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  • Hunt: It's small stuff that wrecks presidential runs

    U.S. presidential campaigns usually aren’t sunk by major policy mistakes or the attacks of an opponent. They result from self-inflicted, unforced erro ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Mike Madigan a hypocrite for condemning meetings

    SPRINGFIELD – “We need taller interns,” a statehouse wag told me my first year covering the Illinois Capitol.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Ponnuru: 16 questions Hillary Clinton should answer

    As her campaign for the presidency kicked off, Hillary Clinton managed to go 27 days without answering a question from the press.
    May 27, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Thomas: Obama delivers hot-air commencement address

    I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn’t want to ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Oliver: Adventures beckon with start of summer

    Sometimes songs can take us back, even the ones we aren’t particularly fond of. They evoke vivid memories of times long past, transporting us to happi ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Gene Lyons: The sound, the fury of 'Deflategate'

    The bombast and grandiosity of NFL football always have put me off.Fans too often treat ballgames as ...
    May 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Lawmakers still worlds apart

    I spent the better part of Wednesday asking folks around the Statehouse if they had anything positive to tell me. I went looking for anything that mig ...
    May 26, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • Thomas: The false god of politics

    If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where ...
    May 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guest View: Memorial Day's roots traced to Georgia

    During a passionate Facebook “discussion,” I was informed John A. Logan did not create Memorial Day; Columbus, Georgia, did.
    May 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Eating like a caveman on my non-diet diet

    I grew up small-boned and large-metabolized, a perfect combo for an all-you-can-eat-like-a-caveman lifestyle. I could burn off a snack of an entire Sa ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Hunt: Will rise in nonreligious reshape U.S. politics?

    Don’t expect any official “Atheists for Hillary” outreach, but political progressives are cheered by a study showing a rise in the number of nonreligi ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Asking himself one question: Do I feel lucky?

    I accidentally subscribed to a computer cleaning service more than a year ago, and now, I wouldn’t live without it.
    May 22, 2015 - 1:06 am
  • Reeder: Political power plays on show in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD – Does the old dog have more bark or bite?It’s something I’ve wondered watching my famil ...
    May 21, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Ponnuru: Free-trade opponents get less logical by the day

    Elizabeth Warren’s arguments “don’t stand the test of fact and scrutiny.” The Democratic senator is “absolutely wrong.” She’s being “a politician like ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • Thomas: Who is a journalist?

    My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, “ ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
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