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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:01 am
 A TIP FROM ABEI have read several articles in various newspapers on how to resolve the Illinois budget impasse. At this point, a reasonable and prudent person would consider it irresolvable.This...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:01 am
you may not believe that a toilet seatcan be the most beautiful sight in theworld but maybe you would if you’rean ol’ woman on a four-day canoe tripon the wisconsin river eating sleepingon sandbar...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:01 am
Our presidents are good at praising America’s magnificent national park system, but they’re lousy at maintaining it. Bill Clinton-the-candidate, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot ...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:01 am
 In June I ate a multi-course meal at Niche, one of St. Louis’ most highly acclaimed and innovative restaurants. Each course was beautifully presented, some components having been delicately pl...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:01 am

A new book explores the growing ‘opportunity gap’ through the stories of struggling children

 Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, by Robert D. Putnam. Simon & Schuster, 2015. 386 pages.Our Kids by Robert Putnam should be required reading for anyone interested in the youth of Amer...
Friday, July 31, 2015 03:41 pm
While I may be running the risk of courting the wrath of young adult lit lovers everywhere, I am honor bound to be honest in all of my reviews.  As such, I must say that I hated, I mean hated ...
Friday, July 31, 2015 03:25 pm
Paramount Pictures has been very aggressive in promoting Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, moving it forward from its original Christmas Day release date and having much of the advanced publicity foc...
Friday, July 31, 2015 11:24 am
 No loyal son or daughter of Illinois can ignore this pleas from Tara Winter, the Director of Development for the Illinois State Historical Society. ...
Friday, July 31, 2015 11:19 am
Words are to a writer what nails are to carpenter or lies to a diplomat. To do your job well you must choose just the right one for the job. I was chagrined today to learn, some 60 years late, that...

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