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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 05:52 am
The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates despised democracy, considering it weak and inherently corrupt, a governance form driven by the will of the many when, in his view, only an elite few are wise an...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 02:30 pm
In December 2008, federal and state regulators told city officials (for the third time) that Hunter Dam was a turkey. They demanded yet more information about the supposed need and the claimed insuffi...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 04:44 pm
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Springfield City Council approved a $50,000 contract with Maximus, Inc., “to perform a review of a fiscally-sustainable staffing level for the city.” During debat...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 10:42 pm
I watched with fascination the two recent nationally televised Republican debates. No, I am not a Republican nor is my allegiance to President Obama slipping. Perhaps I am drawn to these debates becau...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 11:15 am
Considering the Hunter Lake issue, I would like to bring up some points I believe other people may want to think about. [See also commentary by Reg Davis, “Say yes to Hunter Lake,” publish...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 08:31 am
The debt ceiling debate didn’t end well for the Democrats. Faced with unified tea party delegates in the House, they were forced to cede huge cuts in federal spending without an iota of revenue ...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 06:58 am
Regarding your Aug. 11 cover story, “When adoption goes wrong: Giving up custody to get kids the mental health care they need,” by Patrick Yeagle: A better title for this article would be ...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 04:03 pm
Bullying is something that many associate with elementary school; however, it is a form of harassment that can continue well past high school into college. Bullying most often occurs where adult super...


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