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  • Bershidsky: Sex, drugs, crime on the road to jihad

    There is a paradox to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.As it claimed responsibility for them, I ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Puppy training for husbands

    It’s funny how you set out to learn one thing, but you end up learning something else. I call it “collateral learnage.”
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Hunt: Hillary Clinton's weaknesses hidden by Republican chaos

    There’s cause for concern in Hillaryland, the constellation of Democratic advisers, supporters and politicians counting on the former secretary of sta ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Early blizzard might soften blow of winter

    I was wholly unprepared for last weekend’s snowstorm.Just the weekend before, we were raking leaves ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:33 am
  • Ponnuru: Why can't Democrats say 'Islamic terrorism'?

    Hillary Clinton has twisted herself into a pretzel on the subject of terrorism and its connection to Islam.
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Free speech under attack in college

    SPRINGFIELD – “Do you have anything against the United States or its allies?”Um, well, no.The questi ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Thomas: Terrorists as 'tourists'

    President Barack Obama has put a new twist on the Islamic invasion now taking place across Europe and the United States. Speaking to reporters last w ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Now’s the time to remember winter driving tricks

    By now, the shock of last weekend’s snowstorm probably has passed. I can’t be the only one who was happy that it happened on a weekend rather than dur ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Petri: Refugee refusal moves past the point of parody

    Nothing says “America” like “Shoo, huddled masses! Move along!”Last week was a bad week for parody.G ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Tension mounts between state Senate, House

    Earlier this month, when the General Assembly was in Springfield, House Speaker Michael Madigan called Senate President John Cullerton six times to as ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Gene Lyons: There's more to defeating ISIS than blustery rhetoric

    “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” – VoltaireYears before ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: The race to riot on college campuses

    College campuses are again in turmoil. According to The New York Times, “Racist, sexist and anti-Semitic incidents on and near college campuses from ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Paris reminds us we need an adult in charge

    We’re all Parisians now, so we all should be adults. Let’s bid adieu to the adolescent desire to replace our disappointing elected officials with ingé ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Confessions of a casomorphin addict

    Pizza. It crept into my body like a split-tongued serpent seeking a warm nesting place. Its craving was for its belly, and ultimately, for mine as wel ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Hunt: Republican insiders imagine the unthinkable

    Republican regulars, veterans of conventional politics, are pondering the unthinkable: What if neither Donald Trump nor Ben Carson fades? Which would ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
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