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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:21 am
Butch Hancock, one of Austin’s finest singer-songwriters, grew up in the Texas Panhandle, out among dry-land farmers and strict fundamentalist Christians. Butch once told me that he felt he’d been...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:20 am
I think on Aug. 19 a new and brief window of opportunity opened which could finally help wrap up this long and drawn out state legislative overtime session. But that window will only be open for 15 ca...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:19 am
AN EASIER EXISTENCETax incentives to the ultra wealthy Chicago Board of Trade so they won’t leave? (“Cap City,” Aug. 20) Where will they go with a name like that? Toledo? The museum slowly and q...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:18 am
Readers, be sure to take a listen to WUIS radio’s Dusty Rhodes’ reporting series “Black and White” on the racially uneven discipline practices in District 186 Springfield Public Schools. The s...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:20 am

Is the U.S. a nation-state or a nation of states?

 Bells in Springfield – church bells, hand bells, even cell phone ringers – rang  at 2:15 p.m. on April 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of major Civil War fighting. Except, as...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:19 am
 Once upon a time in our Good Ol’ US-of-A, presidential contenders and their political parties had to raise the funds needed to make the race. How quaint.But for the 2016 run, this quaint way o...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:18 am
 The absurd facade of this long-running state government impasse might best be summed up with two brief statements.1) Gov. Bruce Rauner to Democrats: “Just support my plans to eviscerate organi...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:17 am
 A CLEAR CORRELATIONMr. Hellner’s views on climate change are certainly comforting (“Letters,” Aug. 6). I, too, would like to believe that the earth is merely experiencing a cyclical patter...


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