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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Words I wrote a while back in an Illinois Times op ed letter keep coming back to mind. I said: “Most of us will never commit armed robbery or push drugs. But under the right circumstances every one ...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 Have you had your daily minimum requirement of triclosan today? How about your dosage of triclocarban? Chances are you have, but don’t know it. These two are antimicrobial chemicals, which mig...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
A solid week of horribly negative media coverage of Bruce Rauner was apparently outweighed by lots and lots of television ads because his numbers are still rising. A new Capitol Fax/We Ask America pol...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am

What are the statues on the Capitol lawn for?

 On Jan. 9, Rich Miller of CapitolFax took a break from chronicling Illinois lawmakers who ought to be forgotten to ask a queston on his blog about one who ought to be remembered: Should there be...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
King Day came and went this year with the usual good feeling. The Frontiers International breakfast swarmed with politicians rarely seen in Springfield – Aaron Schock, Rodney Davis. . . even Sue Sch...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 HELP THE HOMELESSLast week we experienced bone-chilling sub-zero weather. Those who suffer the most when the thermometer drops below zero are our homeless brothers and sisters. This month, there...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 Congress must approve a farm bill. Our nation’s farmers and millions of food-stamp recipients, as well as American consumers, are depending on the leadership of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Mi...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 If Bruce Rauner manages to successfully back away from his recently unearthed statement from December that he favored reducing the state’s minimum wage by a dollar an hour he will have dodged...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

The legend of the Statehouse cornerstone

Atheists don’t expect to rise from the dead, but one famous dead agnostic came up, as it were, when I was reflecting last week on the fear and loathing that atheists excite among some Illinoisans. A...

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