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Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:18 am
U.S. SLAVE CONSTITUTIONThe United States of America has three forms of slavery: the original slaves of Africa, the black prisoners, and the sharecroppers, of which I am one. The U.S. Constitution is c...
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. 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. 10, 2017 12:21 am
 MADIGAN’S TO BLAMEI believe it is rather clear that there will not be any meaningful reforms passed by the House as long as Michael Madigan is speaker. He made sure the budget got to such a cr...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:16 am
SOLAR PARKING METERSThank you Bruce Rushton, for your excellent article on parking, including the Decatur idea, worth considering, of yanking all the parking meters. [See “Time expired?” July 20.]...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:16 am
 RACE DISCRIMINATIONPublications aimed at senior citizens are constantly reminding us about the importance of getting in and staying in shape through programs of regular exercise. And there is no...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:17 am
ABOUT THE AMARANTH APPLENow that Springfield’s Amaranth Apple Festival has come and gone, we ought to learn something about the origin of the name.The fictional apple, sadly unavailable from orchard...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:15 am
 THE BUDGET BURDENThe Illinois legislature has overturned the governor’s veto, thereby implementing a budget unseen by the state in more than two years. In order to pay its spiraling liabilitie...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:18 am
LESSONS ON LIFE SKILLSI agree with the June 29 article titled “Real innovation,” written by James Krohe Jr. Even though I have a college degree that served me well, I think too much emph...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:16 am
 RESPONSE TO ‘KILLING FIELDS’The recent article by Bruce Rushton titled “Killing Fields” (Jun 22) highlights a growing concern across this country: the soaring number of gun store burglar...

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