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Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:19 am
Last year’s grassroots progressive runs for office laid to rest much of the Democratic Party’s orthodoxy about who is “electable” and how it’s essential that candidates – in hopes of attra...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:17 am
PREYING ON PAINI just finished reading “The Pill Pipeline” (Bruce Rushton, Illinois Times, March 1). One piece of information that jumped out at me was that last year McKesson Corp. paid a $150 mi...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:16 am
Two events in Springfield this week recalled more hopeful times in U.S. politics and government. In the play All the Way at the Hoogland Center for the Arts – there’s still time to see it and you...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:15 am
Last Sunday, March 4, Italian voters crushed the ruling Democratic Party. Fifty-five percent of the electorate voted for the two anti-European Union and anti-establishment parties, one on the right an...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:18 am
Sources in both parties said last week that their tracking polls were showing a dip in support for Sen. Daniel Biss and a trending increase for Chris Kennedy in the Democratic primary race for governo...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:20 am

SIU’s Dr. Jerry Kruse thinks deeply about big changes in the U.S. health system

 When Dr. Jerry Kruse headed to Honduras in 2005 to volunteer, he thought he was going on a simple medical mission trip to a rural village devastated by Hurricane Mitch. Instead he discovered a h...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:19 am
 From the start of his White House tenure, the Trumpsters have plotted, stalked and serially killed vibrant members of the English language.The word “fact” was the first to go. Robust and uni...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:18 am
 Every election cycle, House Democratic candidates have to pay what can be thought of as a “Madigan tax.”The “tax” is the amount of extra campaign money, labor and ingenuity required to o...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:17 am
ADLAI INTERESTINGThe article about the Stevenson family (“Adlai’s still talking sense,” by Fletcher Farrar, Feb. 15) was extremely interesting. There were many interesting thoughts, quotes and c...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:16 am
 Big policy changes can happen fast. Politics and economics can move quickly. That’s one lesson I got from Dr. Jerry Kruse, dean of the SIU School of Medicine, when I interviewed him on health...

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