Political earthquake in Illinois shakes GOP

CHICAGO — In a “political earthquake” whose aftershocks may be felt all the way to the November elections, Democrat Bill Foster defeated Republican Jim Oberweis in a special election to fill the vacant seat of former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.

500,000 GIs suffer from invisible wounds: End the war, fund health care, veterans groups say

As the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war approaches, a rising tide of soldiers and veterans suffering psychological injuries is being adding to the nearly 4,000 U.S. soldiers who have died in the war and the tens of thousands officially counted as physically wounded in action.


To Stand On A Street Corner

(For Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz)

Poems of life, love, work and solidarity

“Whoever touches this book, touches a man,” wrote the poet Walt Whitman, in his epic book. “Leaves of Grass.” That is how I feel about the poetry book, “A Life in Poems,” by 93-year-old William C. Wright, just out from the Midwestern press Bird Dog Publishing.

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