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Obama seems to be following Alinski's playbook

Is anyone wondering about the direction of our country and alarmed by the mounting number of scandals and dishonesty coming from the White House?

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
GOLF NOTES: It's crunch time for the Ryder Cup

GOLF NOTES: It's crunch time for the Ryder Cup

HOYLAKE, England | The end of the British Open means the Ryder Cup is getting closer, and there are a couple of regulars still not in the team.

July 22, 2014 5:15 pm

Obama’s divided America ignores unequal effort

I see there are two Americas. One that works and one that doesn’t. One that contributes, and one that does not. Some people do their duty as Americans, and others don’t. That’s the divide in America. It’s not about income inequality; it’s about civic responsibility.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

No wonder Harrison's guitar gently weeps

"While my guitar gently weeps." These are the words of George Harrison from the Beatles' white album, released in 1968.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

REGION COLLEGIANS: UIC’s Jacki Fletcher shines on and off the diamond

Lowell product Jacki Fletcher is the ultimate student athlete.

May 25, 2014 8:30 pm

Indiana University Northwest to host career fair

GARY | Looking for work?

March 18, 2014 1:30 pm
YOUNG VOICES: A healthy menu feeds physical, mental health

YOUNG VOICES: A healthy menu feeds physical, mental health

Pizza? I think Italy. Pastries? France. How about rice? Now that’s China. Now what about hamburgers? America! Hot dogs, fries, chips? They all scream America.

March 10, 2014 12:00 am
Julius Thomas' skills for Broncos honed on the hardwood

Julius Thomas' skills for Broncos honed on the hardwood

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | Broncos third-year tight end Julius Thomas began the season with more NCAA tournament trips (two) on his resume than catches in the NFL (one).

January 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Mount Carmel grad Lynch leads NIU vs Utah St in Poinsettia Bowl

Mount Carmel grad Lynch leads NIU vs Utah St in Poinsettia Bowl

SAN DIEGO | Jordan Lynch will make a run at history Thursday night when he suits up for the final time for No. 24 Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah State.

December 25, 2013 7:15 pm
Who should fight America's wars?

Who should fight America's wars?

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Cameron Kirk, assigned to the Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 7, 8th Marine Regiment, exits a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter in Afghanistan during Operation Nightmare in this June 5 photo. The operation was led by Afghan Nati…

December 15, 2013 12:00 am

Give thought to those who fought to protect U.S.

For those who are discontented with one of the finest documents every written, namely the U.S. Constitution, there is another option: move to the Middle East.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: I missed the history while it was happening

Fifty years ago this Friday I was preparing to make my stage debut as the town drunk in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" when the shots range out in Dallas and everything changed.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Related
Manufacturing Day aims to show industry no longer involves dirty, back-breaking work

Manufacturing Day aims to show industry no longer involves dirty, back-breaking work

Bring up manufacturing, and it might conjure mental images of shuttered factories or grimy, soot-smudged workers filing out of mill after a long shift.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: Will America ever go from 'carp bites' to 'bite carp'?

PHIL WIELAND: Will America ever go from 'carp bites' to 'bite carp'?

When a Purdue assistant prof compares the Asian carp invasion to Jurassic Park and says, "Frankly, they scare me," that tells me we either have a major problem on our hands or he's an ichthyophobic nerd.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am
Your Navy remains on watch

Your Navy remains on watch

Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey conduct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe June 30 in the Arabian Gulf. Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation effo…

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Automakers flirting with lighter metals

Automakers flirting with lighter metals

Cars have to be twice as fuel-efficient in a little more than a decade, and that has automakers scrambling to look at how they can make them lighter.

July 14, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Ag secretary calls for passage of immigration reform bill

Ag secretary calls for passage of immigration reform bill

Apples, cherries and other unpicked fruit could rot away if Congress doesn't pass an immigration reform bill soon, the nation's top agricultural official said.

July 09, 2013 5:30 pm
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

Plastic and aluminum sit baled ready for shipment to customers at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

Spotters sort out materials from paper at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility on Chicago's South Side. The 180,000-square-foot facility processes more than 600 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, tin and cardboard each day. About 1,300 tons came from Northwest Indiana Between Janua…

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

Cardboard and other recyclable materials are unloaded and then placed on a conveyor system that carries the material through a sorting process at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility where more than 600 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, tin and cardboard are processed each day. Ab…

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
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