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  • 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
  • Reeder: Rep. Dunkin doesn't play by Speaker Madigan's rules

    SPRINGFIELD – Governors, mayors and legislators come and go. Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan remains.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • Ponnuru: Why Republicans get the Fed wrong

    Buck up, philosophy majors: You may have taken a few hits at the latest Republican presidential debate, but central bankers had it worse.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Thomas: Close borders to those from Middle East

    Just hours before the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, “Good Morning America” broadcast an interview w ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Stage set for struggle over slumber

    Parenting is hard – or so I’m told, since I have never had any experience in it.Unless, of course, y ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Miller: Speaker Madigan left to mull a bad week

    “He seems so done with it all,” said one top Republican early last week about House Republican Leader Jim Durkin.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Gene Lyons: Ben Carson for president? Let's get serious

    At the expense of spoiling all the fun, let’s get real about Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Is Marco Rubio the one?

    Unlike last month’s contentious GOP debate on CNBC, the event staged by Fox Business Network and The Wall Street Journal was thankfully less about the ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Donald Trump had a bad night in the Republican debate

    The fourth debate of Republican candidates started badly for the front-runner Donald Trump.He was bo ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Say it ain’t so, Joe

    Chicago, 1920. Joseph Jefferson Jackson was in a heap of trouble. A naturally gifted baseball player, he had hit and fielded himself into the record b ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Hunt: Latest debate shows Republicans running in place

    The fourth Republican presidential debate left the spirited, crazy-quilt contest in the same place it was the day before.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Time to double down on daylight saving time

    The longest night of the year has just passed – the end of daylight saving time, when we turn the clocks back an hour at 2 a.m. to add another hour to ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Ponnuru: Republicans learn to love the value-added tax

    For conservatives, the phrase “value-added tax” once amounted to fighting words.Grover Norquist, the ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: It's hard to fire government workers

    SPRINGFIELD – I couldn’t help but shake my head when I read the latest about police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 12:59 am
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