A Texas affirmative action case that has the potential to rewrite law on how or whether public colleges and universities may consider race and ethnicity as a factor in admissions could be headed for the U.S.
Hurling around a word like "treason," the Chicago Sun-Times has observed, "is the definition of dirty politics."If that be the case, this particular political season is dirtier than a West Texas hog wallow.The word is being bandied about by lots of people.
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a temporary measure — passed by the Senate last week — to keep the government funded through mid-November."Hopefully, we can certainly avoid any shutdown talk this time," said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
Ken Burns has a new film about Prohibition. One of the forgotten players in that comedy-drama was a Chicago mayor. His name was William E. Dever.Dever was born outside Boston in 1862. He came to Chicago at 25, worked as a tanner on Goose Island, and studied law at night.
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction – also known as the supercommittee – created by Congress this summer has just seven weeks to agree on a plan reducing projected deficits by more than a trillion dollars.If that panel of six Democrats and six Republicans deadlocks, or if Congress reject