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Guest Opinion
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007 12:00 am

I have seen the past, and it works

Untitled Document As a young reporter, Lincoln Steffens learned that successful police officers had a somewhat ambiguous relationship to the law. Here’s how it worked in so
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 12:00 am

Why it takes work to keep off the road to hell

Untitled Document Long, long ago, I was the host of a public-access cable-television show in St. Louis, a boring gabfest about world affairs. We had a panel of regulars — a
Summerguide
Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:00 am
Untitled Document We have a co-worker with boundless energy and a short attention span. You know the type — a little manic, a lot excitable, mostly fun. One of our resident
Books
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 12:00 am

Lincoln wrote to shape and save a nation

Abraham Lincoln said goodbye to Springfield in a succinct, emotion-filled speech on Feb. 11, 1861. “To this place, and the kindness of these people,” Lincoln said, “I owe every thing
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 12:00 am

The biggest problem at the SPD: a lack of openness and accountability

I never was a police reporter, but I did write about police matters, especially during my time in Memphis, covering city government. I reported on demands for civilian review, allegations of racism in
News
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 12:00 am

Reporter doesn't have to turn over confidential investigative summary

A judge on Wednesday quashed a subpoena that would have compelled Illinois Times reporter Dusty Rhodes to surrender a summary of the Illinois State Police investigation of two Springfield police detec
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 12:00 am

Getting ready to say goodbye to a routine

In a few weeks, I’ll be one of you — and I’m worried. Since the fall of 2003, when I took this job, I’ve been commuting between St. Louis and Springfield.
Guest Opinion
Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:00 am

My message in a bottle is still out there, floating. But there’s something you can do.

Last time I filled this space, it was in the edition of Illinois Times that appeared just before Christmas and Hanukkah. In that commentary I suggested that Congress sho
Guest Opinion
Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:00 am

My message in a bottle is still out there, floating. But there’s something you can do.

Last time I filled this space, it was in the edition of Illinois Times that appeared just before Christmas and Hanukkah. In that commentary I suggested that Congress sho
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 12:00 am

If Santa won’t take George W. Bush away, Congress should

If you’re old enough, news that President George W. Bush authorized the National Security Agency, apparently without legal authority, to monitor the private

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