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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:15 am

Rodney Davis spins truth

Here’s an ad we haven’t seen.“Hello, I’m Rodney Davis. In 2015, I voted for a $1.1 trillion budget bill that exceeded spending limits by $66 billion. Barack Obama called it a Christmas present...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 12:18 am

Man serving life asks for new trial

 Another troublesome email has surfaced between U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce and the U.S. attorney’s office headquartered in Springfield.Attorneys for Jason Gmoser, a convicted child p...
Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 06:00 pm

Judicial candidate teams with Hank Williams, Jr.

Enough about the Supreme Court. Let’s talk about judgeships closer to home, where things really matter. Luke Thomas, the Republican candidate to replace retiring Cass County Circuit Court Jud...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:22 am
I have long believed that the death penalty is insufficient for the most egregious crimes.Don’t send rapists and murderers and former governors to the gurney. Instead, sentence them t...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 12:19 am

Now playing at a museum near you

 Let’s consider how we came to once worship a hat that could have belonged to Abraham Lincoln – or Willy Wonka, or Slash, as some Twitterheads, including myself, have suggested.The year was 2...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:21 am

The Luddites weren’t all wrong

 Panic hit at the border.For months, my father had prepared for this trip to Canada. At 84, he figured this might be his final return to the country where he had lived for his first three decades...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:24 am

Store owner ready to quit

 Queen Elizabeth has a throne. James T. Kirk had the captain’s chair. Mark Kessler presides from a cluttered desk that is equally iconic for locals with an appreciation for records, posters, ne...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 12:17 am

I found more than I ever expected

There’s never a good time to lose your dog, but my dog chose the 11th hour of a 16-hour workday during the hellish heat wave that hit near the climax of the state budget impasse. I was at a committe...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:23 am

ALPLM foundation threatens auction

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum doesn’t belong to the public.The institution built with tax dollars belongs to big shots. Just ask the big shots.“After it belongs to us, it is...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:20 am

The Holy Goalie shoots and scores

 Bishop Thomas Paprocki has curious ways of looking at the world.Homosexuality is sinful. Muslims are the enemy. Exorcism works. These sorts of stances have earned Paprocki plenty of WTFs since h...


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