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Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:21 am

What the Trump win says about our rural parts

 Looked at in one way – actually, looked at in several ways – Donald Trump’s win was the revenge of the countryside against the city. While the billionaire common man couldn’t carry Illin...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:20 am
 What an election year. I feel like I’ve been transported through a cosmic squirrel hole and into a baffling political universe where facts are fiction, bizarre is normal and corruption is a vi...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:19 am
 COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGEThank you for putting out specific steps, especially local actions, that are key in addressing the rapidly shifting climate on this planet. (“Perishing planet,”...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:18 am
 As Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly get closer to a deal to bail out Exelon’s money-losing nuclear power plants, there is not a peep heard in the Prairie State about the dan...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:17 am
 During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump said many things that were not entirely true. Whether he actually believed everything he said is difficult to know. Numerous women accused him of s...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:23 am

Why the losers are winning in the U.S.

I am among those dismayed by the outcome of the November elections – not because people I disagree with elected the next President of the United States, but because they didn’t. Voters were asked...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:22 am
Tug on any right-wing thread in America and you’ll most likely find that it’s tied to the multi-billionaire Koch boys, Charles and David. While the brothers are infamous for funneling hundreds of...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:21 am
On election night, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan started making his usual post-election calls to his Democratic members asking for their support for his own reelection as Speaker. But at leas...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:20 am
 CONVERSATION ON RACEDusty Rhodes’ interview with Kelly Wickham Hurst (“Speaking out of school,” Nov. 17) was very enlightening reading, and it shows why a conversation on race is needed in...

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