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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:23 am

A gift list of Illinois history books

 It’s gift-choosing time again, and who better than a professional wise man to ask what you ought to get those hard-to-shop-for friends? I have the perfect gift suggestion: a short shelf of the...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:22 am
 All hail Augustus Trumpus! All hail the American Putin, whom none can criticize! All hail the Great All Knowing One, who reveals “realities” that are not there and finds “facts” that mer...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:21 am
 Top folks in the governor’s office said they didn’t quite understand last week why the Senate Democrats and House Speaker Michael Madigan’s spokesman were so upset with them about cancelin...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:20 am
 ACA REPEAL WILL HURT HOSPITALSWith a month to go before President-elect Trump takes office, we’ve received a warning shot across the bow in Springfield. It came in the form of a press release...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:19 am
 While Gov. Bruce Rauner was busy this week working on his 2018 campaign for reelection, the education advocacy group Advance Illinois was doing work that needs to be done. Releasing its biennial...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:18 am
 On Saturday morning, Oct. 15, I decided to go to the Parkway 8 theater in Springfield to see the film The Birth of a Nation by Nate Parker. I didn’t know if I could handle being reminded of ou...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:21 am

Some politicians want to bring back coal

 The new president, apparently, plans to make America toxic again. The New York Times reports that Comrade Trump has put a climate-change agnostic and friend of the coal companies in ch...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:20 am
This past January, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the multimillionaire protege of the Koch brothers’ plutocratic kingdom and American Legislative Exchange Council darling, revealed to a startled nation tha...

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