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Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:32 pm
Jordan Weissman of Slate sums up Republican senators' proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.  Medicaid is America's largest health insurance program by enrollment. It covers 62 milli...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:05 pm
Taking a respite from kickin’ butt and takin’ names in a myriad of action movies, Scarlett Johansson dips her toes in the comedy pool with Lucia Aniello’s “Rough Night,” a film with some gen...
Friday, June 16, 2017 05:35 pm
 A pleasant surprise today -- a box full of copies of my new book, fresh from the printer. After some 40 years, the thrill of seeing one's name in print has faded, but I confess that openin...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:07 pm
Universal Pictures has a great deal riding on Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy.  Having witnessed the global success of Marvel Films interconnected superhero movies; the powers that be at the ...
Sunday, June 4, 2017 03:11 pm
Chicago Highlands' 5th hole. Photo from Golf AdvisorThis week I wrote about golf, more specifically about golf courses in and around Illinois. Among them are Chicago Highlands in suburban Westchest...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 03:12 pm
 As I discuss at length in “Park-ing problems,” the Rauner-backed North Mansion Y-Block Development Group NFP has proposed to fill the vacant Y block with a block-square park whose main fe...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 08:25 am
 Will Baumol died on May 4. He is the economist who conceived of the concept of “cost disease.” An  interesting man and an important thinker. He is obituarized here and his ideas are ...

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