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Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 12:00 pm
 I've put this off until the last minute, as so many of us do when it comes to Christmas errands. There's still time, however, to share one of my favorite treats -- Christopher Hitchens on the ...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 11:47 am
This week in my actual column, Dyspepsiana, I recall my time as a tenant in the Ferguson Building at Sixth and Monroe in downtown Springfield. The building is now undergoing redevelopment by new ow...
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 01:23 pm
 At the risk of sounding like a killjoy, I pass along this suggestion for your next Thanksgiving dinner  from the late Christopher Hitchens, which appeared in a 2005 piece in the Wall Stre...
Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 10:24 am
Last week, Bruce Rauner signed a letter sent jointly by Republican governors to President Obama asking him "respectfully" to suspend all plans to resettle additional Syrian refugees in the U.S."Res...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 06:53 am
Sadly, two weeks after writing a column extolling a senior Illinois Republican for his brave stand on admitting refugees from the horrors of World War II Europe into the U.S., our state is shamed b...
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 08:12 am
In my column of May 6, 2010, “Making room for the Huangs,” I described Wenguang Huang, the Chinese translator and journalist who emigrated to the United States in 1990, specifically to Springfie...
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 08:22 am
 In “Going for the fences” (Oct. 2, 2014) I noted that the moguls who rule the game were in a sweat. Both home runs-per-game and runs-per-game were 20 percent lower than the record-setting...
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 08:07 am
 As much as I enjoy watching them, I dreaded the Cubs’ entry into the playoffs, because that would mean I would be compelled to watch them in every game. I am offended by any team that decor...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 09:17 am
 Back in April I remarked on the decision by Mr. Rauner to take the necessary administrative steps toward seeling the old State of Illinois Center (now known as the Thompson Center) in Chicago...

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