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  • Thomas: Chris Cuomo: 'Our rights do not come from God'

    “... the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” (John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, January 20, 1961)
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Jeb Bush carries a heavy burden

    Jeb Bush is asking us to do the impossible – forget that he’s the son of one president and the brother of another.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater!

    When we were kids the words, “Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater!” erupted from our mouths at the hint of deceit or treachery.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Hunt: Is the Bush family brand a liability for Jeb's run?

    The legacy matchup – Jeb versus Hillary – has politics aficionados salivating, or recoiling, with the first 2016 presidential votes almost a year away ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Lottery: You can’t be disappointed if you don’t play

    For two weeks, I was living large. I was sure I had bought the winning Powerball lottery tickets.Wha ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Ponnuru: Don't let currency fear obstruct trade

    Both parties in Washington have coalesced on a common demon. They call it “currency manipulation,” and they’re busy designing bad policies to combat i ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Workers shouldn't be forced to pay union dues

    SPRINGFIELD – Should anyone be compelled to support a political cause they don’t believe in?That’s t ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Oliver: If you have a love of reading, pass it on

    Many of us have fond memories of our introduction to reading.We’d snuggle up on a parent’s lap and h ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Thomas: President Obama is America's Nero with a selfie stick

    President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessa ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Guest view: Cook County politics come to Lakewood

    Lakewood created a TIF district for a sports complex, which plans to offer indoor and outdoor facilities for youth sports.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Gov. Bruce Rauner chooses money as weapon for fight

    More than a few statehouse types have been wondering aloud for weeks what Gov. Bruce Rauner is up to with his almost daily attacks on organized labor. ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Thomas: Louisiana's Bobby Jindal for president?

    Gov. Bobby Jindal’s name is not first on most people’s list of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but maybe we at least sh ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Block: Developmental disabilities system of care

    One would typically hear words such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and mental retardation, among many other diagnoses, to describe the medic ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Jon Stewart no longer will be looking out for us

    It was only minutes into an interview with Jon Stewart before a screening of his film, “Rosewater,” last November when I knew he never would return fu ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lane: Coming under fire nothing for reporter to brag about

    In hindsight, the tip-off Brian Williams was making up that story about getting shot at over Iraq in 2003 was he seemed to think it was something to b ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 10:03 pm
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