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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am

Some politicians want to bring back coal

 The new president, apparently, plans to make America toxic again. The New York Times reports that Comrade Trump has put a climate-change agnostic and friend of the coal companies in ch
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 12:00 am
An update on the issue I raised here and here: The U.S. presidential vote is still being counted. As of December 6, Hillary Clinton leads by 2.6 million votes, which is 2 percent of the tota
Second Thoughts
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 12:00 am
Readers who share my dismay at the ways that the structure of our national political system frustrates the will of the majority have a sympathetic ear in blogger Jason Kottke, who offers links to usef
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:00 am

What the Trump win says about our rural parts

 Looked at in one way – actually, looked at in several ways – Donald Trump’s win was the revenge of the countryside against the city. While the billionaire common man couldn’t carry Illin
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:00 am
Among the original items in Mr. Rauner's Turnaround Agenda (he counts 44, I get a little more than a dozen) are several sensible reforms that the saner Democrats ought to at least be talking about.&n
Second Thoughts
Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 12:00 am
In "As the crow is bent" (perhaps my worst title ever), I explored the ramifications of my unusual surname.Unusual, that is, outside Cass County and environs. My father, on his travels around
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 am

Why the losers are winning in the U.S.

I am among those dismayed by the outcome of the November elections – not because people I disagree with elected the next President of the United States, but because they didn’t. Voters were asked
Second Thoughts
Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 12:00 am
For readers with a taste for the archival. Here is the full version of my column abut the Y block in downtown Springfield, an abridged version of which we ran on Nov. 10, The original that follows app

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