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  • Hunt: Gay rights will continue to divide Republicans

    Gay rights won’t fade as a political issue. The Republican base won’t let it.Prominent Republicans c ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Suburban pioneers survive wilderness hike

    Last Wednesday was the perfect afternoon to get bewildered.The temperature was in the low 70s, it wa ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Ponnuru: Why Rand Paul won't change the Republican Party

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, announced Tuesday he’s running for president.He said he’s “a different k ...
    April 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Illinois can't compete without labor reform

    SPRINGFIELD – Ever read a news story that gives you a sinking feeling because it just hits too close to home?
    April 9, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Thomas: The Iran framework: Devilish details to follow

    Too bad the “framework” of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn’t come four days earlier on April Fools’ Day. It would have been more appropriate.
    April 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bosman: Five random poetic reflections for National Poetry Month

    I have been told if I lived in California and were a budding screenwriter who accidentally left the draft of a script on the table in a coffee house, ...
    April 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Washington shouldn't control your child's school

    What do Republicans want federal education policy to look like?In the mid-1990s, they wanted to abol ...
    April 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: From tonettes to tin whistles

    I remember music classes back in the ’50s in grade school. The girls sang and the boys goofed off. Back then it wasn’t cool for a boy to sing, so even ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Peterson: Might be the year for an underdog's NCAA bracket

    I don’t live with much sports glory. Growing up, I was as far from athletic as the Cubs are from winning a World Series. Still am. Still are.
    April 2, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Reeder: Overton Window opens right-to-work window

    SPRINGFIELD – What the heck is the Overton Window?It’s a political theory that says there are a rang ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Oliver: What’s the origin of this day of hoaxes?

    Traditions can be funny things. We often go along with them without ever thinking about from whence they came.
    March 31, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Miller: Complacency caused Aaron Schock to cut corners

    Congressman Aaron Schock’s resignation is not only a blow to national Republicans, for whom Schock raised millions, but also to Illinois Republicans.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Thomas: A better 2016 agenda includes positivity

    “In your heart, you know he’s right,” was Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign slogan in 1964.The ...
    March 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • McCaleb: SleepOut and help area's homeless

    Imagine not having a regular place to go to relax after a long, stress-filled day.Or a place to lie ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Lyons: Journalists must rediscover skepticism

    Some years ago, I had an interview with a homicide detective that got delayed. I used his office phone to postpone a tennis match.
    March 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
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