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Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:16 am

Encountering the homeless, wanting to help

 This past Saturday morning I encountered four homeless men in a matter of moments. The first slept like a tossed baggie of water on the stoop near the entrance to my building. A few minutes late...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:26 am

Southern soldiers fall again

 Not since Chancellorsville have so many rebel soldiers fallen in battle. Across the U.S., statues and other memorials to Confederate heroes from the Civil War are being driven from their pedesta...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:25 am
 Just days after last November’s election, jubilant members and top staffers of the notorious corporate front group called the American Legislative Exchange Council gathered for a celebratory l...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:24 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner has said for the past several days that he’s open to just about any sort of compromise in order to get school funding reform signed into law.For example, he recently told Ama...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:23 am
DARKNESS IN THE DAYTIMEI enjoyed the article “Darkness in the daytime,” by Scott Faingold, on Aug. 17, but wondered why some facts closer to home weren’t there: history.No one alive today has ev...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:22 am
During his nationwide address Monday night, President Trump seemed proud of himself for changing his mind on Afghanistan, America’s longest war. For years he has criticized the nation’s involvemen...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:21 am

In the wake of Charlottesville, concern about true believers

 Before the election of Donald Trump I warned voters of the perils of narcissism among political leaders. I concluded with the following sentence: “Sadly, gullible individuals are especially vu...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:23 am

Springfield as portrayed in panoramic maps

 Springfieldians are always trying to get above themselves. As I noted in “Seeking the scenic in central Illinois” (Aug. 19, 2010), something must be seen to be scenic, and seeing the landsca...

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