall that affects more than 2.2 million vehicles in the......
  • 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...
  • GM Releases Ignition Switch Report

     
    GM's CEO Mary Barra in a employees' town-hall meeting today announced that 15 employees have been fired and five others disciplined over the handling of the faulty ignition switches. An internal audit, which Barra called "extremely thorough, brutally...
  • 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?...
  • In the Philippines, basketball is the nation’s pastime

     
    In a country where the average person stands less than 5-feet-5-inches tall there is worship for a game normally dominated by giants. While much of the world bows down before the altar of soccer, it’s basketball that brings out the Filipino...
  • The post in which I agree, I fear, with John McCain and others in the GOP criticizing the prisoner swap.

     
    I listened to nearly all the sabbath gasbag chatter today about his weekend’s prisoner swap -- in which the U.S. released five Taliban fighters from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive......
  • 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......
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....