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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.

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 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...

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...

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.

WATCH: Conrad Black Released From Prison, Free On $2M Bond

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former media mogul Conrad Black quietly left a federal prison in the blazing central Florida heat Wednesday, free on bond after servin...

Conrad Black Wriggles Free

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Giles Slade

Who cares right? There's much bigger jail news today. Lindsey Lohan's time is at last up. But even if he is still largely unknown in the lower 48, Co...

What's Behind the "Honest Services" Decision?

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James D. Zirin

Rarely do U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg on the left and Scalia and Thomas on the right agree on anything, but on Thursday they did.


Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

Today, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court gutted the honest-services fraud statute --"depriv[ing] another of the intangible right of honest se...

PHOTOS: Fraudster Conrad Black's Mega-Mansion For Sale

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Newspaper magnate Conrad Black is in jail, serving a 6.5-year sentence on charges of fraud and obstruction of justice related to a scheme in which he ...

Burge Prosecutor Jeff Cramer Leaving U.S. Attorney's Office

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In nearly a decade with the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, he took on defendants including media baron Conrad Black and successfully prosecuted on...

Jason Linkins

It's An Eat The Press Canada Day (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hmm. It's July 1st! Somewhere, out in the recesses of memory, a strange, clarion call is sounding, reminding me of a hallowed Eat The Press traditio...

Conrad Black Prison Interview: "I Find Helping Others Rewarding"

New Majority | Peter Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As the first anniversary of his 6 1/2- year sentence approaches (on Mar. 4), Conrad Black admits he "had no idea of what to expect" when he entered th...

I Beg Your Pardon

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

What if Bush and company are held accountable for their grave offenses -- say, torture or the attorney general scandal?

Conrad Black Defends Blagojevich, Calls Fitzgerald Chicago's Torquemada

National Post | Conrad Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich -- who was impeached on Friday by the Illinois House of Representatives -- has become America's anti-heroic poster b...

Madoff Just the Start of Post-Bubble Scandals

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The $50-billion fraud, allegedly perpetrated by New York's Bernie Madoff, is a predictable outcome following the collapse of a speculative bubble. Big bubbles attract bigger crooks.

Conrad Black Rips Apart Michael Wolff's Rupert Murdoch Biography

The Daily Beast | Conrad Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch is the greatest media owner in history because he built a little company into a huge one, cracked the outrageous London print unions, b...

Former Sun-Times Publisher David Radler Released On Parole

The Globe And Mail | Paul Waldie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

David Radler, Conrad Black's right-hand man, has been released on parole after serving less than one year of his 29-month jail sentence for fraud. Mr...