The question isn't rhetorical, nor is it an arid theoretical. Since Thanksgiving, it's been the query of the season, reflecting the uneasy spirit of our times.
I've had it popped on me at parties, in the gym, on the phone and by my wife.
Postal Service officials in San Francisco estimate hundreds of letters to Santa Claus are delivered to their main branch and are available for the gift-giving public to answer. Last year, nearly 300 people sifted through the letters to choose one to their liking.
St. Ignatius had three players score in double figures as the Wildcats cruised past visiting Lowell High School 62-48 in nonleague girls’ basketball action Tuesday. Kaitlyn Crawley led the way for the Wildcats (7-1) with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor and 4-of-6 from the free-throw line.
Dessa Goddard, vice president and director of Asian works of art at Bonhams and Butterfields, has been with the auction house for nearly 30 years. She spoke with The Examiner recently about the Dec. 14 sale of a 14-inch-high blue and white porcelain Dragon jar that brought $7.6 million at auction.
When the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission blew past its congressionally mandated Dec. 15 deadline to issue a report explaining the origins of the Great Recession, the panel’s Democratic majority unilaterally decided to complete its work by a date yet to be determined in January.
This holiday season, consider the gift of freedom our veterans and today’s troops have given our nation — communities, families and each of us individually.
What: Provided a grant that allowed two Harvard scientists to make the groundbreaking discovery that sometimes chimpanzees play with sticks as though they were dolls. In some cases, chimps actually built extra beds for the sticks.
During this season of giving, imagine if California taxpayers could give the gift of a better education to thousands of deserving children.
Inquiries by The Associated Press show that the California Legislature’s correspondence with lobbyists, travel schedules and meetings with campaign donors are among the information state lawmakers’ chooses not to reveal publicly.
What he gave us was 20 minutes of self-serving gripes, empty name-calling, and petty meanness. It was a fitting end to his querulous career.
A city elections panel is expected to decide Thursday whether former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's name will appear on the February ballot in the race to replace retiring Mayor Richard M. Daley, after scores of people challenged his candidacy.