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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:24 am

Ideas for an Illinois bicentennial

 Yes, I know – who feels like celebrating the state of Illinois? The commonwealth will be 200 years old in 2018, and no one in state government seems prepared to party. As our Erika Holst recen...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:23 am
An old saying asserts that falsehoods come in three escalating levels: “Lies, damn lies and statistics.” Now, however, we’ve been given an even higher level of intentional deception: Policy spee...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:21 am
PREPARE FOR CIVIC DUTYWe’re about eleven weeks out from the Presidential elections. Are you on top of the issues and concerns you’ll address with the pull of a lever or the punch of a stylus on No...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:20 am
It looks like Tammy Duckworth is going to be our next U.S. senator, so we’d better start getting to know her. Sen. Mark Kirk’s ads against Duckworth are so shrill as to be unconvincing. Nobody bel...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:19 am
In 1935, It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, was published. Lewis tells the story of how a populist demagogue with strong authoritarian leanings becomes president and eventually a dictator. Som...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:17 am

Fearful Illinoisans confront the Other

 Back in June, news got about that there was waiting on the governor’s desk a bill to set up a Muslim Advisory Council. Kumbaya gestures of this sort have long been popular among politicians pa...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:16 am
Some corporations engage in such abusive consumer rip-offs that they’re just plain evil. But then there are some profiteers that dig even deeper into the dark void of their corporate souls to achiev...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:15 am
An organization controlled by Gov. Bruce Rauner has spent a million dollars on a new television ad promoting legislative term limits in a little over a week. And that’s just for starters.Turnaround...

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