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Thursday, June 23, 2011 03:01 am
If there was any doubt about the broken state of our prison system, recent news should put it to rest.The Global Commission on Drug Policy, made up of former presidents and other luminaries from the U...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 02:30 am
This is a shortened version of Kenley Wade’s keynote address delivered June 5 at the annual Race Unity Rally at the State Capitol rotunda.The Emancipation Proclamation ended the slavery of Afric...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 01:53 am
On May 17, 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report entitled “Occupational Employment and Wages – May 2010.” This report summarizes the numerical skeleton of the ...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:32 am
The last Monday of every May is devoted to the memory of an estimated 3.5 million (according to the U.S. Census Bureau) Americans who have fought and died for this country. Created in 1868 to honor th...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 04:38 am
Like other members of the Baha’i faith living in the United States, my heart was deeply touched 20 years ago when the U.S. Baha’i council issued its historic call-to-action entitled “...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:10 am
Well before the catastrophe at Fukushima began unfolding, a familiar word was heard in discussions about plans to build a new generation of reactors in this country. That word: risk. With President Ob...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 03:56 pm
Recently I was a panelist for a meeting of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago youth summit on the question of casino expansion. The premise was that gambling expansion would bring more mo...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 03:20 pm
Our political impasse remains unchanged. When Republicans hold offices, Democrats grab their popcorn, withhold their talent, time and treasure, and watch the failures as entertainment. When Democrats ...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 03:20 pm
I recently ran for the District 186 School Board and lost by 53 votes in a very close election when 28 percent voted in Springfield. Having read ‘Undercount’ by  James Krohe Jr. [Apri...

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