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Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 12:44 pm
Rural America, even as it laments its economic weakness, retains vastly disproportionate electoral strength. Rural voters were able to nudge Donald J. Trump to power despite Hillary Clinton’s large ...
Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 09:25 am
For readers with a taste for the archival. Here is the full version of my column abut the Y block in downtown Springfield, an abridged version of which we ran on Nov. 10, The original that follows app...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 09:49 am
 Note to baby boomers: Now's your chance to relive the '60s for real -- only now Bull Connor is in the White House....
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 05:20 pm
 Turns out the election was rigged, after all. Voters were asked to chose from among four candidates, and the one who was awarded the most votes was – Illinoisan Hillary Clinton. She lost, h...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 09:36 am
 Some further observation on, and from, Women, Work, and Worship in Lincoln’s Country: The Dumville Family Letters from the University of Illinois Press, which I review this week in “Old le...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 09:18 am
In 2002 I moved to the Chicago area and became a White Sox fan; they won the World Series in 2005. In 2010 I moved to the Bay Area and started following the Giants; they won baseball’s top prize t...
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 02:20 pm
In this week's Dyspepsiana, I take up the question of election-rigging. Which got me to thinking . . . .The principle—that those subject to the state’s laws ought to be able to shape those laws...
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 01:18 pm
 I graduated from Springfield High School in 1966. My classmates organized a 50th reunion for the same weekend that the Springfield High School building  turned 100. District 186 staged a...

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