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  • Hentoff: When will trials start for CIA torturers, authorizers?

    So with the Senate Intelligence Committee’s patriotic report on the CIA’s years of torture after 9-11, a surprisingly disappointing reaction came from ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: The rules of war need updating

    The attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, by a self-described Islamic cleric with a long police record left two hostages dead, along with the cleric, ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Rauner pulls no punches in leaked inaugural address

    I have obtained the final draft of Governor-elect Bruce Rauner’s inaugural address.A good reporter d ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Schermerhorn: Parents, be present for the holidays

    During the holidays, of all times, being consciously present is vital to you and your family.We go t ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Puttin’ on the Ritz at the movies

    Recently my wife and I went to the movies, and I was not prepared for what I experienced. Don’t get me wrong; it had nothing to do with any problems o ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Hunt: Torture report recalls CIA's past for two veterans

    WASHINGTON – Two wise veterans of America’s national security wars were of mixed mind after the release last week of the Senate Intelligence Committee ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Why are Illinois taxpayers subsidizing team owners?

    SPRINGFIELD – It appears Gov. Pat Quinn cleared the way for his 30-year-old campaign aide, Lou Bertuca, to start drawing a $160,000-year taxpayer-fund ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Thomas: Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

    INDIANAPOLIS – If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: TV singing show fosters diva delusions

    It’s safe to say that I will never be named a winner of “The Voice.”But that hasn’t stopped me from ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Miller: Topinka treated others like old friends

    As you already know, Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka passed away last week.Topinka had a stroke the mo ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Ponga: Protecting School District 46's integrity

    At Prairie Grove School District 46, I am the board of education president, but this column represents only me as an individual and not the board as a ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Althoff: FOIA bill will improve government transparency

    In response to recent emails and phone calls I have received regarding my “yes” vote on HB 3796, I would like to explain why this legislation will, in ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Why release a report on the CIA in wartime?

    What good purpose is served by releasing a report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques while we are still at war with an enemy whose techniques in ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sullivan: Options & Advocacy celebrates 20 years

    In December 1994, a small group of people who care about children and adults with developmental disabilities came together and created Options & Advoc ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Conversations with a Plantis Indoorimus

    I do not have a green thumb. It is pretty much the normal flesh color. As for the figurative gardener’s green thumb, mine would translate to a somewha ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:46 pm
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