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Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:11 am

Former U.S. attorney shares lessons learned

I believe, based on experience, that we can reduce gun violence. When faced with a surge in gun violence, Peoria adopted “focused deterrence,” and this seems to reduce the problem.David Kennedy, i...
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:10 am

Human-based systems must replace market-based failures

 “I’ve got a funny feeling they got plastic in the afterlife...” – BeckBruce Rushton’s article (“The blue badge of shame,” March 6) highlights a critical need for future-thinking. W...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:12 am

Reducing gun violence

I offered to write some articles for Illinois Times about criminal justice, because I have some concerns, and because I suspect that many readers also have concerns. I plan to look at a series of ques...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 12:13 am
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. -Edmund BurkeMichael Leathers is a good man who did something.And it cost him his job. Back in 2002, he was the editor o...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 12:13 am
One of the more striking political developments of the last few years has been the partisan sorting of American voters. It used to be that both the Republican and Democratic parties covered some ideol...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:13 am
Each of the great politicians and legislators I’ve known over the course of my career in Congress was very different. They were masters of the rules, or unassailably knowledgeable about a given issu...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 12:13 am
 Looking back at 2018’s weather-related news, it seems clear that this was the year climate change became unavoidable. I don’t mean that the fires in California, coastal flooding in the Carol...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 12:12 am
When I get in discussions about whether we need a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border stretching from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico, my opposition to the Trump Wall is often misunderstood as being aga...


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