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Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:16 am
Nancy Flood wrote this article 35 years ago when she was a young teacher in Springfield School District 186. She says if she were teaching today she’d want to say the same thing.Dear students,I’ve...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:19 am
In 1935, It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, was published. Lewis tells the story of how a populist demagogue with strong authoritarian leanings becomes president and eventually a dictator. Som...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:12 am
I represent a unique district on the west side of Springfield and Sangamon County – one with many dedicated state workers and many others who rely on the state for funding or services. We also have...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:13 am

Or corporate takeover?

The Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, to be voted on by Congress soon, is a quilt of many colors, disparate pieces stitched together. This is a complex bill which you probably will support if you belie...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:13 am
 The Springfield mayor and city council should be commended for discussing a variety of needs facing the city. Infrastructure, a city planner, Hunter Lake and the mansion block, to name a few. Th...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:12 am
 The Korean conflict from 1950-53 is often called “America’s Forgotten War.” For the families of Americans killed or missing there, it is anything but forgotten. This week (July 27) marks t...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:15 am
 I stumbled across a documentary about Barack Obama’s ’08 presidential campaign the other night while browsing through Netflix. “Perfect,” I thought, and settled back in anticipation of a...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:15 am

Public servant, writer, raconteur

 IT readers and Springfield residents in general have lost a good friend with the untimely passing of Illinois Times guest columnist Phil Bradley. Bradley, 72, of Chatham, died June 27. At one ti...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:16 am

A Republican who misses the old GOP

 President Eisenhower said, “If you aren’t in the middle of the road, you are in the gutter.”What he expressed 60-plus years ago applies to today’s Facebook. Sure, there are lots of...

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