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Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:22 am

Judging our elected emperors by their clothes

 I took in two things during lunch the other day. One was bean soup. The other was Goethe’s observation that the nobleman “tells us everything through the person he presents, but . . . the bu...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:21 am
 The financial transaction tax is not an idea whose time has just now come; it simply has returned. From 1914 to 1966, our country taxed all sales and transfers of stock. The tax was doubled in t...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:20 am
 “How do they sleep at night?”It’s a question I’m asked a lot these days. The inquirers always wonder how Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan and their more full-throated ena...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:19 am
 DEMS, VOTE GOPI voted for Rauner; mea culpa. Now I beg that Democrats cross over and vote in the Republican primary. Vote against Trump; Hillary is not likely to lose. Vote for McCann and agains...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:18 am
 It looks like next week’s primary election will see Illinois still in play for the presidential race on both sides. Usually everything has been decided by the time our state gets to vote, but...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:20 am

A new edition of a picture history of Illinois raises an old question

Everyone likes picture books, and for mostly good reasons. Picture books about history are especially intriguing, in the same way that pictures of cities you’ve never been to are intriguing. T...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:18 am
 A name from the past has been leading the charge for Jason Gonzales’ Democratic primary campaign against Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.Blair Hull, the hugely wealthy but unsuccessful...

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