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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 05:03 pm
 It might seem perverse to be concerned about how to construct new buildings when the Republic is falling down around our ears, but the world moves on, even if millions of Americans refuse to m...
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 05:01 pm
 In a recent blog post about the recent agitations about Confederate statues, I cited disapprovingly the opinion of economist and gadlfly Tyler Cowen. Cowen offered a fuller explication of h...
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 11:31 am
 About those Confederate statues, which I write about in my new column: Tyler Cowen, a critic of some influence these days, praised Baltimore’s mayor who decided to remove that city’s conf...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 08:38 am
I have been observing the population decline in Illinois' rural parts for decades now. (See “Devoid of life” from July 14, 2011.) In the current issue of Illinois Issues magazine,&...
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 01:45 pm
There’s an “almost, not quite” quality to Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River, a thriller with great potential that gets lost thanks to its oblique narrative.  It surely isn’t a lack of tale...
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 08:24 am
Kevin Drum today lists the CEOs who have quit Trump’s manufacturing council in disgust over his thinly-disguised support for the Charlotteville neo-Nazis. Ten have left so far; still on the council ...
Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 04:58 pm
 In my recent column about the need for a proper environmental history of Illinois, “Oh, for a Thucydides of the prairie,” I noted that several excellent recent works, while not environmen...

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