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Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 BUREAUCY BOTCHES PAPERSBruce Rushton’s analysis of the ongoing crisis at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln was well-written and informative (“Shredding Lincoln,” June 9). If government mismana...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Here’s why it’s time to support Hillary

 Dear Nora and Michael,     I took my Bernie sign down today.  The yard looks a little bare.  He would have made a great president.  But fair is fair.  He just ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 What’s past, as Shakespeare has told us, is prologue.2016 has been a wild political season. This year, despite the unnerving presidential freak show the Republicans are putting on, Hillary Cli...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

The governor tries to divide Illinois against itself – again

 Bruce Rauner is trying to divide Downstate from Chicago over school funding. It’s a low tactic that has a long tradition, as I noted in this column from the IT of June 5, 1981. The much longer...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 David Axelrod of Chicago, who was President Barack Obama’s chief political strategist and senior adviser, now a CNN commentator, was in Springfield last week for the Illinois Press Association...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:22 am

Natural beauty and politics

 Paul Scott Mowrer was born in Bloomington in 1887 and lived there until he was in the sixth grade. In short, everything important that can happen to a boy in the normal course of growing up happ...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:21 am
 It isn’t trickery, but an odd twist in the natural world that creates the novelty of “Mexican jumping beans.” They’re not beans – they’re brownish seedpods from a desert shrub in nor...

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