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  • Eric Olson: Learning not to cross the line

    Things could have turned out a lot worse the time I tackled my dad.One afternoon when I was about 16 ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • John Stossel: Exaggerating 'rape culture'

    A new documentary calls colleges like Harvard and Notre Dame “The Hunting Ground,” where rapists prey on women. A bipartisan group of senators demand ...
    March 7, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Schultz: In her grief, Tamir Rice's mother stands alone

    Even when Samaria Rice is surrounded by others, as she was at Tuesday’s news conference, she still seems so alone.
    March 5, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Ponnuru: A tax plan Republican purists should learn to love

    Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio have come up with the most pro-growth tax reform since Calvin Coolidge’s presidency. That’s a point that could easil ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Barry Schrader: Scotty and Sally Reston remembered in Sycamore

    Longtime Sycamore residents will remember Judge William Fulton and his wife, Laura, who spent their lives here, and their daughter, Sally, who married ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Scott Reeder: Wisconsin's unions have boosted Walker

    MADISON, Wis. – It’s not every day I interview someone dressed in nothing but bright red long johns and a medieval Viking helmet standing in the middl ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Leonard Pitts: 'My Girl' – 50 years and counting

    There are sounds it feels like you’ve known forever, sounds that have been in your ear so long, it’s hard to believe they were ever new. One of those ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:35 pm
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