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Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:00 am
Now a heart attack survivor, Bernie Sanders can still win the nomination if he’ll take a politically revolutionary approach. He must stop talking about health care insurance and start talking about
Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:00 am
 The four millennials on the panel at last week’s Citizens Club program were all generous about Springfield, several saying they could see themselves still living here when they are 50 years ol
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 12:00 am
 Some of us worry that the distracter-in-chief has done it again, fooling us into worrying about high crimes and misdemeanors while ignoring this administration’s policy failures (see Britt, p.
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 12:00 am
Next time we want a building to help the poor, or a building for any controversial purpose, why not separate the issues of what we want to build from where we want to build it.  That way we who c
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:00 am
Lest we hereabouts take New Salem for granted, Dr. Mark Pohlad of DePaul University brought from Chicago his passion for the reconstructed pioneer village to the “lunch and learn” audience at Univ
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:00 am
The Sangamon County Citizens Survey, released last week and available online, showed that 93% of respondents have health care insurance coverage and 89% have a primary care doctor. Yet despite having
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 12:00 am
We knew this, but it is worth reminding ourselves, that national Republicans weren’t always so anti-immigrant as they are today. It was presidential candidate Ronald Reagan who hailed “millions of
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:00 am
 President Trump thinks it must have been a conspiracy that allowed Jeffrey Epstein to escape suicide watch to kill himself. It’s true, and here’s more. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has not
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:00 am
There is no shortage of good proposals to whittle away at the gun problem. The fact that the Ohio shooter killed nine people in 30 seconds puts the focus once again on AK-47s and large capacity magazi
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:00 am
 Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. continues to say what needs to be said. Here’s part of his statement issued July 15: “Do not be afraid of that man behind the curtain in the White House. It’s only D


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