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Cornyn: Iran deal a diversion from Obamacare

Deal could change strategic calculus

The new deal on Iran’s nuclear program could bring one of the most sweeping changes in decades to Washington’s strategic calculus — if it holds.<p>The Pentagon has devoted tens of thousands of troops, billions of dollars’ worth of weapons and a huge amount of brainpower to deterring the Iranian …

Shanghai's Forgotten Jewish Past

In the 1930s and 40s, the Chinese city hosted a large, vibrant community of refugees fleeing persecution in Europe. Can survivors, rabbis, and historians preserve this heritage?<p>SHANGHAI—When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Shanghai in May 2013 and hailed the city’s role as a …

There Really Are Two Americas: Republistan and Democravia

One reason for the stark divisions in Washington is that lawmakers represent two starkly different populations—with huge differences in wealth, color, and more.<p>If you've watched the high-profile legislative fights of the last few years and found yourself thinking the two parties in the House of …

This Is Bigger Than a Nuclear Deal

The agreement with the Islamic Republic isn't just a diplomatic milestone—it symbolizes an unprecedented era in U.S.-Iran relations.<p>We have a deal.<p>After several setbacks, negotiators in Geneva have reached a historic agreement that will place restrictions on the Iranian nuclear program in exchange …

Dusek's is a Neighborhood Hit; A10 is Worth the Trip

The food at <b>Dusek's</b> is "a solid hit" and "<b>lives up to the mouthwatering menu descriptions</b>," writes Anthony Todd. Pea tendrils with the General Tso's sweetbreads add the "perfect note of vegetal funk to the finish of each sweet, crispy bite" while the Juicy Lucy burger is Slagel Farms beef wrapped …

in Food onNov 22, 2013 11:30 am

<i>The deer head above the back bar at endgrain.</i><p>- Well, that took longer than expected. When we first covered the opening of endgrain, we heard that …

Remember the famous Bill Mauldin cartoon of the Lincoln Memorial weeping that ran in The Chicago Sun-Times the day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated? Our Neil Steinberg does, and he remembers how perfectly it captured America's grief that day. http://suntm.es/IjVTJT

Dwyane Wade Lists in River West; Renters Week 2013

<i>And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate...</i><p><i>RIVER WEST—</i>Celebrity Real Estate events are primetime for corny throwback photoshopping. <b>Dwyane Wade</b> gets the royal treatment this time around, as he just listed his gated …

in News onNov 23, 2013 4:00 pm

<i>Photo by Andre Van Vegten</i><p>An ordinance to ban E-Cigarettes, specifically by expanding the city's already in-place cigarette ban in public places to …

The undoing of a president's mystique

The first Catholic and the first African-American in the White House were a couple of cool customers—young, witty, eloquent, self-deprecating, and …

The Last-Minute Saturday Reservation Guide

Trying to make last-minute dinner plans? Eater scanned through all 487 Chicago-area restaurants on <b>OpenTable</b> with reservations for two still available for tonight. The best reservations for tonight are running low but there's still a decent number of good ones left. Here's the best of the bunch. Get …

Breakfast chat with Ina about how restaurants work, and her only cookbook

I got a message from Ina Pinkney of Ina's saying that she wanted to invite me to breakfast, because she'd heard the audio version of this interview …

Winners and losers in Mayor Rahm's TIF game

Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.<p>That is, when they tried to get …

in News onNov 24, 2013 10:40 am

It seems like we run a story about mountain lion sightingsaround about this time every year, when early darkness makes jittery suburbanites worry …