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  • Thomas: Dollars for hostages

    Every American should be glad American hostages have been freed by the tyrannical Iranian regime and are being reunited with family, friends and co-wo ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Donald Trump is repaying a debt to Sarah Palin

    Returning to the political stage this week to endorse Donald Trump, Sarah Palin showed she is, well, still Sarah Palin.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: What do you do with a billion of anything?

    There’s this short story called “The Monkey’s Paw,” written by W.W. Jacobs in 1902. In it three wishes are granted to the owners of the mysterious mon ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Hunt: Another election, more phony promises on taxes

    Two certainties, as Benjamin Franklin wrote, are death and taxes. Add a third: On taxes, U.S. presidential candidates will promise more than they can ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Coffee mug and coasters are products of intelligent design

    We have our fair share of coffee mugs, probably more than we need, although, really, can you have too many?
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Rubin: Donald Trump, Sarah Palin are just deserts for the right-wing racket

    Sarah Palin, in a zany, rambling endorsement announcement filled with garbled syntax and malapropisms, endorsed presidential front-runner Donald Trump ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: David vs. Goliath in political speech case

    WASHINGTON – Watching Rebecca Friedrichs stroll down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court last week brought to mind a biblical image: David facing Goli ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Franks: Time to lock doors until budget is solved

    Illinois has more than 7,000 units of government; far more than any other state in the union.With so ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Indeed the stars look very different today

    Ziggy Stardust helped save my life.Perhaps that’s why my heart is so heavy at the shocking news of D ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Miller: Numbers don't add up for Gov. Bruce Rauner

    A lot of folks have taken to calling Bruce Rauner “Gov. 1 percent” because of his immense personal wealth.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Petri: Sean Penn meets God

    Ever since reading Sean Penn’s article for Rolling Stone about his meeting with El Chapo, I have been unable to get his writing style out of my head. ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Gene Lyons: Don't try to breathe life into a dead scandal

    This just in: Nothing boosts circulation or enhances ratings like a sex scandal. The more prominent the actors and the more prurient the allegations, ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Hillary Clinton: Slip slidin' away

    “Slip slidin’ awaySlip slidin’ awayYou know the nearer your destinationThe more you’re slip slidin’ ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • McArdle: A welcome encore from the Obama of '08

    I’m tempted to say every president has a moment when he breaks his arm patting himself on the back.W ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Sleep-Talking and other nocturnal musings

    I’m a talker. I have the knack to start up a conversation with just about anybody in just about any situation. When I was a kid, I even talked to mann ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 1:58 am
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