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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 11:03 am
The constitutional amendment to Article XIII on the November ballot is cleverly drafted to concentrate more monetary power in the same Springfield legislative leaders who have de facto bankrupted the ...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 12:17 am
Does it make sense to slash public pensions of the lowest paid, or to cut excessive pensions at the top? If the top 70 university, legislative and judicial pensions are fatter than the state employees...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 04:45 pm
Signs of an approaching election season are unmistakable as candidate signs clutter our view, TV ads inundate the airwaves and political party conventions monopolize the news. This upcoming Nov. 6 ele...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 06:08 pm
Springfield’s consideration of high speed rail has focused on how freight rail interrupts auto traffic, with little discussion of the best location for a combined passenger rail and multimodal t...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 11:48 am
Congress faces an important decision about which tax cuts to extend. A few weeks ago, the Senate passed President Obama’s proposal to extend the Bush and Obama tax cuts for every American on the...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 08:57 am

UIUC prof explains the issues

Vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan’s controversial “Roadmap for America’s Future” included plans to transform Medicare from a program that directly paid the medical bills of s...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 02:09 pm
The very foundation of American democracy is the right of citizens to circulate petitions to appear on the ballot as candidates for public office. But just getting on the ballot as a candidate is a hi...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 08:29 am
You will strain your eyes looking for a significant difference between President Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s positions on Iran and the prospects of an Israeli attack on the Islamic republic....

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