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Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:02 am
 It seems just like yesteryear! In 1997, Troy Roark and Doug Gholson broke on the scene as Mr. Opporknockity with “Lisa’s Shirt,” a bona fide, local hit song on WDBR-FM from the acoustic gu...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:01 am
family story, againthinking about babies and adoption – when I was a kid we knew those in ourclasses adopted it was a matter of no  significance – I did hear later a boy in the class behind m...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 05:37 pm
The English novelist Christopher Fowler ruminates to good effect in this blog post about George Orwell's novel, 1984.Orwell could never have predicted Trump. The fall of real authority came with the ...
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 11:27 am
By the time a third entry in a franchise rolls around, wear and tear begins to show in what was once considered fresh and inventive. And if the same filmmaker that brought parts one and two to the scr...
Monday, July 3, 2017 02:20 pm
Some further thoughts that I couldn't squeeze into this week's column on higher education.It is amazing how many of the men and women now honored as great Illinoisans managed to become so without b...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 08:06 am
This week in my Dyspepsiana column I lament that, for all his talk about structural reforms in Illnoius’ system of public higher education, Bruce Rauner has no idea what needs to be to really chan...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:19 am

Rethinking, not just reforming, public higher ed

 We can all agree that Illinois’ public higher education system is in a state of crisis – or rather crises. Bruce Rauner, living in his own private Illinois, believes that tax-supported colle...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:18 am
What’s the matter with these people? The Trumpsters in the White House and Congress, I mean.Start with The Donald himself, a guy who can’t pass a mirror without casting an adoring eye at his own r...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:17 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner regularly attempts to “go over the heads” of the news media and talk directly to the public without any journalistic filters. Usually for people in his particular position, that�...

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