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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 03:44 pm
 Paula Marantz Cohen of Drexel University hold argues in the online magazine The Smart Set why long-dead writer/critic/commentator H.L. Mencken remains as relevant as ever. She recalls HLM on ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 08:56 am
 In “The burdens of office” I recalled my inglorious tenure as president of Springfield High School’s Interact (a combination of  “international” and “action”) Club in the 19...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 08:44 am
In “Wasted,” I lamented the fact that the Illinois public has so little basis on which to judge the merit in that perennial complaint that our tax money is being wasted by grasping public emplo...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:30 pm
 For those on the evangelical right who are dismayed that there is not enough God in the Donald Trump campaign, I offer this on the GOP convention from the always interesting Tyler Cowen:They are...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:30 am
We learned on July 18 that the directors of the Prairie Capital Convention Center approved the sale of naming rights to the building to the Bank of Springfield for $150,000 per year for 10 year...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:11 pm
Much like a puppy you bring into your home, there are things to like about The Secret Life of Pets and some…well, not so much.  Yep, it’s cute, charming and fun for a little while but then ...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:21 am
Box office pundits spent a great deal of time wondering this week why Steven Spielberg’s The BFG tanked during its opening weekend at the box office. (For the record, it brought in $19 million aga...


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