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  • Oliver: Observance offers caregivers encouragement

    November is National Family Caregivers Month, and until recently, it probably would have passed without my being aware of it.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Petri: Ben Carson explains other phenomena using pyramid logic

    Ben Carson’s gift for saying things that are right sounding but completely ungrounded in reality is not, it turns out, new.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Family Volunteer Day coming up

    Nov. 21 is the 25th Annual Family Volunteer Day. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season and spend time with the ones you care about.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Miller: Budget meeting likely to lack results

    The concept of a public meeting Nov. 18 by the four legislative leaders and the governor sounds nice, but will it actually move the ball forward and b ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Gene Lyons: The Republican reality show rat race

    The current Republican presidential race is less a political contest than a reality TV series: a stage-managed melodrama with a cast of characters sel ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Fox Lake's 'G.I. Joke' proves corruption is no laughing matter

    Once again, the stink of corruption rises from Illinois.It’s a smell we in the Land of Lincoln have ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Letter: Once more with 'the vision thing'

    “Where there is no vision, the people perish...” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV) It was George H.W. Bush who ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: An empathetic Chris Christie video goes viral

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally has hit a chord in his struggling quest for the presidency, and he did it by echoing former Democratic Rep. Bar ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Oh, the humanity of the little lost blimp

    I am not very knowledgeable about lighter-than-air aircraft. For a long time I actually thought that a zeppelin was psychedelic rock band from England ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Hunt: OK, candidates: Ask the questions yourselves

    It seems some Republican presidential candidates don’t think much of the people who’ve moderated their debates.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Sometimes an upgrade isn't one

    I should have left well enough alone.But no, I had to go and install Windows 10 on my laptop, replac ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Ponnuru: Should Republicans care about income inequality?

    We conservatives tend to get less worked up about economic inequality than liberals, and I think we’re right about that.
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Bob Beckel should be dead

    In Washington, most stories that make the newspapers and evening newscasts are about scandals and political infighting. Rarely is there one about rede ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Food cops should back away from our bacon

    Everyone knows it’s risky to talk about religion and politics. Perhaps we ought to add talking about food to that list of taboo topics.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Petri: You will take processed meat from my cold, dead hands

    Bad news. Eating processed meat, says the WHO (why are we taking health advice from a rock band anyway?) may cause an increased risk of cancer. Proces ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
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