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Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 02:37 pm
Last week I didn’t want to write another rant about corporate moochers any more than you probably wanted to read one, but as long as these kinds of deals keep getting proposed, we will have to keep ...
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 04:59 pm
 A recent NYT/CBS poll that found that 54% of American voters “disapprove” of the way Barack Obama is handling the deficit left Slate’s David Weigel puzzled. “What are voters reacting to,...
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 12:00 am
There is a new stone bench on the UIS campus dedicated to the late Rich Shereikis, a founding faculty member of UIS’s predecessor school and a long-time contributor to IT. (See “The right combination of sensibilities,” April 11, 2013.) The bench adorns the berm where West Lake Drive meets the campus ring roa...
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 12:00 am
A year ago I ventured an opinion about one of the chronic ailments suffered by U.S. health care -- expensive, ineffectual or unnecessary treatments that are partly a result of incentives built into our perverse system of paying for such things. (See Just what the doctor ordered, August 23,2012.) On August 19
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 12:00 am
My piece about whether collegiate athletes ought to be paid (see ”Throwing in the towel,” Aug. 1, 2013  was merely a course-summary version of a complex argument. Readers interested in learning more about that argument might find these interesting: “

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