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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:23 am

Why the losers are winning in the U.S.

I am among those dismayed by the outcome of the November elections – not because people I disagree with elected the next President of the United States, but because they didn’t. Voters were asked...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:22 am
Tug on any right-wing thread in America and you’ll most likely find that it’s tied to the multi-billionaire Koch boys, Charles and David. While the brothers are infamous for funneling hundreds of...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:21 am
On election night, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan started making his usual post-election calls to his Democratic members asking for their support for his own reelection as Speaker. But at leas...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:20 am
 CONVERSATION ON RACEDusty Rhodes’ interview with Kelly Wickham Hurst (“Speaking out of school,” Nov. 17) was very enlightening reading, and it shows why a conversation on race is needed in...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:19 am
AFSCME members have good reason to be bereaved, since it looks like they could soon be bereft of pay raises and affordable health insurance, along with the opportunity to collectively bargain for a ne...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:18 am
 With the surprising election of Donald Trump, the question on the mind of most people that I talk to is: What kind of president will he be?Will it be the quiet, measured individual we have seen...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:20 am

Does a name determine one’s destiny?

 Some say that names are destiny. Surely jurist Learned Hand was doomed at his christening to take up the law, just as John Wisdom took up philosophy or Brandon Belt picked up a baseball bat. I a...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:19 am
Buckle up, friends. It’s going to be a hairy ride.Start with Day One for President Trump (gotta get used to saying that). He will need to be up-and-at-’em no later than 12:01 a.m., for during...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:18 am
 There’s been a lot of spin from the Illinois House Democrats about how last Tuesday’s losses were not that big of a deal. Don’t believe it.During the national Republican electoral wave two...

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