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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:18 am
 One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talke...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:21 am
 MADIGAN’S TO BLAMEI believe it is rather clear that there will not be any meaningful reforms passed by the House as long as Michael Madigan is speaker. He made sure the budget got to such a cr...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:20 am

It’s time to talk – and talk – about baseball

 It’s summer, when spouses (usually women, but not always) show up in ERs seemingly catatonic because their mates have begun talking, again, about the Cub curse or the Cardinal way. Baseball it...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:19 am
When I was a boy, I loved spending time with my Uncle Ernest and Aunt Eula on their small northeast Texas farm. They pulled a frugal living from their 50 acres, raising a little bit of everything. Doi...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:18 am
The education funding reform bill which passed the House and Senate in May and was finally sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk in July was the product of four years of research, endless listening tours...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:17 am

When politicians target our primitive brain

Why do voters support politicians whose clear policy goals indicate that they are likely to support measures that will adversely impact the very people who voted for them?For example, the various iter...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:16 am
If you had to choose politician-of-the-month between Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner, which would you pick? One threatens nuclear war, but then his secretary of state says ignore it, there’s nothing t...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:19 am

Rauner’s principled opposition to SB 1

 Sooner or later, every rookie reporter must face the ugly facts: Somewhere, sometime, there will be a school board meeting she will have to cover. A veteran opinion monger like me faces a simila...

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