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Memorial Day Reminder of the Foolishness of War: 150 Years Ago Was Another Blood-Drenched Summer in the Civil War

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Memorial Day offers an annual remembrance of courage and sacrifice as well as the all-too-frequent foolish and counterproductive effusion of American blood. Most of the conflicts in which so many Americans died were fool's errands, wars which the U.S. should never have fought.

Dan Rather In His Own Voice

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Home
Tom Alderman

We seem to iconize certain newsies which is maybe why we have two new biographies in audio and print about veteran television newsfolk: Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.

Citizen Murdoch: What "War at the Wall Street Journal?"

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Alderman

We may be losing interest in newspapers but our fascination with the people who publish them has never been stronger. Our current dread-and-awe buccaneer is Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, according to a recent bio.

2010 Census: For Chicago, It Could Have Been Worse

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When the 2010 census tallies are complete, they will likely reveal that Chicago has lost population again, as it has in every census since 1950. (If n...

Lincoln and New York at the New York Historical Society

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Illinois is the Land of Lincoln, but Manhattan may ultimately have been more important in creating the legend of Lincoln. It was on this island where Lincoln's presidency was truly launched.