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Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 03:18 am
 Since the 1990s, Colorado Springs has been shaped by an inordinate number of right-wing institutions. Yet the Springs also is home to a hardy band of progressives.With Bernie Sanders bringing ne...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:19 am

An election is just another beauty pageant

 My favorite Miss America was Vonda Kay Van Dyke (1965), forever famous as the first  Queen of Atlantic City to use ventriloquism in the talent portion of the contest. She later wrote a seri...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:16 am
 A SICKENING STINKThis is in regards to Scott Faingold’s article titled “Humane Society takes larger role in Illinois ag” (Sept. 21). We live in Hancock County, in the small town of LaHarpe...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:15 am
 Unfolding events in Washington and Springfield remind us of the need to vote to make our voices heard. If we don’t vote we are delivered an outcome we had no hand in creating. If we vote we st...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:14 am
 For the last year I have been disheartened by the steady stream of police shootings that have been witnessed where there seems to be minimal provocation.For example, on Sept. 4 a man in South Ca...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:05 am

Racism persists in the Gateway City

 Even as pro football battles the White House on whether flag salutes should be mandatory, we have St. Louis.For the second time since 2014, the St. Louis area has been torn by demonstrations tha...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:19 am

Is the Asian enrollment boom at the U of I about to bust?

 A college campus is a sleepy place in the summer, which makes summer a good time to go sightseeing. I’ve always enjoyed visiting the main campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana for tha...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:18 am
Believe it or not, we can get Congress to enact a new program providing good quality, lower-cost health care for your family and (what the hell, let’s think big here) for every man, woman and (espec...

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