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Updated at 12:45 PM

I always loved Minnie Minoso.The Cuban immigrant who was the ninth black player in the major leagues and the first in Chicago died Sunday. He was somewhere around 90. Because of his background, no one is sure exactly how old he really was. His name wasn’t even Minnie – or Minoso for that matter.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 9:42 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.

Posted Feb 24, 2015 at 2:01 AM

It’s over. The fat lady has sung — or at least is waiting in the wings to go on stage. It took awhile, but the American Revolution against dynastic monarchists has finally been routed. The Brits have won. Loyal subjects in...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM

The Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund, (we all know that in fact there is no trust fund), receives 0.9 percent of the Social Security payroll taxes collected. As currently funded, the “trust fund” will be exhausted in...

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 10:12 AM

The great thing about a 10-year plan is that there are so few things that are truly impossible.In 10 years I could go from only playing golf a couple of times a year to becoming the top golfer on the Champions Tour.

Updated Feb 9, 2015 at 10:04 AM

A friend asked me last week how I would rank the Obama administration in comparison to the other presidencies of U.S. history. He finished his query by adding, “Would he be last?” I will ignore his follow-up comment and focus on some...

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 10:24 AM

What is wrong with us?Vaccinations have as much business in the political arena as a rotund rodent has being trusted for a 42-day weather forecast.

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 9:32 AM

The pomp. The pageantry. The politics. The promises. The participants.

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 10:39 AM

In a group dynamic, sometimes you have to sacrifice the ideal to achieve the acceptable.

Updated Jan 6, 2015 at 9:43 AM

Why is food fraud acknowledged but not addressed?

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