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Second Thoughts
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:00 am
 Rahm Emanuel seems determined to see George Lucas’ museum of the visual arts – what one Hyde Parker more accurately describes as “The George Lucas Museum of Perpetual Adolescence” –
Second Thoughts
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 am
 In  “Squabbling over the inheritance,” I asked whether the State of Illinois, which governs a commonwealth rich in everything except good government, is capable of responsible stewar
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Reflections on Dog Bite Prevention Week

The third week of May every year is Dog Bite Prevention Week. The American Veterinary Medical Association spent that week “educating people about preventing dog bites.” Their time would have been
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Did Illinois history begin in 1809 and end in 1865?

 That nice Mr. Madigan, I’m sure, just wants to help. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency have not been getting along. Friends of b
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 am

It’s time for the 2014 world championships of soccer

 Honestly, I had no idea that anyone was paying attention. I had begun extolling the virtues of soccer as a spectator sport for years (beginning at this paper back in 1977) when most U.S. sports
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 12:00 am
 A while back I complained about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that permitted the use of explicitly Christian prayers to open public meetings even though such rituals make it plain to non-Christi
Second Thoughts
Monday, June 2, 2014 12:00 am
The June 2 issue of New York magazine included a good piece by Will Leitch titled, "Is 2014 the Year Soccer in America (Truly) Goes Mainstream?"Leitch charts soccer's surprising rise in popularity
Second Thoughts
Monday, June 2, 2014 12:00 am
 A faithful reader alerted me to a fun piece in The Scientist, which describes itself as the magazine for life science professionals. As everyone knows by now, various species of Asian
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

A Supreme Court ruling misunderstands religious freedom

 I have long wondered why God, who for decades has been routinely invited to watch over the General Assembly and guide its deliberations, has asked Mike Madigan to do that job for him. Now I know
Second Thoughts
Monday, May 26, 2014 12:00 am
From time to time I have noted the baleful effects on the Illinois countryside of factory-style grain production systems that require fewer and fewer farmers. The day is approaching when raising corn

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