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Local Columnists

  • Schultz: Sheryl Sandberg finds her way back

    Like so many people, my past 30 days have been full of the usual mishmash that makes life so crazy normal.
    June 4, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Ponnuru: A conservative Obamacare replacement that could work

    Tom Price, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is the latest Republican to unveil a conservative health care plan to replace the health care p ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Wilkinson: In Texas, bring your own gun to the keg party

    College campuses provide near-perfect laboratories in which to observe the primordial chemistry among testosterone-rich young men, sexual competition, ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Pitts: Police chief's attitude is antidote to distrust

    On March 6, Matthew Kenny, a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old black man named Anthony Robinson Jr., who, h ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Barry Schrader: Sycamore native a prolific writer

    Following on the heels of recent columns about famous newspapermen from Sycamore and Waterman, two months ago my wife Kay reminded me about her classm ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Bernstein: Sen. Graham tries his luck with presidential run

    It’s a bit of puzzle why Sen. Lindsey Graham is jumping into the presidential pool. After all, neither social nor economic conservatives have much use ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Barone: Colleges and universities have grown bloated and dysfunctional

    American colleges and universities, long thought to be the glory of the nation, are in more than a little trouble. I’ve written before of their shamef ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:17 am
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