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Second Thoughts
Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 12:00 am
Rural America, even as it laments its economic weakness, retains vastly disproportionate electoral strength. Rural voters were able to nudge Donald J. Trump to power despite Hillary Clinton’s large
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:00 am

Does a name determine one’s destiny?

 Some say that names are destiny. Surely jurist Learned Hand was doomed at his christening to take up the law, just as John Wisdom took up philosophy or Brandon Belt picked up a baseball bat. I a
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:00 am

A look back at 35 years of bungling at the Y block

 Ever know a kid who never quite grew up because her parents wouldn’t let her? The Y block in downtown Springfield is a lot like that. I described the partial clearing of that parcel in 1978. (
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 12:00 am
 Turns out the election was rigged, after all. Voters were asked to chose from among four candidates, and the one who was awarded the most votes was – Illinoisan Hillary Clinton. She lost, h
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:00 am

Mid-Illinois in the mid-1800s comes alive again

 Hepzibah was a young woman of a sort we’ve all known – smart, full of gumption and eager for a little bit more from life than life was prepared to give her. “It does seem to me that any on
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

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