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  • Jason Akst: Sleep on this, seriously

    I take our son to school most days. It’s a short drive but it’s quality time.Not Tuesday.We were at ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Another View: Workers take hit in Homeland Security shutdown

    If Republicans in Congress don’t relent on their quest to thwart President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration by refusing to fund the Dep ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Bernstein: Scott Walker faces higher hurdles than polls

    How can we tell if Scott Walker’s polling surge means anything?Walker has been doing well for three ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Our View: Police write tickets to drive-by gabbers

    In the moment, it seems urgent when the phone in your pocket rings, vibrates, or makes some other cutesy alert.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Schultz: A racial slur and second chances

    Let’s start at the beginning.A very good place to start.On Sunday, Lady Gaga brought the Oscar crowd ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Our View: Enforce, tighten vaccination rules

    It’s sad that diseases such as measles and whooping cough have emerged again as public health concerns.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Bernstein: Don't blame liberal media for Giuliani gaffe

    We’ve had a terrific demonstration over the last week or so of why the belief in liberal media bias is so strong.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republicans unite to ignore immigration in 2016

    Immigration is supposed to be a bitterly divisive topic for Republicans. Yet a very narrow range of opinion separates the party’s leading presidential ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Another View: Obama veto leaves him isolated

    White House aides are whispering that President Barack Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline authorization bill signals a new phase of his presiden ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Letter: Less is more in Illinois' budget

    To the Editor:Well, Gov. Rauner finally used the “L” word during his budget speech: Less. First time ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Letter: Learn more about Anti-Corruption Act

    To the Editor:As many of you may know, this past November, the residents of Genoa Township voted ove ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Another View: $100,000 Teslas don't need a government subsidy

    Elon Musk, all-purpose impresario of the future, is enthusiastic about electric cars. “Eventually,” he says in the forthcoming issue of Bloomberg Mark ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Our View: Sugar-drink tax remains a mistake

    Taxing sugary drinks in Illinois was a bad idea last year, and it remains a bad idea this year.The H ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Pitts: Jon Stewart is why I'm not crazy

    I am not insane. For this, I have Jon Stewart to thank.Thirteen years ago, it felt like I was in a f ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Another View: Let the sun shine into federal courtrooms

    As we have U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, in the past, we commend U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, today for advocating on behalf of more transparen ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
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