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Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:22 am

Expressing our unconscious unease about immigrants

 The dread of the invader runs deep in every human. The savage acts on it unthinkingly, by reaching for a club; the civilized man and woman is no less vulnerable to it but considers it disreputab...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:21 am
A long time ago, in a not so faraway land, a civilization existed that was governed through a fairly rational political system. Even conservative candidates for high office had to have a good idea or...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:20 am
“He has taught us how to deal with him,” explained one top official in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration when asked why the governor has once again cranked up his public criticism of Illinois H...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:19 am
 LADY LOLAThank you Jacqueline Jackson for the moving tribute to our dear friend, Lola Lucas (“Remembering the lives they lived, Dec. 31”). Those of us who knew her zest for life are truly fo...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:18 am
For those of us who don’t understand Donald Trump’s popularity, it was good to hear President Obama declare for all the world to hear that the Republican frontrunner is just wrong. In his State of...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:17 am
 One of my fellow students from the Springfield High School class of 1962 is retiring at the end of January. While most of us have already retired with little fanfare, this is a lady whose leavin...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:19 am

Does the French Revolution hold lessons for Citizen Rauner?

 Drowsy after a heavy holiday meal, I settled in to finish Stefan Zweig’s classic 1934 biography of Marie Antoinette. As I drifted in and out of sleep, the Versailles in Zweig’s account of th...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:18 am
 Carl Icahn, noted corporate predator and takeover specialist who made billions of dollars in corporate deals, has recently begun pushing a charitable cause involving a group of people who, throu...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:17 am
SHAKEN BABY COVERAGECommendations to reporter Patrick Yeagle for his informed coverage of the Cammie Kelly shaken baby trial, and to the newspaper for allowing him the time to do a proper job (“Jury...

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