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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:20 am

Sen. Durbin urges opening the door a crack for the Syrians

 The United States should accept 100,000 refugees from the ghastly violence in Syria, said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin recently. More than half of that nation’s people have been driven from their hom...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:19 am
 If it were under the big top, it would be a hilarious clown show – with pratfalls, wild posturing, tumbling, juggling and a cacophony of comic chaos.But alas, it’s under the Capitol dome, so...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:18 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner took it on the chin for several days in a row this month.The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s recent poll of southern Illinoisans showed Rauner’s approval rating absolu...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:17 am
 PICKING ON POLICEI am a resident, taxpayer and voter for the city of Springfield. I noticed that Britt likes to take cheap shots at the public safety folks (“Cartoon,” Chris Britt, Oct. 15)....
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:16 am
In a day when politicians and officeholders are often scorned, it was good to see the outpouring of honor and respect for Ossie Langfelder, the former mayor, at his funeral. Now political experience i...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:15 am
 “Three for me says Allen T.”That mantra guided Democratic voters in Sangamon and Menard Counties as they cast their votes for state representative in the ’50s and ’60s.And the man joking...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:20 am

Baseball playoffs can’t determine the best team in baseball

 As you might have heard, the merry band of ball players disguised as Chicago Cubs won for themselves a chance to go to the World Series this year as one of the two best teams in American profess...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:19 am
 The negotiations and the sales push behind Washington’s latest (and biggest) “free trade” agreement amounts to Kabuki theater.What theater? Kabuki. It’s a 17th-century form of Japanese d...


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