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  • Miller: Rauner's rejection of Brownback brings some relief

    The most important question asked of Bruce Rauner during last week’s gubernatorial debate in Peoria was posed by Jamey Dunn-Thomason of Illinois Issue ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Hentoff: Rand Paul versus assaults on monstrous ISIS

    On Sept. 18, Rand Paul’s foreign policy address to the Senate ended with: “ISIS is now a threat. Let’s get on with destroying them.”
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: The Supreme Court's nonruling on gay marriage

    Three points need to be made about Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Florida's two least-wanted vie to be governor

    Florida used to be known for oranges. Now it’s known for political theater, mostly of the tragic sort.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Close encounters of the squirrel kind

    It’s been a while since I wrote about squirrels. Interestingly, every time I have broached the subject of these beloved critters,I have somehow touch ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Hunt: Republican Georgia's Senate race becomes nail-biter

    Michelle Nunn, the Democratic Senate candidate, stated her case cogently in Columbus, Georgia, last week: If elected, she vowed to “change Washington ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Keeping the work wardrobe uniform

    When I changed jobs 6 years ago, I changed my wardrobe to something simple.Something so simple, I d ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Pincus: Lesson from Vietnam: U.S. can't solve world's problems

    When will most Americans and many political leaders recognize – as President Obama has – that there are limits to our ability to solve other countries ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Remembering Mom’s breast cancer battle this October

    SPRINGFIELD – I stood alone at my mother’s grave last week, talking.I told her how my oldest daughte ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Thomas: ISIS, Ebola – Americans can handle the truth

    The Ebola virus is not a threat, but ISIS is. That’s what some of our leaders tell us. Should we believe them? Do they have a track record for truth-t ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: October’s focus turns to domestic violence

    Each October, with the onset of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the tears come as I remember the friends I’ve lost.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Petri: Training day at the Secret Service

    A new recruit, Brad, arrives at the Secret Service headquarters. He is fit and motivated and has tak ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: State races may signal trouble for Quinn

    OK, so what we’re going to do today is discuss some congressional races that you may or may not care about in order to talk about the governor’s race, ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Hentoff: Pope Francis' admirable war on poverty

    I am an atheist, but have never wavered in my conviction that people with religious beliefs are entitled to the same freedom of choice as me.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Obama spreads the blame around for ISIS rise

    “No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.” – Alexand ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
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