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Second Thoughts
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:00 am
In 2002 I moved to the Chicago area and became a White Sox fan; they won the World Series in 2005. In 2010 I moved to the Bay Area and started following the Giants; they won baseball’s top prize t
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:00 am
 Some further observation on, and from, Women, Work, and Worship in Lincoln’s Country: The Dumville Family Letters from the University of Illinois Press, which I review this week in “Old le
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:00 am

Trump’s not the only one wanting to build walls

 All that banging and buzzing you might have heard coming from the Springfield city council chambers in September was the council and mayor building a wall along the city’s border with Sangamon
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

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