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  • Letter: Must uphold Constitution

    To the Editor:There are some GOP presidential candidates who need to read the U.S. Constitution, esp ...
    July 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bernstein: Scott Walker tests tea party's seriousness

    Scott Walker, who formally entered the 2016 presidential race Monday, is where he has been for months.
    July 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Making sense of crazy week in Illinois

    After staring at my computer screen for more than an hour, I realized my goal of providing you a succinct and thoughtful analysis of what happened on ...
    July 13, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Gene Lyons: Humans don't domesticate cats; cats domesticate humans

    As one who has rarely owned fewer than a half-dozen dogs and cats, people who don’t like pets make me uneasy.
    July 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: What America means

    To the Editor:What does America mean to you?America “I looked into your eyes and saw goodness, not j ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Restore our history

    To the Editor:What makes a patriot worthy to be trusted? America was founded free, but what makes re ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Support government consolidation

    To the Editor:Over the years, people would refer to Illinois as “The Land of Lincoln.” Now people re ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: They hate us, but who cares?

    In her 1985 speech after receiving the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart,” actress Sally Field famously gushed, “You like me; yo ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Amnesty is not the answer

    When it comes to underage drinking, many parents have a version of an “amnesty rule” for their children.
    July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Pluto pictures years in the making

    On Tuesday, I have a dream date with a bunch of space camp kids and telemetry from a deep-space probe I’ve been watching for nine years like a pot tha ...
    July 11, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Letter: Rummage sale success

    To the Editor:We would like to thank all the people of our parish and community for their support of ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Views: U.S. poultry farmers' rights are under siege

    As Americans, we cherish our rights to speak freely, to assemble peacefully and to address our government representatives without fear of retaliation.
    July 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Private roads

    To the Editor:I was appalled to read in the Northwest Herald that there are 31 subdivisions in Cryst ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Learning needs play

    To the Editor:In less than two months, kids across the country will be heading back to school.For ki ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Slap in face finally comes down

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Sout ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
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