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Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:16 am
 It gave us a shudder to hear the new secretary of state rattling his saber this week about Korea. The policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, he said, and “all options are...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:15 am

Lee Hamilton

 As you watch the health care proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatist...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:20 am

The meager harvest from school gardens

 Teaching, it has been said, is like cultivating a garden. Some teachers believe that cultivating a garden is a form of teaching. The kids at Butler Elementary have been growing and harvesting he...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:19 am
It’s time to face up to the obvious: The President of the United States is deranged.I don’t mean that he’s merely idiosyncratic or pushing policies that I think are crazy, nor do I say this as j...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:18 am
If Attorney General Lisa Madigan succeeds in convincing the Illinois Supreme Court to consider ordering the state to stop paying employees without an appropriation and the governor’s legal team uses...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:17 am
SAY NO TO SANCTUARY STATESJames Krohe’s March 2 column, “Absolutely ridiculous,” was exactly that. He made the laughable claim that “Immigrants, authorized and otherwise, are less likely to co...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:16 am
Dr. Jerry Kruse, dean and provost of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has weighed in against the current Republican legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. His...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:15 am
In a recent column in the Catholic Times, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki addressed transgender issues in the context of the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to accept transgender youth among their ranks. Af...

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