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Remembering November 22, 1963

Susan Berger | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Susan Berger

After brunch we turned on the television and watched Jack Ruby shoot Lee Harvey Oswald on live TV. That was the day that I became a news junkie.

Nixon's Defeat, Snatched From the Jaws of Victory

Conrad Black | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgRichard Nixon had averted the disaster that loomed in 1968, and withdrew from Vietnam with honor. Tragically and unimaginably, Watergate replaced Vietnam as the national crisis, and snatched defeat back, after Nixon had come close to retrieving victory. Not even Greek dramatists, tragic or comic, had imagined this plot.

1968: A Dirty Election During a Dirty War

Conrad Black | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgIn a tragic time, with 400 conscripted servicemen dying every week in Vietnam and violence all over the country, the sacred privilege of the ballot was exercised at the end of a spectacularly reprehensible effort to manipulate the 1968 election.

High Noon at the Plains of Abraham

Conrad Black | Posted 08.08.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgDespite the immense importance of the battle for Quebec to the whole Western world, and the huge mythology that has been built about it, from both sides, it was an almost accidental and very close-run engagement.

As Troops Stormed Normandy, Churchill Launched a Drunken Tirade Against DeGaulle (Slideshow)

Conrad Black | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgOn the evening of June 5, 1944, as Roosevelt spoke to the world about the liberation of Rome, and welcomed Italy back into the civilized world, Churchill and de Gaulle were having the most severe of all their many disputes.

America's Future: What If 'Obama Nation' Turns Into 'Obamanation'?

Glen Browder | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

A surprising number of critics caution that he's promising more than he, his party, and even government can deliver; others worry that he is making a tough road tougher -- both domestically and internationally -- for an already bedraggled America.

Conrad Black, Former Media Mogul, Released From Prison

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 07.04.2012 | Media

TORONTO — Former media mogul Conrad Black arrived in Canada on Friday and was spotted kissing his wife, playing with their dogs and roaming the ...

Conrad Black Returns To Prison

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | Media

MIAMI — Officials say former media mogul Conrad Black has returned to federal prison in Florida to finish his sentence for defrauding investors....

Conrad Black To Report Back To Prison In September

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge says former media mogul Conrad Black must head back behind bars in two months. A sentencing order released Monday say...

Conrad Black Going Back To Prison, Wife Faints During Chicago Hearing

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Conrad Black, once a media mogul whose newspaper empire spanned several continents, is headed back to prison after a federal judge rul...

Federal Judge To Resentence Media Mogul Conrad Black

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Competing portraits of Conrad Black – once one of the world's most powerful media moguls – will be on display Friday in Ch...

Conrad Black Appeal Rejected By Supreme Court

AP | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from former media mogul Conrad Black challenging his two remaining convictions on fraud and obs...

Conrad Black To Be Resentenced In June

AP | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The resentencing of former media mogul Conrad Black on two remaining convictions remains on track for next month. Black appeared Mond...

Matt Sledge

Experts: Proposed Ethics Bills Could Withstand Tests | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk (R) and Rep. Mike Quigley (D) announced Monday that they are working together to tighten federal ethics laws. Ex-prosecutors s...

Conrad Black Hopes To Remain Free, Hearing Set

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Conrad Black got some good news in his long-running legal saga when U.S. prosecutors announced Thursday that they don't intend to retr...

Conrad Black Trashes Murdoch: 'Monosyllabic,' 'Mumbling' 'Shark' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Murdoch is a great white shark, who mumbles and furrows his brow compulsively [with] orange-dyed hair... a man who is airtight in his ruthlessness, un...

Chicago Appeals Court To Hear Case Against Conrad Black

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An attorney for Conrad Black invoked a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling and Disney character Minnie Mouse in asking appellate judges...

Some Fraud Convictions Overturned Against Media Mogul Black

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court on Friday reversed two of former media mogul Conrad Black's 2007 fraud convictions – raising at least th...

Conrad Black Due In Chicago Court Today

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge ordered Conrad Black to surrender his passport Friday, meaning the former media mogul can't return to his home in Cana...

Conrad Black Granted Bail: Ex-Media Mogul Getting Out Of Jail

AP | DON BABWIN and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Conrad Black, the brash former newspaper magnate who lived extravagantly before his 2007 federal conviction for defrauding shareholder...

Yo, Congress, Keep on Truckin' -- Can You Dig It?

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

There is an obligation upon those drafting laws and regulations to do so with sufficient clarity so as to convey what precise conduct is proscribed or...

Conrad Black, Jailed Former Chicago Sun-Times Owner, Seeks Bail Pending Appeal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jailed former newspaper magnate Conrad Black is seeking bail now that the U.S. Supreme Court has kicked his 2007 fraud conviction back...

One Blagojevich Too Many

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

It's time for the feds to cut Robert Blagojevich loose. Let the man get back to Tennessee and reclaim what remains of his old life.

Chicago Justice and Lord Black

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Diane Francis

I have thought about Conrad Black often since we had dinner in a posh Palm Beach club one night in February 2008, just weeks before he went to jail.

Conrad Black Is My Hero

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

What happens to a man who has everything taken from him but who utterly continues to believe in himself, no matter how unreasonably? Conrad Black will be a Petri dish of the self.