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  • Harrop: Who are these outlaw bikers?

    Count me among those mystified over the biker gang melee in Waco, Texas – a shootout that left nine dead. Why are these guys committing grown-up viole ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • De Rugy: Universal savings accounts help people help themselves

    Republican presidential contenders have staked out different positions on tax reform.Sens. Rand Paul ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to pumpkin festival theme that inspires creativity

    Thumbs-up: To a theme for the pumpkin decorating at the 54th annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. This year’s theme, “Pumpkins in Disguise,” was supplied ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Schultz: First quote Jesus; then punish the poor

    Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker.” – Proverbs 14:31It’s not my habit to start a column ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Jason Akst: How to ‘celebrate’ Memorial Day

    Dad told great war stories.He was a bomber pilot in World War II and supposedly knew Joseph Heller o ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Bernstein: Deadlocked convention, Republican nightmare

    It’s time for a quick primer on what a disaster a deadlocked convention would be for the Republican Party – a possibility that the combination of so m ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Ponnuru: 16 questions Hillary Clinton should answer

    As her campaign for the presidency kicked off, Hillary Clinton managed to go 27 days without answering a question from the press.
    May 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Wilkinson: Whites surprisingly accepting of losing majority

    The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transition unlike any in history. No nation with a white European ethnic majority has evolved to become a no ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Pitts: GoFundMe is much worse than Obamacare

    Luis Lang would like you to send him some money.He has taken to GoFundMe (gofundme.com/s78e9w), the ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Choice: Kish College recruits DeKalb County students

    I would like to set the record straight regarding an article that appeared in the May 8 Daily Chronicle, “Kish College enrollment worries.”
    May 19, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Barone: The two-point-something campaign

    This spring it seems as if there have been two-point-something Republican presidential candidacy announcements per week. And, since she made her own a ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Stossel: As laws mount, time for disobedience

    Charles Murray, already controversial for writing books on how welfare hurts the poor, on ethnic differences in IQ and on (less controversial, but my ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Eric Olson: Connection between community, students clear

    Amy Deegan never knew David Bogenberger, but she’s one of many people still heartsick over his death in November 2012.
    May 15, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Bershidsky: Say goodbye to all those passwords you forgot

    This week, Google’s email service Gmail made a tiny change to its log-in procedure. A first screen asks for a username and leads to a separate screen ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Schultz: William Zinsser believed in your story, too

    If you’re one of the millions of readers who cherish William Zinsser’s book “On Writing Well,” then you may feel this week that you’ve lost a dear fri ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Reader Poll

    How will you observe Memorial Day?
    Attend a Memorial Day parade, service or other event
    Have a picnic or grill out
    Travel out of town
    Go swimming