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  • Peterson: Gears were slipping on car pronunciation

    It just so happens that we have two Chevrolet Impalas – one a white 2003 model and the other a bronze-brown 2002 model.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Ponnuru: Five myths about Mitt Romney as he considers another run

    Mitt Romney might not strike most people as a particularly enigmatic figure, but a lot of mythology has nonetheless grown up around his political care ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Dvorak: Fighting to remember, fighting to forget

    Hundreds of American families are still fighting the war in Afghanistan. But they’re fighting it at home.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Joan Oliver: Bright outlook might do one’s heart some good

    This time of year, it can be a lot harder to look on the bright side of life.It’s the middle of wint ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Petri: Cardinal Burke is right; women are terrifying

    Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke is right. Women are scary. Women are terrifying. They come into churches ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Poll numbers, cash should concern Speaker Michael Madigan

    A solid majority of Illinoisans wants newly inaugurated Gov. Bruce Rauner to find common ground with the Democratic legislative majority rather than b ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Students learning how they do, don’t learn

    At Pittsfield Middle High School in southeastern New Hampshire, the students are individually and actively involved in their own learning.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Why all the love for George Clooney?

    Social media is agog over George Clooney’s tribute to his wife, Amal, at last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood. Women, especially, are swoon ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Schaumburg: These opinions surely worth $1.50 cover price

    I owe you a column.It’s been a while. And it’s my turn. I should have been more prepared.I won’t off ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Carlson: Golden Globes for adolescent males of all ages

    Sunday night’s Golden Globes show was held up as the night of Golden Girls. Julianne Moore, 54, won her first award for best actress in a motion pictu ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The 5,000-pound rhino in the room

    I really don’t find rhinoceroses all that appealing. They have wrinkly skin and stumpy legs and a reputation for being incessantly grumpy. You don’t s ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Block: Turning the page to Mental Health Board's next chapter

    First and foremost, I would like to express my extreme gratitude for being given the opportunity to serve the citizens of McHenry County as the execut ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Got a second? Now you do

    We’ve been given a gift this year by scientists, and you’ve got to love them.Before the clock strike ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Ponnuru: Tax reform in 2015? Not a chance, and here's why

    Tax reformers’ hope springs eternal, but don’t bet on a big tax deal in 2015 or 2016. Don’t bet on a medium-sized one either.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Scott Reeder: Too much licensing of jobs in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Why do we license barbers? Or roofers? Or interior decorators?I’ve never quite underst ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:32 pm
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