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Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:19 am
 Once upon a time in our Good Ol’ US-of-A, presidential contenders and their political parties had to raise the funds needed to make the race. How quaint.But for the 2016 run, this quaint way o...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:18 am
 The absurd facade of this long-running state government impasse might best be summed up with two brief statements.1) Gov. Bruce Rauner to Democrats: “Just support my plans to eviscerate organi...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:17 am
 A CLEAR CORRELATIONMr. Hellner’s views on climate change are certainly comforting (“Letters,” Aug. 6). I, too, would like to believe that the earth is merely experiencing a cyclical patter...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:16 am
 The Illinois Department of Natural Resources entry in last week’s State Fair Twilight Parade was a truck pulling a big trailer carrying one person. Nothing could illustrate better that the onc...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:15 am
 The big Paris climate conference is now just three months away. The latest research on climate change is just in from the dean of climate scientists, James Hansen. He and his team of 16 climate...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:21 am

Getting labor back into politics

 Tell me, brother, don’t you understandWe’re all working for the Pharaoh“Pharaoh” Richard Thompson© BMG Rights Management US, LLCReform. Our problem is not that everybody talks about it...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:20 am
Earlier this year, music legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard teamed up to make a pro-marijuana video titled “It’s All Going to Pot.”And, apparently they were right, for I’ve now learned th...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:19 am
There are those who believe strongly that one side or the other is “winning” our latest and perhaps greatest Statehouse impasse in Illinois history.I think it’s too early to judge, and, frankly,...


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