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Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:01 am
 hi dad hi mom I know being elected prez ofthe whole high school senate can’t comparewith head of the free world but it’s prettybig stuff for me yeah that was my winningplatform—big stuff, ...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:01 am

Menus for Bertha the Bus

 Four years ago I bought a school bus and named her Bertha. I removed all the seats and outfitted her with sleeping bunks, a restroom, a dining nook, and a small, but fully equipped kitchen. Bert...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 05:21 pm
This week I take up the governor’s choices in clothes, but I can find no fault with his grooming. I haven’t always been able to say that about Illinois’s senior politicians. In a 1990 column t...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 05:14 pm
 Usually when the subject is Illinois governors and someone brings up cuffs, you know what they mean. But this week I’m talking about attire, not arrests. We’ve had chief executives who pre...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:22 am

Judging our elected emperors by their clothes

 I took in two things during lunch the other day. One was bean soup. The other was Goethe’s observation that the nobleman “tells us everything through the person he presents, but . . . the bu...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:21 am
 The financial transaction tax is not an idea whose time has just now come; it simply has returned. From 1914 to 1966, our country taxed all sales and transfers of stock. The tax was doubled in t...

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