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Guest Opinion
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am
One recent afternoon, my infant daughter slept in my arms while I flipped through a backlog of magazines. I stumbled upon this article – “Dysfunctional Illinois: No Play, No Pay” &nd
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 12:00 am
In the United States, citizens who believe that they live in the reality-based community are happy about the recent election results, even though the pulverized wreckage of this nation’s politic
Guest Opinion
Thursday, July 5, 2012 12:00 am
The Labor Department’s estimate of jobs added to the U.S. economy in May was 69,000, a number too low to keep up with population growth. But in an election year, we no longer expect a real respo
Guest Opinion
Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:00 am
One recent evening, I participated in a discussion about crime and punishment with a large group of civic-minded professionals. In such discussions, people’s thoughts inevitably explore matters
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 12:00 am
Recently I visited Asheville, N.C., and witnessed how the 1 percent used to live. About one million people make the pilgrimage to the Biltmore House each year, and my wife and I now number among them.
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 12:00 am
For fiction lovers, the upcoming presidential campaign, which might match Newt Gingrich against Barack Obama, promises to deliver a cornucopia of entertaining untruths.Gingrich published a book last y
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 12:00 am
My favorite scene in Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist occurs in the second chapter. Oliver Twist is living with several dozen juveniles in a workhouse, all suffering “the tortures of sl
Guest Opinion
Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:00 am
I just read Gar Alperovitz’s article, “The New-Economy Movement,” which explained how the American Sustainable Business Council and the New Economy Network are demonstrating that com
Guest Opinion
Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:00 am
Our political impasse remains unchanged. When Republicans hold offices, Democrats grab their popcorn, withhold their talent, time and treasure, and watch the failures as entertainment. When Democrats


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