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  • Hunt: A plea for conservatives to speak from the heart

    Arthur Brooks is a stranger to convention.A self-styled “liberal bohemian,” Brooks had an early care ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Not just Madigan's fault there isn't a budget yet

    Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared to reporters that if it wasn’t for House Speaker Michael Madigan, the budget impasse would’ve been resolved.
    July 30, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Peterson: Reflections on an administration: Memoirs of a Coffee Club President

    I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I no longer drink my coffee black with no additives.I now like my ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Ponnuru: Liberals decide religious liberty isn't so great

    The American tradition of religious freedom long has included exemptions from laws that impose a burden on the exercise of faith.
    July 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Illinois' manufacturing base continues decline

    SPRINGFIELD – When I first began covering Illinois state government, a Mitsubishi sports car could be seen sitting in the governor’s parking spot at t ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Thomas: Earth to Kepler-452b

    NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life.
    July 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Could going ‘tiny’ lead to big benefits?

    How much space does one need in a house to live comfortably?Many of us have given this question some ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Fighting homelessness: The invisible homeless – from incarcerated to displaced

    An increasingly underserved population in McHenry County and the state of Illinois is the previously incarcerated homeless.
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: You can't fight Trump with conventional weapons

    If you attended preschool at any point in your life, you understand the problem with Donald Trump’s candidacy.
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Gene Lyons: President Obama shows pragmatic vision in deal with Iran

    Right now, it’s beginning to look as if President Obama will end up deserving the Nobel Peace Prize he was so prematurely awarded in 2009.
    July 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Selling baby parts should shock no one

    “...if we come to see ourselves as meat, then meat we shall become.” – Leon Kass, M.D., “Toward a More Natural Science”
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: John Kasich is the GOP path to the White House

    If the Republicans want to save themselves from the demolition derby of their presidential primary race, they would flock to the side of Ohio Gov. Joh ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules

    Rules. We twist them. We bend them. We snap them like tree limbs in a tornado. And we often walk away without a tinge of conscience, thinking our mora ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Hunt: Hyping the migration crisis on the U.S. border

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is entitled to his own opinions, not his own facts, to paraphrase Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
    July 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Religious liberty is the latest Obamacare victim

    A group of Catholic nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor, wants relief from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that it offer contraceptive coverage to ...
    July 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
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