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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
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

. . .with the Indiana blues again

 I’m packin’ up darlin’, down the road I go…a black top road running to a gravel road then a sand top road and I’ll be gone–“You Don’t have To Go” as performed by Jerry Lee
Second Thoughts
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am
 In Give and take, I noted that the cost of non-wage benefits can be a brake on business hiring and depress wages, and that in recent years the cost of total compensation for U.S. workers has r
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:00 am
(Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune / May 19, 2014)As I noted in Cultural Arts Major, Star Wars creator George Lucas wants to buy some U.S. city a new museum to house his collection of
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am

I go to a Rotary convention

 Foreign travel is usually regarded as a perk of high office. After I had been elected president of Springfield High School’s Interact Club, the service club for boys, sponsored by the local Ro

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