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  • Penkava: Talking with mannequins and other life forms

    I like to talk to strangers. Even when I was a kid my mom was always telling me to not be so friendly with people I didn’t know. But there I was, stri ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Hunt: U.S. race relations still on tough road to improvement

    Fifty years ago, on March 15, 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson gave one of the most memorable speeches by a U.S. president, calling on Congress to enact a voti ...
    March 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Chiming in on daylight saving time

    There are a lot of naysayers about daylight saving time, which I happen to think is one of the better inventions scientists have come up with.
    March 20, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Ponnuru: The Clintons return shady, self-pitying as ever

    A few weeks after being impeached, President Bill Clinton was asked why people had treated him the way they had.
    March 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: The power of forgiveness involves love

    Turn on the news, and you expect to see people of different races and politics denouncing each other. That’s why what happened last week on “The Kelly ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Tropical Smoothie Café’s efforts in Huntley promote Dignified Dining

    Sometimes when we set out to accomplish a worthwhile goal, we get excited and set the bar a little too high. When we look back, though, we realize tha ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Sunstein: Justice Thomas repeatedly rejects the court's precedents

    Supreme Court justices might be wise, obtuse, fair or political, but we don’t ordinarily think of them as eccentric.
    March 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Budget proposal cuts into child-care services

    Buried deep within Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget plan for next fiscal year is yet another claimed “savings” that might not actually save any mon ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Wheeler: Human trafficking closer to home than you think

    Last fall, I reported progress on halting an appalling practice that is much closer to home than most of us realize: human trafficking.
    March 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Hillary Clinton's matter of convenience

    Hillary Clinton finally met with reporters at the U.N. on Tuesday to explain why she used a personal email account for the vast majority of her commun ...
    March 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Can Mike Huckabee woo 'Fifty Shades' evangelicals?

    Presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Chris Christie are working the Republican big-money circuit of Palm Beach, the Upper East Side of Man ...
    March 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: ‘Can’t’ doesn’t have a leg to stand on

    Dominique Moceanu was born in Hollywood, California, on Sept. 30, 1981. Her parents, former gymnasts, foresaw a career in gymnastics for her. So at th ...
    March 13, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Hunt: How Republicans could take on crony capitalism

    Congressional Republicans are off to an inauspicious start in their first two months in control of both chambers.
    March 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Peanuts a salty subject for Charlie Brown creator

    Peanuts are a wonderfully catchy snack, especially if they are dry roasted, salted and come in a can.
    March 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republicans' letter to Iran is meaningless

    Were Republican senators out of bounds in sending a letter to Iran’s government about the limits of President Barack Obama’s power in foreign policy? ...
    March 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
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