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Commerce Secretary Locke: Rail Can Revive Auto Industry

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan J. Demas

Linking up with rail makes perfect sense for a contracting industry, at a time when environmental and economic factors make expanding public transit a necessity.

Tom Glavine and the Fate of the Aging Athlete

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

Glavine, so great and so much in demand for so long, now finds himself at the mercy of men whose interests are not his own.

Chicago South Side Shooting: Police Say 5 People Wounded

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Authorities say five people have been wounded in a drive-by shooting in Chicago's South Side neighborhood. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry ...

Jason Linkins

Burris A Hero On United Flight? Twitter User Says He's Lying | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before Burris runs off to scrawl "SUPER AEROPLANE HERO" on his "Mausoleum of Accomplishments," he'd better get shot of the accusations of another passenger, who says, via Twitter, that Burris is lying.

Ayers, Wright Talk Mideast Peace At Chicago Church

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OAK PARK, Ill. — Two men who created waves for President Barack Obama on the campaign trail have appeared together at a suburban Chicago church ...

Phasers on Stun, Star Trek is BACK!

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Foval

Paramount Pictures hosted an event for the J.J. Abrams-directed prequel at the Navy Pier IMAX, and I have to admit it. I'm hooked.

Support For Chicago Olympics Bid Lower Than City's Figure: IOC Poll

Chicago Tribune | Philip Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A public opinion poll commissioned by the International Olympic Committee showed Chicagoans' support for the 2016 Olympics to be 10 percentage points ...

2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

It is possible to disarm all nuclear weaponry by 2020. It is do-able. For the sake of our orphans, for the sake of your own families' children, let us commit ourselves to believing this.

Brazil Passionate to Host 2016 Olympics

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The International Olympic Selection Committee just completed a week long visit to Rio and prospects seem good that the Olympics will come to South America for the first time.

Chicago Doctors Launch Free Medical Clinic For Uninsured

Chicago Tribune | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As boys, they lived across the street from each other on the Near North Side. They've been buddies ever since. Now, these two older men are engaged in...

The Internet Is Absolute Democracy -- Be Very Afraid!

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

Like Guttenberg's printing press, the Internet has created radically new opportunities and systems that have put us at the beginning of a seismic cultural shift and yet, something is terribly wrong.

Tea Party Reenactment On Lake Michigan

HuffPost Contributor Joseph Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Young Republicans, a conservative interest group with 500 active members ranging in age from 18 to 40, threw a historically-inspired "Tax ...

Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times Columnist, Writes About Breast Cancer Battle

Chicago Sun-Times | Mary Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 500 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. On March 13, I was one of them. It was as if someone had strapped me...

Reasons for Hope

Ben Hecht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Hecht

It is difficult to find a silver lining in the sub-prime crisis. However, this crisis has also reminded me of the sometimes hidden power of the American spirit.

Chicago's Sun-Times Media Group Files For Bankruptcy Protection

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CHICAGO — The owner of the Chicago Sun-Times, a storied newspaper once home to legendary columnist Mike Royko and other greats, followed its hom...

HuffPost Reviews: Radiohead Pablo Honey, The Bends, and OK Computer Collector's Editions / Pearl Jam's Ten Legacy Edition

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Radiohead delivers not just one version of their Collector's Editions, but two. Sounds too good to be true? Well, let's take a look at what each of these collections offer.

Detroit Gets 10% of What AIG Already Has Received from TARP

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Why does Detroit get only 10% of what the banks and Wall Street have been loaned?

Dream Big Dreams -- a Song for the Ages

Rondi Charleston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rondi Charleston

While no one yet knows what impact the Obama presidency will have on the world, it is important that we put our bodies, minds and spirits to work to help make this administration a success.

10 Good Bets that I Wouldn't Have Taken a Year Ago

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

It seems like we are living in an alternate political reality divorced from what was previously known, understood, practical, and possible simply a year ago.

Wanted: One Grouchy Controller

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Part of the national plan for recovery should be the creation of a National Handout Controller to go over the expense accounts of every person who works for firms that have received bailout money.

Under fire to quit, Burris goes about his business

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — If it were up to Roland Burris, he'd be here to stay. A week of lonely walks, calls for his resignation and cameras following his ...

John Bolton At CPAC: Jokes About Nuking Chicago

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former UN Ambassador John Bolton believes the security of the United States is at dire risk under the Obama administration. And before a gathering of ...

"It is About Service"

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

If politics is not your skill set, become involved in service where you work or live. Every sector of society needs people to get involved in service. Answer the call and help rebuild the USA.

My State of the Union

Tom Geoghegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Geoghegan

The government needs to nationalize unhealthy banks. Healthy institutions can be re-capitalized and re-privatized, with sales helping to pay back the tax-payers.

Appetite for Destruction: why an "iTunes for News" is a bad idea

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Sinker

We can talk about saving journalism, or we can talk about saving the established order, but we can't talk about both.