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  • Another View: Time for a digital detox?

    A couple and their two kids await dinner at a neighborhood restaurant. Everyone is silent, hunched over cellphones. A familiar picture? Yes, but famil ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Mattingly: Holy Week 2015 and its high-tech traps

    It would be hard to live closer to the belly of the high-tech beast than Menlo Park in Northern California’s Silicon Valley. Close to Stanford Univers ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Another View: Ted Cruz can obstruct, but can he lead?

    Even before his first day in the Senate, it was evident Ted Cruz had his eyes on a bigger stage. Monday, that stage came into full view when Texas’ ju ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Lopez: Human rights and religious wrongs in the Middle East

    “Media coverage is not about ratings, it is about lives,” Coptic Orthodox Bishop Angaelos said during a panel at the National Press Club this past wee ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Reeder: The political demise of Aaron Schock

    SPRINGFIELD – There’s really no mystery how Congressional wunderkind Aaron Schock fell from grace so rapidly. It’s simple, it’s too common in politics ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Miller: Is the new Illinois Democratic group really for Democrats?

    A newly formed group of self-described “center-left” Democrats claims to have secured $20 million in commitments to spend on state legislative races h ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • York: A way of Obama’s own making

    The White House and some Democrats are livid over congressional Republican attempts to circumvent President Obama’s authority to make a nuclear arms d ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:36 pm