Public self-service

Public self-service

Before entering the White House in 1977, Jimmy Carter placed his Georgia peanut farm into a blind trust in order to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. Fast-forward 41 years and anything goes, it seems.
Caught in the middle

Caught in the middle

General Motors’ surprise announcement Tuesday that it was shuttering five manufacturing facilities (four in the U.S. and one in Canada) and laying off 14,000 employees (including 25 percent of its white-collar executive team) was the result of changes in...
Award Chase: The four-legged contender

Award Chase: The four-legged contender

Each Wednesday through the week of the 2019 Academy Award nominations on Jan. 22, Take 2 is handicapping the Oscar rush with The Award Chase. This week’s Award Chase is going to the dogs. With so much written about potential best picture and acting nominations that...
Review: “Widows”

Review: “Widows”

“Widows,” in theaters. Much of “Widows,” director Steve McQueen’s latest release, has to do with lines. What lines are the characters willing to cross to survive, to get money or to secure power. Turning a blind eye to what is happening around you is not enough....

Big Ten Bowl Predictions: One last try

This has easily been the most challenging year to attempt to predict the Big Ten bowl matchups that I can remember. Not sure if it’s because we all got fooled again by Michigan, which was blown out last weekend in The Game by Ohio State. Not sure if it’s...