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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:17 am
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum was lit up in teal last month in honor of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The month was dedicated to raising awareness about ovarian cancer and honorin...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:14 am
 For the last year I have been disheartened by the steady stream of police shootings that have been witnessed where there seems to be minimal provocation.For example, on Sept. 4 a man in South Ca...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:22 am
At hurricane force even this White House can see which way the wind blows. So of course Washington cobbled debt-ceiling relief with disaster relief.Every Democrat in Congress saw the needs and voted a...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:16 am
Once again Springfield’s U. S. senator, Richard Durbin, is in the national spotlight for being ahead of his time. Before there was DACA – Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals – there was Durbin...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:15 am
 Electricity is easy to take for granted. But imagine the disruption to our lives if we could not charge our iPhones that connect us to the rest of the world or flip a light switch with the guara...
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:16 am

Encountering the homeless, wanting to help

 This past Saturday morning I encountered four homeless men in a matter of moments. The first slept like a tossed baggie of water on the stoop near the entrance to my building. A few minutes late...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:21 am

In the wake of Charlottesville, concern about true believers

 Before the election of Donald Trump I warned voters of the perils of narcissism among political leaders. I concluded with the following sentence: “Sadly, gullible individuals are especially vu...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:18 am
 One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talke...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:17 am

When politicians target our primitive brain

Why do voters support politicians whose clear policy goals indicate that they are likely to support measures that will adversely impact the very people who voted for them?For example, the various iter...

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