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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 I started a chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America in Springfield a few years ago. Since then our chapter has grown to include the Greater Springfield Area. At an event last fall in fro...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Without a doubt, the most overlooked aspect of Bruce Rauner’s multimillion-dollar TV ad buy has been his advertising campaign’s repeated attacks on Gov. Pat Quinn.“Career politicians are r...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Should people change the people’s government?

 Proposals to change the Illinois Constitution, I’ve noticed, are like UFO sightings: They tend to come in bunches. At the moment, the skies above Springfield are filled with strange apparition...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
Gov. Pat Quinn gave an upbeat State of the State address, but nobody is convinced. There have been too many cuts and bill-paying delays for anyone to believe the state is on the mend. It is good to se...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 CHIEF GOMO MARKERIn James Krohe Jr.’s column last week (“A new Dawn at the Statehouse?” Jan. 23),he pointed his pen to public art, specifically the statues at the Illinois Statehouse and t...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 Recall the national attention, and concern, generated just before Thanksgiving when the country’s largest turkey producer indicated the possibility of a shortage of large, fresh turkeys? There...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 The rich truly are different from you and me – they tend to hold seats in Congress. Our nation purports to be a representative democracy, yet you don’t find many plumbers, mineworkers, dirt...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 I don’t think I’ve seen a Republican – or just about any candidate of any stripe – work as hard for an AFL-CIO endorsement than Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka did.She assiduously courted ...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Dragooning jurors to serve justice is unjust

 The United States ended military conscription in 1973, but draft-dodgers still roam the land – ordinary citizens drafted involuntarily into service as trial jurors by the courts. Many objectio...

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