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1 min ago | The Southtown Star

Paired prosperity for Tinley teens

So as the date for graduation draws closer, along with what for some would be the prospect of separating for the first time and going to different schools, they have made the decision to continue their educations as they have done all their lives - side by side.


Related Topix: Tinley Park, IL, Standardized Testing, Education

6 hrs ago | American Thinker

The vanishing urban middle class

America's big cities are moving in the direction of third world demographics. A smallish upper class lives comfortably, even glamorously, accompanied by a much larger underclass, the more energetic of whom serve the upper class as waiters, housekeepers, taxi drivers, and other service occupations.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Chicago, IL

13 hrs ago | Switched

Politics, the Constitution, and the Roberts Court

When I was a law student at the University of Chicago in the late 1960s, I had the great privilege as having Philip Kurland as one of my constitutional law professors.


Related Topix: US News, Activism, John G. Roberts

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Woman power - part four: Chicago's pioneers of the women's movement

Chicago has known some mischievous - or worse - women , but they are a tiny minority.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL


New encounters

ON EASTER, "I think of that quaint expression people sometimes use in Taglish," Fr.


Related Topix: South America, Chile, World News, Opinion

Stars and Stripes

Crisis manager leaves White House counsel's office

From Solyndra to Benghazi to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Ed Siskel has been the bespectacled, behind-the-scenes lawyer with the forensic assignment - figure out exactly what went wrong so the White House can fix it, explain it and make sure it does not happen again.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat


Hobby Lobby Leaders Hope To Spread Bible Course To Thousands Of Schools

In this file photo, customers enter and exit a Hobby Lobby store in Denver. The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of women to the birth control of their choice.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Oklahoma, Christian Music, Steve Green, Education Etc.


Reinventing rites of passage in contemporary America

"It has often been said that one of the characteristics of the modern world is the disappearance of any meaningful rites of initiation."


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The Recorder

Looking upward

If you're expecting humans to come in and ruin this peaceful story, then you'd be right.


Related Topix: South Deerfield, MA, Astronomy, Science

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Courier Mailer

Readers critical of Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry for educational background description

Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry is taking flak from readers critical of the way he described his educational background in the 2014 Voters' Pamphlet.


Related Topix: Washington County, OR, Hillsboro, OR

PROOF to Open 5/1 at Sierra Stages

Sierra Stages will present the acclaimed 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning play PROOF by David Auburn , May 1-18 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.


Related Topix: Grass Valley, CA, Nevada County, CA


University of Chicago Institute of Politics to Host Al Gore, Sens. Rand Paul and Rick Santorum

Sen. Rand Paul, former Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Rick Santorum will visit the University of Chicago in the coming weeks as part of the Institute of Politics' spring speaker series.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rick Santorum, Senator Rand Paul, Al Gore, Chicago, IL, US House of Representatives, Bob Inglis

Deseret News

How early is too early for education? Early learning improves success, health

One of the most important things that parents can do is just talk to their babies - whether they are just cooing or smiling or playing peek-a-boo, says Steve Barnett, director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.


Related Topix: Rutgers University, North Carolina, Family, Kids, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


Neurobiology Online Course to Endeavor World's Largest Memory Experiment

A free, massively open online course on Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life will begin Monday, April 28, and it will include what may become the world's largest memory experiment.


Related Topix: Life, Hip-Hop

KISU-TV Pocatello

Your Inner Fish

Based on Neil Shubin's popular book, YOUR INNER FISH transports viewers deep into the human body to discover the vestiges that connect us to animals from the distant past.


Essence Magazine

ESSENCE Poll: How Diverse Is Your Circle of Friends?

A new map of New York City created from 2012 Census data shows that despite the city's diversity, it's one of the most segregated in the United States.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Scholar of Media Bias Nabs Prestigious Clark Medal

An economist known for his pioneering work on bias in the news media won the John Bates Clark Medal on Thursday, one of the profession's most prestigious honors.


Related Topix: Harvard University

ROCKY's Margo Seibert and More Set for Reading of Matthew-Lee...

Vineyard Theatre will present a reading of Matthew-Lee Erlbach 's KEVIN LAMB, directed by Michael Berresse and starring Adriane Lenox , Margo Seibert , Chris Sarandon , Peter Francis James , and Sheldon Best .


Related Topix: Kiss Me, Kate, Short, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Union Square (New York, NY)

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Susan Sher, Senior Advisor to the President of The University of Chicago, right, and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, appear before an Illinois House committee meeting Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Chicago, regarding a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to Chicago.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel, Michelle Obama

BBC News

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

He has been recruited to work alongside shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander, who is in charge of Labour's general election strategy.