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2nd Thought

Ebola’s Grim Math

Here are two good things about the Ebola virus. It is unlikely to mutate into a version that can spread through the air, as...

Not for the Faint of Heart

If redistricting weren’t so serious, it would be funny. As Forrest Gump’s momma says about life in the 1994 movie, “It’s like a box...

Bombs Away

After insisting for a year that he had no interest in running for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said a few weeks ago that...

My Dancing Dayz ’Bout Over

A Christmas party a few days ago gave me a look at the state of the black community. We had reason to dance, but...

The Binge Conundrum

When I started college, I was 17 - had to wait three months before I could drink in bars near our campus in Chicago....

Mission Not Accomplished

In his visit to Afghanistan last December, British Prime Minister David Cameron ended up sounding just as deluded as President George W. Bush had...

Lipstick on a Poison Pig

What a difference a day makes. Or does it? In light of Saturday's gas well tragedy in Forest Hill that killed one man and...

True Wealth

The other day my son tried a new tack to get out of going to school. He said he didn’t like his school because...

Surgin’ Generals Warning

The president, some members of Congress, and several influential commentators have called for the United States to send thousands of additional military troops to...

A Como Farewell

And so, after all these years, it's my last Christmas in Como. This 100-year-old neighborhood, built as a servant city on the virgin prairie back...