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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:19 am
In 1935, It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, was published. Lewis tells the story of how a populist demagogue with strong authoritarian leanings becomes president and eventually a dictator. Som...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:17 am

Fearful Illinoisans confront the Other

 Back in June, news got about that there was waiting on the governor’s desk a bill to set up a Muslim Advisory Council. Kumbaya gestures of this sort have long been popular among politicians pa...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:16 am
Some corporations engage in such abusive consumer rip-offs that they’re just plain evil. But then there are some profiteers that dig even deeper into the dark void of their corporate souls to achiev...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:15 am
An organization controlled by Gov. Bruce Rauner has spent a million dollars on a new television ad promoting legislative term limits in a little over a week. And that’s just for starters.Turnaround...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:14 am
 VOTE WITH CONSCIENCEFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touts her diplomatic experience in her run for the U.S. presidency.While secretary of state, she failed to get our citizens out of h...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:13 am
Watching Bruce Rauner throw his money around brings mixed feelings. First he buys Republican politicians, then the champion steer. He plans to renovate the governor’s mansion with private money, beg...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:12 am
I represent a unique district on the west side of Springfield and Sangamon County – one with many dedicated state workers and many others who rely on the state for funding or services. We also have...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:18 am

A dumb old fad gets – a little – smarter

 The wonderful thing about getting older is watching people falling for the same cons their grandparents did. The Philippines invasion became Vietnam became Iraq. Trump is Buchanan again, who was...


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