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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:01 am
 Turmeric is a spice rack regular in my kitchen. I use the deep orange powder when cooking Indian or Southeast Asian cuisine, and usually throw a pinch in when I’m making deviled eggs for more...
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 03:53 pm

Trump's place in presidential history

The end game, now, seems clear. After a bit more polling and watching CNN and letting the man in the White House just keep going, Republicans in Congress likely will take the easy way out and a...
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 10:02 am
 I am obliged to Matt Yglesias over at Vox for pointing out that the Republican Party marked Lincoln’s birthday this year by posting on its official Twitter account a quote from the great man...
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 03:41 pm

Release the tape

Illinois Times has sued the city of Springfield for refusing to release video footage documenting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man last month by a city police officer. In refusing to tur...
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 12:15 am
 Bask in the beauty, complexity and diversity of the orchid family this weekend during the Prairie State Orchid Society’s annual show and sale. With between 20,000 and 30,000 different species,...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 03:29 pm

City says officer hasn't been interviewed

Springfield police are refusing to release video footage that captured the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man by an officer last month. In declining to release footage of the Jan. 23 shooting,...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:23 am

How might struggling toy towns like Jerome survive?

 I hear that Jerome had to lay off its police chief. What, you didn’t know that Jerome had a police chief? Or that Jerome had a police department? Or that Jerome needed a police department? The...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:22 am
Who are we?Are we the great America of courage, spunk, openness, inclusion, opportunity and democratic promise – as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, Li...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:21 am
The latest Illinois credit rating downgrade from Fitch Ratings is chock full of phrases that could be used in the next campaign cycle against the governor and other incumbents.The one that’s made th...

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