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Thursday, March 23, 2017 08:47 am
The piece about the Springfield Redbirds that appeared in the paper on March 23, 2017, was shortened by rain, so to speak. Readers interested in the complete version will find it here, as it appear...
Monday, March 20, 2017 09:09 am
 A skeptical reader wondered how the Trumpish crackdown on unpapered immigrants might hurt Illinois agriculture, as I argued it would in "Absolutely ridiculous." More than 70 percent of...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 09:26 am
 You really ought to go see "Shifting Sands: Springfield's Architectural Legacy, Part 2," a photographic portrait of a changing Springfield. Co-curated by the excellent Erika Holst, a regula...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 08:06 am
The current Atlantic Monthly, staff writer David A. Graham, explores an issue that I've addressed from time to time in an Illinois context -- that the real division in the U.S. is not betwe...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 04:47 pm
 In this week’s column I wondered out loud about the question of the day: If the federales succeed in banishing all undocumented immigrants from Illinois, would that be a good thing or a bad ...
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 11:30 am
Frustrated that you are reliant on lyin' reporters to fact-check assertions by our lyin' politicians? Ever wonder how the pros decide whether a claim is mis-stated, misleading or downright false?Gua...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 05:20 pm
 Look, spring training just got underway this week, and I just don't have the time to make fun of Bruce Rauner's budget address, so I will leave you in the capable hands of brother Eric Zorn, o...
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...
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 05:15 pm
From Upshot, we get this report of a new public opinion survey of a national sample of 1,890 adults about “Obamacare,” or the Affordable Care Act. 35 percent of respondents said either they ...
Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 11:06 am
 Once in a while, life imitates journalism. In “The birth of the plyscraper” (April 24, 2014), I noted the trend toward green buildigs of a different kind – large commercial and residenti...

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