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Guest Opinion
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am
 Yeats’s famous line of poetry during the dark times after the Great War comes eerily down to us today: “Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.” Yet in the preliminary French elections
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:00 am
The Italians vote their leader out and this affects all of us. Prime Minister Renzi in Italy recently resigned as promised after losing a plebiscite on whether or not to amend the Constitution so Ital
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:00 am
Almost a year ago, 178 nations agreed to the Paris Climate Accord which recently was ratified as the first world climate agreement designed to eliminate fossil fuel energy, preferably by 2033. How are
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:00 am

Or corporate takeover?

The Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, to be voted on by Congress soon, is a quilt of many colors, disparate pieces stitched together. This is a complex bill which you probably will support if you belie
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:00 am
 The two-week negotiations came to a jubilant climax on Dec. 12 as 195 nations voted yes to a world climate accord. Tough negotiations, all-night sessions, citizen protests, good planning and dip
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 am
PARIS – Join us as we stroll through Le Bourget Airport, site of Lindberg’s landing and now the Climate Conference. ( Aside: No, Illinois Times did not really send me to Paris.) Our first impressi
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:00 am
 The big Paris climate conference is now just three months away. The latest research on climate change is just in from the dean of climate scientists, James Hansen. He and his team of 16 climate

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