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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:20 am
Trolls of old were the ones who ate farmers’ goats. Now President Trump takes pride in being regarded as an internet troll, one who sends out provocative messages intended to cause maximum disruptio...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:17 am

Pointing fingers at sex pests

 The news from the Illinois Statehouse almost makes one nostalgic for the Illinois politicians of old, those sticky-fingered but charming rogues. Today’s Capitol, we learn, is a playpen for not...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:16 am
Jim Hightower is on vacation this week.The chorus of loud demands for Senator Al Franken’s resignation began from the moment that Leeann Tweeden accused him of sexual harassment. Those calls intensi...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:15 am
A WhiteWashed PastAs controversy over Civil War monuments has gripped the nation, the state of Illinois needs to stop whitewashing our own slave-owning past in its official telling of history.Some of...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:14 am
In this our Holiday Guide issue, it is appropriate to pass along some guidance for the shadow side of holidays, where not all is fun and games. Staab Funeral Home, and other Springfield funeral homes,...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:19 am

Communal reading as tells a city’s story to itself

 Unless we are blessed with snow, December hereabouts can be a grim month, which might have been one of the reasons that Vachel Lindsay decided to shuffle off this mortal coil on the fifth of tha...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:18 am
 “We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte.Duterte, a self...

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