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Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 03:34 pm
During the fall veto session there is the potential the state Tourism Promotion Funds (TPF) could once again be targeted for cuts. Though there may be no immediate direct threat to this fund, it is be...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 08:46 pm
A recent Chris Britt editorial cartoon in the State Journal-Register showed two kids anxiously peering through the window at a stranger standing outside their home. “Dad, who’s that on the...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 10:46 am
When it was announced that three women would share the Nobel Peace Prize, women across the world rejoiced. In America, women have long fought for and won their rights and have become accustomed to rea...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 09:47 pm
My favorite scene in Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist occurs in the second chapter. Oliver Twist is living with several dozen juveniles in a workhouse, all suffering “the tortures of sl...
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 ...


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