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Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:21 am
 If you take the word f-r-e-e and rip the “r” out of it, what do you get? Two things, actually: One, instead of “free” you get “fee” – and then you get mad.This is happening to mill...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:20 am
 “He was a god in that district,” a high-level Rauner guy told me about state Sen. Sam McCann’s poll numbers from before this year’s Republican primary campaign began.Benchmark polling ta...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:19 am
CHRONICLE OF SUFFERINGDeep respect to Illinois Times reporter Patrick Yeagle for his excellent report entitled “Death by a thousand cuts” (March 10).I encourage everyone of conscience in the Sprin...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:18 am
 For this week observed by Christians as Holy Week, the Episcopal Church House of Bishops issued “A Word to the Church” about today’s political rhetoric. It is worth broad circulation. Here...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:17 am
 Though life was slowly improving for millions in Illinois as the 20th century opened, many still struggled for fairness, including women, the poor and minorities. In several instances, racial te...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:22 am

Men promising more than they can deliver – again

 Some 30 years ago I was moved by the mindless boasting of the Republican blowhard in the White House to write this column, which appeared in the Prejudices series on Aug. 8, 1985. The presidenti...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:21 am
OK people, we need to discuss billboardsBillboards must be living creatures for they appear to propagate, spreading everywhere growing to enormous size, shouting corporate messages at us – and even...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:20 am
Illinois Republicans have long complained that House Speaker Michael Madigan’s campaign organization doesn’t just beat you, it destroys you. Madigan doesn’t always set out to merely win; he want...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:19 am
 QUIT POINTING FINGERSI have heard the news reports – the ones that say the governor is blaming the legislature for the budget impasse – the ones that say the legislature is blaming the gover...

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