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Second Thoughts
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:00 am
The current Atlantic Monthly, staff writer David A. Graham, explores an issue that I've addressed from time to time in an Illinois context -- that the real division in the U.S. is not betwe
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:00 am
 You really ought to go see "Shifting Sands: Springfield's Architectural Legacy, Part 2," a photographic portrait of a changing Springfield. Co-curated by the excellent Erika Holst, a regula
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am

Trump is deporting America’s future

 “It’s absolutely ridiculous,” said Springfield’s Rosanna Pulido about a bill in the General Assembly that would bar from schools, health care facilities and places of worship non-federal
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:00 am
 In this week’s column I wondered out loud about the question of the day: If the federales succeed in banishing all undocumented immigrants from Illinois, would that be a good thing or a bad
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am

What if, after you build it, they come?

 Oh, are we going to have us some fun. Public party space being planned in the form of a new Bicentennial Plaza between Fifth and Sixth Streets at Jackson and a park on the Y block across the str
Second Thoughts
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 12:00 am
Frustrated that you are reliant on lyin' reporters to fact-check assertions by our lyin' politicians? Ever wonder how the pros decide whether a claim is mis-stated, misleading or downright false?Gua
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am

Jari the gibbon raises old questions about zoos

Who would be a gibbon? Or, more to my present point, who would be a gibbon in a zoo? We learned this week about poor Jari, a 3-year-old gibbon at the Henson Robinson Zoo. She came into this world in a
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am
 Look, spring training just got underway this week, and I just don't have the time to make fun of Bruce Rauner's budget address, so I will leave you in the capable hands of brother Eric Zorn, o
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 12:00 am
 I am obliged to Matt Yglesias over at Vox for pointing out that the Republican Party marked Lincoln’s birthday this year by posting on its official Twitter account a quote from the great man
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am

How might struggling toy towns like Jerome survive?

 I hear that Jerome had to lay off its police chief. What, you didn’t know that Jerome had a police chief? Or that Jerome had a police department? Or that Jerome needed a police department? The

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