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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 05:28 pm
 Abraham LIncoln has long engaged our historians and public intellectuals. Of late he has stimulated our artists as well. The winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Britain's most...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 02:31 pm
 In "Gathering nuts," I tried to pay tribute to that a string of Springfield men who played a surprising large role in the acceptance of oral history as a means of research into the past, ...
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 09:39 am
On my recent visit to the main campus of the University of Illinois, in Urbana-Champaign, the presence of Chinese, Korean and Indian students was marked. The university’s recruiting of the Asian...
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 09:08 am
Allow me to return briefly to the topic of metered street parking that I took up in September in "Parking smartly." A lot of people say to me, “We should have free parking, like Decatur.” ...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:20 am
 I am among those many Americans who believe that this country needs more immigrants, not less. (See this column and this column and this column.) I recommend to you therefore a stimulating ...
Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 04:06 pm
 Reader John Paul of Prairie Archives points out that my account of smart phone parking apps in “Parking smartly” (Sept. 14, 2017)  was misleading. Downtown street parking spaces a...
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 05:04 pm
 In "New Beijings" (June 7, 2012) I mentioned in passing the astonishing popularity of the University of Illinois's Urbana campus with students from mainland China.From the excellent long piec...
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...

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