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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:23 am
DARKNESS IN THE DAYTIMEI enjoyed the article “Darkness in the daytime,” by Scott Faingold, on Aug. 17, but wondered why some facts closer to home weren’t there: history.No one alive today has ev...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:22 am
During his nationwide address Monday night, President Trump seemed proud of himself for changing his mind on Afghanistan, America’s longest war. For years he has criticized the nation’s involvemen...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:21 am

In the wake of Charlottesville, concern about true believers

 Before the election of Donald Trump I warned voters of the perils of narcissism among political leaders. I concluded with the following sentence: “Sadly, gullible individuals are especially vu...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:23 am

Springfield as portrayed in panoramic maps

 Springfieldians are always trying to get above themselves. As I noted in “Seeking the scenic in central Illinois” (Aug. 19, 2010), something must be seen to be scenic, and seeing the landsca...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:22 am
 The self-described “Geniuses of Wall Street” are being stupid. Again.In 2007, their stupid schemes and frauds crashed our economy, destroying middle-class jobs, wealth and opportunities. Far...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:21 am
 Chicago has vast property wealth and the largest population by far in Illinois. But it also has a large amount of that property wealth locked up in Tax Increment Financing districts.According to...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:20 am
 BRAGGING ON BRANDONI thoroughly enjoyed your article on my grandson, Brandon Sheppard. (“Cleaning up,” Bruce Rushton, Aug 10). You got it right, and our family would like to thank you for ca...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:19 am
 After President Trump came out with his second Charlottesville statement on Monday, this one denouncing racism and the Ku Klux Klan, some listeners were ready to say it’s OK if he took 48 hour...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:18 am
 One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talke...

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