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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:00 am

I become an historian

  Next summer, if things go well, I will become an historian, to the extent that the published author of a book-length history of mid-Illinois can be called an historian. In truth, I am untr
Second Thoughts
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 12:00 am
In this week's Dyspepsiana, I take up the question of election-rigging. Which got me to thinking . . . .The principle—that those subject to the state’s laws ought to be able to shape those laws
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:00 am

Donald Trump’s run for the White House in 1992

 Donald Trump has run for the presidency before. He ran in 1968 disguised as George Wallace and again in 1996 as Patrick Buchanan. He also ran in 1992, as my excerpted column from Oct. 29 of that
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:00 am

Is the city smart enough to pull off the Y block deal?

 How embarrassing. The City of Springfield finds itself in the same bind as the young swain who, wooing a sophisticated lovely, invites her to a posh dinner only to realize at the end of the meal
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:00 am

An aging high schooler looks back

 The “I go to my reunion” essay is a staple of the genre. By now there is nothing new that can be said, but readers read them anyway, fearful that other people’s reunions were better than t
Second Thoughts
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 12:00 am
In "Refined, delicate and urban," I talked about the Centennial Building on the statehouse grounds, which was built to honor the first centenary of the founding of the State of Illinois. I, argued,


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