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  • Ponnuru: Reduce taxes without busting the budget

    A few days ago, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin waded into a debate among his fellow Republicans about how they should think about tax policy. His words c ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Our view: High hopes for football season

    DeKalb County football fans have been a bit spoiled by success in recent years, not that we’re complaining.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • McArdle: The whopper about global taxation

    WASHINGTON – Jacob Levy, an American professor living in Montreal, made a point on Twitter this week that I wish more journalists would take to heart: ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Letter: Concerned about Rep. Hultgren’s stance on Israel

    To the Editor:I believe U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren means well in publicizing his views of the Israeli/ ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Another view: Teens need later start to high school

    Despite the harmful effects of sleep loss on adolescents, many school districts maintain cock-crow start times for high school students. Reasons for t ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Letter: Every litter bit hurts

    To the Editor:Ah, it’s almost fall, the students are back and the streets of DeKalb remind me of my ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Our view: Renters have a right to suitable housing

    It was a resident who alerted DeKalb city officials to the conditions at the Edgebrook Manor Apartments last week.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • Why I let my children walk to the corner store

    Of all the adventures my lucky children had this summer – swimming in two oceans, hanging out on their bearded uncle’s commercial salmon fishing boat, ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Another view: Senate needs to control spies

    Dysfunction in Congress can damage the country in many ways, but none may be as serious as a failure to fill its role in the system of checks and bala ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Our view: State should sell bonds, update computers

    Illinois state government is in trouble again.This time, the inspector general for the U.S. Departme ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Minter: Censorship study reveals what Beijing fears

    While living for more than a decade in China, and using its thriving social media, no question came to mind quite so often as this one: “Who is the id ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Carson: Forgetting the meaning of freedom

    Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control. Thi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to support for woman fighting cancer

    Thumbs-up: To community support. Jan Wahlgren’s Stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis in May was a “slap in the face to someone who never smoked.” But Wahlgre ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Olson: After 10 months, records may come

    DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller tells me he understands Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act.I t ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Champion: What James Foley’s murder says about Islamic State

    The beheading of American freelance photographer James Foley, now confirmed by U.S. officials, recalls the similarly gruesome murder of Wall Street Jo ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:03 pm
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