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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 09:45 am

The Springfield Rail Improvements Project gets stuck on a siding

We’ve all seen it dozens of times in movies. A railroad train is barreling down the tracks. There might be enough time – just – to bring the lumbering machine to a halt before it cra...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 05:21 pm
At last, we can all feel safe when we take our credit cards out in public again. In September, a federal judge in San Francisco fined a Taiwanese company $500 million and sentenced its former presiden...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 10:13 am

The SMTD and the American bias against experts

In late August the Springfield Mass Transit District Board chose as its new executive director a retired Corrections Department internal affairs investigator. The new hire’s qualifications to ru...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 03:06 pm

Why good newspapers need good publishers

I was a newspaper publisher at the age of 24. My aptitude for the job can be judged by the fact that the column you are reading appears in a newspaper that is not published by me. I published two news...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 05:34 pm

What Lance Armstrong teaches us about ourselves

There is no shame in quitting a race you know you can’t win. Lance Armstrong’s shame is the many races he perhaps should have quit rather than win. It was apparently to prevent unsavory fa...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 12:06 pm

Dogs love to talk. Pity they have nothing to say.

Ever notice that there is only two letters’ difference between dog and blog? The dog and blogger are kin to the extent that too many of each are noisily eager to share their ignorance with every...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 07:29 am

Does geographic isolation explain why Statehouse politics are corrupt?

A few weeks ago the nation was briefly distracted from the work of buying, stealing and subverting this year’s elections by the release of a report from researchers at the Kennedy School of Gove...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 04:48 pm

Spending too much on health care that does too little

When it comes to their health – and eventually, everything does – Americans’ motto is, “Too much is never enough.” That phrase ought to be printed on every test report, e...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 01:15 pm

Is the bus the future of short-haul intercity travel?

While I was coming of age in central Illinois in the 1960s, the motor vehicle that figured daily in my life was not a car – I didn’t have one – but the bus. I rode buses to school, I...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 05:35 pm

What are the leaping fish trying to tell us?

The two Old Friends (I am told) were sitting at breakfast. Old Friend No. 1 recalled the summer nights of her youth when she would join her beau on the banks of Lake Springfield, there to mix Wheaties...

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