January 14, 2013 |
Today I launch my official campaign to get Bruce Springsteen on the $1 Trillion coin that President Obama will have to have the Treasury mint and deposit at the Fed. Let me first say that while it is certainly a preposterous idea to mint a trillion dollar coin so that the government can pay its bills, the more preposterous idea is to keep playing games of chicken with the debt ceiling every two years and allowing the Jihadi wing of the Republican party...
October 7, 2012 |
So, in case you missed it, "Goosebumps" turned 20 this year. I know, right? The children's book series about strange monsters, eerie grown-ups, cursed tchotchkes and the relentless ability of 12-year-olds everywhere to overcome these obstacles was first published in July 1992. Ermahgerd! Scholastic says all those titles from R.L. Stine - who, by the way, has a new book out for 20- and 30-somethings called "Red Rain" that drops Tuesday - put it in the pantheon as one of the best-selling children's series of all time.
September 23, 2012 |
Mama said there'd be days like this. Days where the defensive line's relentless pursuit wins more battles than the uber-athleticism of the receiving corps. Days where the game-controlling freaks are Peppers and Idonije, not Marshall and Jeffery. Days where you win by double figures because you held the opponent without a touchdown, not because your offense scored five. The Bears dusted off their run-stuffing, quarterback-pasting franchise identity during their 23-6 win over the St. Louis Rams, grinding St. Looie quarterback Sam Bradford into the...
September 17, 2012 |
At the end of the premiere of "The Mob Doctor" ( 8 p.m. Sept. 17, Fox; 2 stars out of 4 ), the title character is offered a free pass on a mob debt, but she must leave her hometown of Chicago to earn it. If only Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro) would take the pass. Roosevelt Medical Center's top resident wouldn't have to perform life-saving surgeries and then run out to pull screwdrivers out of the heads of low-level thugs. She wouldn't have to call out her hospital superiors (Zeljko Ivanek, others)
September 12, 2012 |
Matthew Patrick says dating with student loan debt requires ingenuity, flexibility and planning. A good pasta dish recipe doesn't hurt, either. "I've learned how to cook, which is a good thing," the 28-year-old Rogers Park resident said. "It's a lot about being creative and knowing how to work around the whole money situation. " Perhaps it helps people like Patrick to know that in that money situation, they're far from alone. A recent UPI news analysis of Federal Reserve data found that 19.1 percent of households had student loan debt in 2010.
August 26, 2012 |
Party's on in Tampa! Well, as soon as Isaac blows through, it is. For years, I've heard from seasoned vets that if you ever get a chance to go to a national political convention - go! The energy is electrifying, they say. The personalities you come across are magnetic, and there are tons of amazing-looking singles there partying every night. So when I was offered the opportunity to work at this week's Republican National Convention in Florida, I jumped at the chance. Plenty of Millennials like me will be in attendance, either working backstage...