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Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 11:06 am
The invaluable Diane Coyle at The Enlightened Economist recently brought to our attention The Diminishing Returns of the Information Age by Mark Roeder, an essay gathered in a collection about&...
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 09:40 am
Tom Sullivan at Hullabaloo fetched a bit of tape from the memory hole. Holding copies of FBI emails about torture that the ACLU obtained through FOIA requests last fall, Sen. Dick Durbin said, ...
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 03:39 pm
Janet Daley is the venerable commentator and critic for Britain's The Telegraph. Recently she took up the larger issues raised by the recent report of this country's secret post-9/11 torture program...
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 10:31 am
 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner was in Springfield on Dec, 2, where he told the press that the State of Illinois budget deficit "is far worse than has been discussed." No, it's not. It's exactly...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 02:45 pm
 In my September column, “Where’s Illinois?,” I hazarded the guess that the mental maps that Americans make of the places they know resemble the actual map as much as the State of Illinoi...
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 10:19 am
The Executive Mansion is falling apart -- the mechanical systems need to be replaced, the roof leaks and the flooring is even less well-supported than recent State of Illinois budgets. Govenor-el...
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 10:14 am
 The Executive Mansion is falling apart -- the mechanical systems need to be replaced, the roof leaks and the flooring is even less well-supported than recent State of Illinois budgets. Not ...
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 04:23 pm
I only recently noticed that a reader had chided me in the comments for listing all the places I'd lived in my piece about food scrap recycling. (Waste not. Why not?)I wasn't t place-dropping, I swe...
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 11:06 am
 In my upcoming column on state driver licensing requirements, I note that because driverless cars will demand even less of our brains and our bodies than manual driving does, we are likely to pr...
Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 08:04 am
 Each year about this time, when the first snow threatens, local police urge caution upon drivers who apparently have forgotten everything they ever learned about how to drive on snow-slicked p...

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