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Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:20 am
Assistant Illinois Senate Majority Leader Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) has retired after almost 30 years in the General Assembly.Sen. Trotter has been talking about retiring for years, but he has repeate...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:19 am
YOU, WHOEVER YOU AREIn January, the world’s media reported that the president had made horrible comments about the nations of Africa and elsewhere, including Haiti.As I absorbed all this, my thought...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:18 am
This week Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is withdrawing his offer to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall as part of the upcoming deal on immigration and funding the government. But White House pre...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:21 am
 Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations, the U.S. actually had no broad middle class until one was created in the 1930s and ‘40s. And, yes, “created” is the correct term for...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:20 am
 Whenever a dramatic new element is introduced into a political campaign, it’s always instructive to watch how the targeted candidate responds. Did the candidate appear ready for the new turn o...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:19 am
DOWN ON DAVISI recently saw U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis touting the tax reform bill passed by Congress. This “accomplishment” was so important that he spent most of his time in his district doing media...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:18 am
 I have made it a practice to travel to countries where toileting facilities are different from ours. I can understand an obsession with scatology from somebody with a diet of cheeseburgers. He t...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:17 am
 Nature and the gods of technology have blessed us with the means to avoid the worst consequences of climate warming. Now there is good climate news for a change. What we must do is put less carb...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:01 am
 Even people who don’t like Donald Trump are breathing a sigh of relief that, although he’s not in very good shape, his doctor said he’s in “excellent health.” If the pres can get by wi...

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