Clarence Page

01/18/2017 - 8:00pm

    Congress has a lot of touchy issues to deal with these days, including one that boils quite literally beneath their feet.

    A painting, entitled "Untitled #1," by former Missouri high school student David Pulphus, has been on display in the busy underground walkway between the Cannon House...

01/14/2017 - 2:00pm

    Thank you, Meryl Streep.

    I often have been annoyed by Hollywood stars who use award shows to make political statements, although I have made exceptions for those who support causes that I also happen to support. Call me human.

01/12/2017 - 11:00am

    It didn't take long for the emails to arrive, as I expected.

    "Chicago hate crime today against Trump!" said one. "Let's see your column justify that one."

    He was...

01/09/2017 - 2:00pm

    As President Barack Obama's two terms near an end and we talk of his legacy, we cannot ignore the grand come-together vision of unity he expressed in his 2004 debut on the national stage -- and wonder what happened to it.

    We are not "red...

01/03/2017 - 5:00pm

    Chicago, the nation's third largest city, ends 2016 with the more homicides than the two larger cities -- New York and Los Angeles -- put together. Everyone is shocked but not everyone is surprised.

    More than 750 people were killed in Chicago in 2016, the highest total since 1997, and more than 3,...

12/31/2016 - 11:00am

    Our long wait is over. The time has come to honor the most quotable quotes, in my opinion, from a bizarre political year that many of us wish we could forget.

    I call my award, which includes no prize other than a firm handshake, "the Earl....

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