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Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
LEARNING CURVESDid anyone else find it odd that Jeanne Allen of the Center for Education Reform didn’t spell out what she means when she says she wants parents to “take 20 years of lessons learned...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
I felt a brief surge of hope about Congress a few weeks ago. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill t...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
Hypothetical conundrums can provide some valuable learning experiences for students of corporate management and ethics, so let’s study one.Suppose you’re a corporate chieftain who’s an adamant a...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
There’s an old Statehouse saying that House Speaker Michael Madigan cares mostly about two votes each Democratic legislator makes: One to re-elect him Speaker, the other for his chamber’s operatin...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

A Supreme Court ruling misunderstands religious freedom

 I have long wondered why God, who for decades has been routinely invited to watch over the General Assembly and guide its deliberations, has asked Mike Madigan to do that job for him. Now I know...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
Once again the General Assembly leaves town amid chaos, with a who-knows-what’s-in-it budget that doesn’t balance with projected revenues because legislators refused to pass the income tax extensi...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
WHO’S WHO?I am trying to identify the organization or reason this photo was snapped in Springfield in 1923. Only the date is on the back.I think I have identified it as being a convention of the Kni...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
Teacher Appreciation Day, field day, spring concerts, sports competitions and awards ceremonies, plays, debates, school applications and testing, testing, testing. They are all part of that familiar e...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
 Hard work, we’re told, always pays off. Sure it does – ask a farmworker, a roofer or a home health aide. In our economy, those doing the hardest work get the worst pay, the weakest job prote...

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