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Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 02:27 pm
I'm not sure that everyone loves a parade but I do--as a subject. I wrote two columns about the parade that kicks off the Illinois State Fair each year.  This one appeared in our paper of A...
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 12:18 pm
 The more things change, the more they stay the same. Thirty-six years ago, Springfield's mayor was Mike Houston, and the Illinois State Fair was, well, what the fair has always been. I wrote ab...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 11:33 am
Appropriate for the Olympics season is this very interesting piece from Scientific American, "Magic Blood and Carbon-Fiber Legs at the Brave New Olympics," in which Daid Epstein addresses ...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 10:19 am

Everything you need to promote yourself for the Best of Voting

We think Springfield is a great place to live and has a lot to offer. Your vote is your voice, so use it in our Best of Springfield 2016. We want you to nominate the people, places, things and ide...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:18 am

A dumb old fad gets – a little – smarter

 The wonderful thing about getting older is watching people falling for the same cons their grandparents did. The Philippines invasion became Vietnam became Iraq. Trump is Buchanan again, who was...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:17 am
What an amazing Democratic primary season it was. And we now have this happy result: We won!“We” being the millions of young people, mad-as-hell working stiffs, independents, deep-rooted progressi...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:16 am
Is Illinois the next state to deal with “voter suppression”? Maybe, depending how you look at it.You may know that a conservative group filed a federal lawsuit last week to stop Illinois’ electi...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:15 am
 TRUMPING EXPECTATIONSDonald Trump is the GOP’s choice. People are expecting major changes with Trump as president. Voters need to submit to Trump what they expect of him. If Trump cannot...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:14 am
Too bad that the federal judge denied Rod Blagojevich’s appeal to reduce his prison sentence from 14 years to five. The full sentence seems excessive, considering that the hapless Rod is remorseful...

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