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Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 02:54 am
Stan Musial, 92, died Jan. 19. I first saw Musial play in person in 1951. I was 9 and he was 30, in his ninth full season with the St. Louis Cardinals. My mom got me interested in baseball and the Car...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 10:00 am
The definition of “energy independence” is evolving. Until recently, it has meant the U.S. producing enough of our own oil so that we were not dependent on other nations for our energy nee...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 12:45 pm
As a longtime businessman, I see a deficit in America that has received far too little attention. That’s the wage deficit experienced by growing numbers of Americans, with serious consequences f...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 02:56 pm
We are locked in a seemingly permanent debate over the proper size and scope of government. It was a centerpiece of the recent presidential campaign. It featured heavily in the maneuvering over the &l...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 05:45 pm
Gambling companies arguably owe the Illinois Treasury between $10 billion and $47 billion dollars. The Illinois legislative leadership needs to exercise its integrity and collect these billions of dol...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 01:02 am
Thomas Jefferson said a revolution every 20 years would be a good thing. Regardless of what one thinks of that, perhaps a little constitutional crisis every now and then would have its benefits.One su...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 01:16 am
In the United States, citizens who believe that they live in the reality-based community are happy about the recent election results, even though the pulverized wreckage of this nation’s politic...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 04:10 pm
I sat back and watched the debate that unfolded in the Illinois House Judiciary Committee. Prosecutors from across the state each spoke and put their best arguments forward as to why lawmakers should ...


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