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  • Hunt: Here's how Biden-Warren sort of makes sense

    If Joe Biden was trying to unsettle Hillary Clinton by meeting with Elizabeth Warren over the weekend, here’s a way to really rattle her: Pick the Mas ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Why Donald Trump's immigration proposals are resonating

    Reactions to Donald Trump’s immigration plan have been predictably polarized, with people either thinking it will make America great again or consider ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guest view: Labor arbitration best tool to protect vital services, resolve state contracts

    Gov. Bruce Rauner and a variety of state workers, including those who perform essential services such as our state’s child care providers and home car ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: More than businesses leaving Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is experiencing brain drain.Just as adults are migrating to states with bette ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Thomas: Jimmy Carter's peace includes being prepared

    When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guest View: Ex-Im Bank's important to Illinois businesses

    When Carl Sandburg dubbed Chicago “Hog Butcher to the World,” he probably was taking poetic license – most of our livestock back then was consumed ins ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: Nostalgic for the good, old polysyllabic time

    After reading last week’s shipment of Donald Trump-related news, I retreated to my burrow and buried my head in the past.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Override vote has Gov. Rauner fuming

    I think a new and brief window of opportunity opened Wednesday that finally could help wrap up this long and drawn out state legislative overtime sess ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Gene Lyons: Partisan pundits predict Hillary's downfall – again

    Same as it ever was. Once again, according to pundits on the influential Washington, D.C., cocktail-party circuit, Hillary Clinton is in deep trouble.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Boot camp not benefits

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Since his party’s impressive election victory in May, Prime Minister David Cameron is moving quickly to fulfill his campai ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • No, Hillary Clinton is not spiraling downward

    There’s no question which is the more interesting and dynamic primary campaign right now, which inevitably leads reporters covering the other one to s ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Underestimating Ted Cruz is a mistake

    Ted Cruz is a man with a plan.Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate, bete noire of his party’s e ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: German shepherd: Statuesque breed that still strikes terror

    I don’t know who was more surprised: Me or the German shepherd sitting on the hood of my car one morning last week.
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Reeder: Arrogance of academia at U of I

    SPRINGFIELD – I was chatting with a mother and father last week about their daughter’s college plans.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:59 am
  • Ponnuru: Fallible Federal Reserve needs a few good rules

    The top question at the Federal Reserve, and for Fed watchers around the world, is when will it raise interest rates.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 4:58 pm
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