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Thursday, March 3, 2011 01:49 pm
I washed two loads of laundry one weekend while trying to follow the unfolding events in Egypt, Bahrain and Wisconsin.A label on my running shorts – “Made in Egypt” – caught my...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 04:50 pm
The media continue to publish inaccurate statements about the pension systems in Illinois. I would like to set the record straight.What is TRS? The Teachers’ Retirement System - established in 1...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 09:20 pm
Dear young worker: You’re in trouble.Sorry to rain on popular culture’s positive-thinking parade, but reality is composed of facts. Our wealthiest 1 percent already receives about 24 perce...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 11:24 am
“But all the time — no matter what she did -- there was music.” So writes Carson McCullers in her breakthrough novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, which is being celebrated by The B...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 04:27 am
As a business owner who has created hundreds of jobs over the past two decades, I understand economic policies that build sustainable growth. Yet the billions in tax cuts for the wealthy recently sign...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 09:09 pm
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia just asserted for a second time that our Constitution does not protect women against discrimination. That was one of the arguments for passing the proposed Equal R...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 04:03 pm
Hockey is a game. Chess is a game. Placing a $50 bet at the blackjack table is not a game. It is gambling, even though casinos insist that they’re part of a gaming industry. But mislabeling is n...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 11:25 am
This April, as they do every two years, the citizens of Illinois will elect about 3,000 of their neighbors to four-year terms on local school boards. About 1,300 are typically new to the board. The Il...
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 10:24 pm
I recently read In the Combat Zone by Leslie Marmon Silko, a Native American writer and activist. Published in 1995, the essay contains this sentence: “As the U.S. economy continues to ‘do...


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