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Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:15 am

Lee Hamilton

 As you watch the health care proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatist...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:15 am
In a recent column in the Catholic Times, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki addressed transgender issues in the context of the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to accept transgender youth among their ranks. Af...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:15 am
 Plains, Georgia…Six former and current presidents are alive today, but there’s only one you can meet, get photographed with and visit his new solar farm.Jimmy Carter, the only president who...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:16 am
 Recently I was talking with a small business owner about the privately purchased health care policy that covered the owner and spouse. They pay about $12,000 a year for a policy with a $6,000 de...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:17 am
 Nationalism is returning to a world badly in need of internationalism. An increasing number of countries are moving sharply to the political right, endorsing nationalism, while the public and gl...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:16 am
As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s Jan. 10 farewell address to the American people....
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:18 am
In Illinois, Lincoln’s essential premise of “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” has been corrupted into “government of the casinos, by the casinos, and for the casino...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:18 am
 Pedasi, Panama -- While Jan. 9 was just another Monday in the U.S., it was a major national holiday in Panama, marking perhaps the lowest point in the inextricably close relations between the tw...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:15 am
Recently Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a provocative and sobering speech touching on the viability of future Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and again brought into question the nature of th...


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