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  • Penkava: Letting the air out of the Super Bowl

    I could tell right away there was something fishy going on. Something was just not right. It may have been the subtle way Tom Brady was gripping the f ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Hunt: Don't count out the nonestablishment Republicans

    The political chattering classes, who love a good story, are obsessed with the battle for the establishment choice for the 2016 Republican presidentia ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: From Super Bowl champ to shingles harbinger

    Terry Bradshaw isn’t a doctor, and I am not inclined to take medical advice from TV personalities.Di ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Ponnuru: President Obama intensifies Democrats' war on homemakers

    Democrats have a knack for stumbling into trouble with mothers who aren’t in the paid labor force.In ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Keeping public details secret height of arrogance

    SPRINGFIELD – Sometimes, elected officials forget who’s the boss.They think they are accountable onl ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Guest View: Time to eliminate red-light cameras in Illinois

    The presence of red light cameras at various intersections across the state is a reality most motorists have come to accept as a condition of modern l ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Stay resolved to make changes this year

    Change is hard, or at least it is for a lot of us.First, we have to admit that we’ve been doing some ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Petri: NFL finally dealing with its most serious problem

    The NFL has called this “very serious.”“The Patriots are guilty until proven innocent in the court o ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Rauner heading toward deep budget cuts

    Gov. Bruce Rauner didn’t completely close the door to higher taxes last week during a speech at the University of Chicago, but he made it very clear w ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Brazile: President Obama finally finds his voice

    Back in 1960, then-senator and future President John Kennedy gave a speech about the presidency at the National Press Club. He said:
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Winston Churchill was a man for all times

    LONDON – It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times?In t ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Sportsplex Wars Episode II: Revenge of the TIF

    I don’t know about you, but I’m currently in a love-hate relationship with sports, and that’s not counting the Bears’ abysmal season.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Carlson: Comedian ventures where President Obama won't on race

    President Barack Obama’s sixth State of the Union address turned out to be pretty much as previewed in a series of strategic spoilers doled out over t ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: 'Selma' shows what it takes to make real change

    John Gardner, a cabinet secretary in President Lyndon Johnson’s administration who later founded Common Cause, once said a requisite for effective cit ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Gears were slipping on car pronunciation

    It just so happens that we have two Chevrolet Impalas – one a white 2003 model and the other a bronze-brown 2002 model.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:41 pm
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