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On Chicago's Blues: Where Have You Gone, Harold Washington?

Terry Smith | Posted 05.24.2016 | Chicago
Terry Smith

It will take rediscovering the audacity of Harold Washington, Jr. to reverse this mentality.

The New Enlightenment

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

What remains endlessly hinted at about the 2016 presidential race, but not fully articulated, is that something enormous -- bigger than politics, bigger than America itself, perhaps -- is trembling and kicking just below the surface, struggling to emerge.

Congressman Bobby Rush Feels 'Ashamed' Of Voting For 1994 Crime Bill

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), who has served in Congress for over 20 years, is now apologizing for his role in signing a 1994 crime bill that was detrimen...

Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.

Travis Waldron

Lawmakers Take Aim At 'Abysmal Cesspool' Of College Sports | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.12.2015 | Sports

The bill could give the federal government a role in reshaping the way the NCAA treats college athletes.

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 06.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

The Universal Tone: Conversations With Carlos Santana, Bobby Rush and Dylan Gardner, Plus Three Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Newcomer Dylan Gardner's latest video is for "Too Afraid To Love You," one of the key tracks from his album Adventures in Real Time.

Biosimilars: Another Untold Story of the Affordable Care Act

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

Were it not the political lightning rod that it has become, many more Americans would have a much clearer understanding about the ACA's wide breadth and how some of the law's policy changes will benefit them and their loved ones.

Kate Sheppard

House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill on Thursday that would bar the Department of Defense from using...

Longtime Congressman Faces Ethics Probe

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is currently the subject of an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics, the congressman of more than 20 years revealed ...

Chats with Dr. John on Bobby Rush, Jon Langford and Grouplove's Christian Zucconi, Plus Luke Wade's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Listen, all these kids here with a piece, I'd written a line in a song on my last record about "Kids with Uzis, ice suckers, Death is a always thing." You can't get away from that mess. Whatever the kids got, the adults put them in their hands. They don't know what the hell they're doing, the kids."

Newt Gingrich Spars With Dem Rep Over Hoodie

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich jabbed at Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) on Sunday, circling back to a decision the Democratic representative made to hon...

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 3

Debra Devi | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

On my Mississippi Delta book tour for The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu I met people working together to develop a blues tourism industry with the potential to economically rescue the Delta -- the poorest region in our nation.

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 2

Debra Devi | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

"They say that so-called twelve-bar stuff is the black man's blues and country western of that day was the white man's blues, but there's a very thin line between the two musics. Only difference is the beat, and the bars to some extent, but the stories of happiness, sadness, being lonesome. All that was the same."

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 1

Debra Devi | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

If you haven't paid a visit to the Mississippi Delta yet, plan one now to this starkly beautiful, richly musical place. You'll thank me as you roll down 61, with cotton fields fanning out on either side under an impossibly wide blue sky.

Joe Walsh Blasts First Lady For Attending Hadiya Pendleton Funeral

Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

Making good on his threat promise that he's not going away, ex-Congressman Joe Walsh reared his head Friday morning to blast the first lady for travel...

Gun Violence Debate Highly Personal For Some Lawmakers

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

* Congress group includes crime witness, accident victim * Sense grows that time is ripe for gun control By Thomas Ferra...

Video Of Alleged CVS Shoplifter's Killing Prompts Call For New Probe

Posted 01.18.2013 | Chicago

After the leaking of a disturbing video showing the final moments of Anthony Kyser being attacked and killed by the manager of a CVS pharmacy in Chica...

WATCH: Chicagoans React To Zimmerman's Murder Charge

Posted 04.12.2012 | Chicago

Chicago natives who have spoken out against the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida were relieved when George Zimmerman, who kil...

Bravo Congressman Rush

Hermene Hartman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Bobby Rush used the hoodie and sunglasses to symbolize the sterotype of the black male of the street and to dramatize the racial profiling that goes on in America with the ordinary black male John Does daily.

Allen West Slams Bobby Rush For Wearing Hoodie On House Floor

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

On the "Laura Ingraham Show" on Thursday morning, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) attacked Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) for wearing a hooded sweatshirt on the Ho...

Jennifer Bendery

Pelosi: Rep. Who Wore Hoodie On House Floor 'Deserves A Great Deal Of Credit' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday praised Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) for wearing a hoodie on the House floor in pr...

Joe Walsh: Bobby Rush Should Be Outraged About 'Black On Black' Crime In Chicago

Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) weighed in on the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin Wednesday, and said he hopes those outraged about the unarmed black...

John Boehner Weighs In On Bobby Rush Hoodie

Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner commented Thursday on the hoodie Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was thrown off the House floor for wearing. "I think the rule...

Bobby Rush, Not The First To Violate Hat Rule

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

On Wednesday, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was escorted off the House floor for wearing a hoodie in honor of Trayvon Martin, the teenager killed in Florid...