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April 29, 2016

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Elisa Fiorillo summons Princely spirit in ‘Purple Rain’ performance
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
To ask Elisa Fiorillo that question late Thursday night would have been pointless. She had just walked offstage after singing “Purple Rain,” bravely and beautifully, at Sunset Station’s Club Madrid.
Trump on right side of toilet tempest
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Other Voices:
Out of the potty mouths of billionaires sometimes comes potty sense. This was the case recently with Donald Trump, who weighed in on which bathrooms transgender people should use ...
U.S. needs refugees as much as they need us
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Other Voices:
What does it mean to be an American? To me, it means to exist at all ...
Bernie Sanders voices newfound willingness to stand up to Israel
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Other Voices:
In New York, no less, days before a primary, a candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination declared that Israel used “disproportionate” force in Gaza in 2014, that “we are going to have to treat the Palestinian people with respect and dignity,” that the United States has to play “an evenhanded role” and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel “is not right all the time.” Wow! Sensation! Hold the presses! ...
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Monday By the Numbers: Billy Joel, with a dash of ‘Zark’
Monday, April 25, 2016
This week, Monday By the Numbers reminds, “I love you just the way you are,” in honor of William Martin Joel. ...
Claims about Clarence Thomas netted results — just not right away
Monday, April 25, 2016
other voices:
History repeats itself these days, first as tragedy, then as a made-for-TV movie. It may be only coincidental, but this …
Anything that doesn’t aid Trump clearly is cheating
Monday, April 25, 2016
other voices:
Donald Trump, a man about town in Manhattan, doubtless fancies himself a Master of the Universe. He is, however, no match for folks who have run rings around his ramshackle campaign in Colorado Springs, Colo., and …
New Trump is jarring to his brand loyalists
Monday, April 25, 2016
other voices:
If authenticity is your calling card, how do you become authentically inauthentic? Welcome to the New Donald Trump, a marvel of the Twitter-Cable-Facebook Non-Industrial Complex and the age of …
Animals can be invaluable for those with disabilities
Monday, April 25, 2016
opinion:
I’m a big believer in fate and destiny. I just didn’t expect them to play out the way they did when I placed an online ad for a running partner, only to end up falling in …
Let’s help ensure residents aren’t under the gun
Let’s help ensure residents aren’t under the gun
Sunday, April 24, 2016
where i stand:
Our country is under the gun. If we have learned anything from this political season, it should be that motivated Americans can act in a way that threatens to disrupt “the way things are” and make needed …
Pope’s sex talk flouts Catholic guilt
Saturday, April 23, 2016
other voices:
Comedian George Carlin used to say he was a Roman Catholic “until I reached the age of reason.” For Carlin, that happened sometime in eighth grade, when all his probing questions about faith were answered with, “well, it’s a mystery.” Of course, as a lifelong contrarian, Carlin also …
Life or death: Chicago Police confront institutional racism
Saturday, April 23, 2016
other voices:
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in his reaction to a new report by a police-accountability task force that he appointed, displayed a keen grasp of …
Trump trots out beautiful wall of offspring
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Other Voices:
Donald Trump gazed upon his infant daughter, Tiffany, and wondered about the kind of future she’d inherit, the sort of person …
All over the map: Sanders aims to illegitimize regions’ results
Saturday, April 23, 2016
other voices:
A couple of months ago, Jeb Bush (remember him?) posted a photo of his monogrammed handgun to Twitter, with the caption “America.” Bill de Blasio, New York’s mayor, responded with a picture of an immense pastrami …
Our bigotry is unacceptable, but Saudi Arabia exports it
Saturday, April 23, 2016
other voices:
A college senior boarded a flight and excitedly called his family to recount a U.N. event he had attended, but, unfortunately, he was speaking Arabic. Southwest Airlines kicked him off the plane, in the sixth case reported in the United States this year in which …