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Mother's Day: A Manufactured Holiday

Jana Novak | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Jana Novak

I have to point out that I think of and miss my mother every day. If there are days that are especially hard, it is not when Hallmark says I should feel bad, it's when I do: my birthday and her birthday.

When "It's All About Me" Is a Positive

Jana Novak | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Jana Novak

I understand the instinct: the need to connect, to empathize, to be a part of an experience. It's why we call them "shared experiences"; why we call them "national tragedies." In the nitty-gritty though, they are not. They are not shared and they are not national -- they are so very deeply personal.

Was This NFL Kicker Peeing On Sideline?

Posted 11.27.2011 | Sports

During the late stages of a close game, the NFL place kicker becomes one of the most important men on the sideline. So, it's especially important that...

Friday Talking Points [54] -- Republican Fossilization

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points. Of course, the big question on everyone's mind right now is: What is going on up in Minnesota? Al Franken is t...

Robert Novak Brain Tumor Diagnosed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

***UPDATE*** 2:40pm The Chicago Sun-Times, where Novak is a columnist, has more details: Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak said today he has ...