Let's put the public search for affection back in its place -- i.e. in public space. There are great people all around you. You just have to reach out to them and connect. You bring yourself out in public. I'll provide the hotspot. And the chutzpah.
Arguments against reasonable, limited gun control are not based on empirical positions but on subjective gut-feelings. The reasons offered to oppose gun control are emotional responses meant to divert the argument from the evidence.
While there are reported concerns over government-approved, multi-state plans, the benefits certainly appear to outweigh them.
Here, people lose their houses and their property when they get sick, if their coverage is insufficient or non-existent. Here, too many people think that their neighbor should not have the right to see a doctor unless he pays for it. "Why should I cover that guy's bills? He can go to the emergency room!"
The week of July 16 will be crunch time for America's favorite marine theme park, as SeaWorld braces for the next grueling phase in the aftermath of orca trainer Dawn Brancheau's death, two and a half years ago in Orlando.
The Supreme Court's decision upholding the constitutionality of the Obama administration's health care law is a huge victory for the president. The Democrats will now drive home the major positive changes associated with the new health law.
Let me humbly suggest that as an alternative to a mandatory system rejected by the majority, we return to the idea of covering most people by attracting them to quality public and private programs through consumer choice. It's called Medicare and it works splendidly.
In striking down the least popular part of Obamacare -- the individual mandate -- the Court will inevitably bring into question one of its most popular parts -- coverage of preexisting conditions. And in so doing, open alternative ways to maintain that coverage.
Sadly for America, there is far too much money, and far too little sunlight, in a government that most voters believe, correctly, is corrupted by money that buys democracy in the dark.
CDOT is reviewing the existing bicycle conditions in Chicago neighborhoods and gathering input from communities to identify the gaps and barriers in the current Chicago bike network.
During the health reform debate, there was controversy and disappointment over the failure to include a public option in the Affordable Care Act. Not only did the public option idea not die, it is alive and well in California.
Meryl Streep's eery reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady brings to mind Thatcher's most famous quip, "there is no such thing as 'society.'" The GOP hasn't quoted her yet, but they might as well.
The real goal of Paul Ryan's plan is the same goal of his original plan: to allow Wall Street and huge private insurance companies to get their hands on the Medicare Trust Fund.
This week we discus Occupy Wall Street and the Homeland Security conspiracy theory; Michael Moore and Naomi Wolf rumor-mongering; progressive outrage; Twitter fights; and other issues.
I'm not gonna say Hillary Clinton's perfect or baggage-free, but I firmly believe she would have fought much more effectively for Democrats if she'd won in 2008. She knows first-hand how ruthless Republicans are when they're in battle.
About a year ago, whenever the name of President Obama came up, the near-universal word used by people I know who had worked hard for him in the 2008 campaign was "disappointment."