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Guest Opinion
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 12:00 am

We're creating the perfect environment for a police state

The 18th-century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham once designed a prison he called the Panopticon. The Panopticon was shaped as a cylinder, with cells radiating from a central guard tower. The guard
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 12:00 am

Think the U.S. military is on our side? Think again.

“Kill every buffalo you can . . . every buffalo dead is an Indian gone.” — Col. R.I. Dodge, Fort McPherson, 1867 “We are going to fight them and impose
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 12:00 am

Why we need to pay attention to critics such as Ward Churchill

One of the most heated academic controversies in America today involves Ward Churchill, a central-Illinois native and Sangamon State University graduate. A May 17 article in the State Journa
Guest Opinion
Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:00 am

Religious ideologues set policy on reproduction

In August 2003 a shipment of the book Grand Canyon: A Different View was delivered to Grand Canyon bookstores and museums to be sold alongside other merchandise. The book, edited by Canyon M
Guest Opinion
Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:00 am

One by one, South American nations reject U.S. intervention

A specter is haunting Latin America — the specter of socialism. From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, alternatives to the Washington Consensus are being developed and leftist govern
Guest Opinion
Thursday, March 9, 2006 12:00 am

Calamity beckons — unless we begin weaning ourselves off oil

Denial and willful ignorance are two of the most salient features of contemporary American society. Our political and business leaders have a financial interest in encouraging short-term
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 12:00 am

Growing inequality demands a progressive response

America is becoming a two-class society. Not since the age of the robber barons has the distribution of wealth and power been so polarized in America, and never in our history have average c
Guest Opinion
Thursday, May 12, 2005 12:00 am
The recent appointment of Paul Wolfowitz as head of the World Bank was viewed around the world as a scandalous example of the Bush administration’s arrogance. Perhaps m
Guest Opinion
Thursday, April 14, 2005 12:00 am
Broadcast journalism has never been this awful. If you’ve ever watched a few minutes of Fox News, CNN, or even Springfield’s own WICS (Channel 20) news and wonder
Guest Opinion
Thursday, March 24, 2005 12:00 am
Over the last decade and a half, and especially since the 9/11 attacks, the Pentagon has developed methods to intervene in other countries without resorting to direct


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