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  • Harrop: ​The odd politics of fighting wildfires

    As wildfires plague much of the American West, one must ask, “Who is paying to put them out?”The ans ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Craver: Media must stop making shooters famous

    I won’t give the troubled man who shot two Virginia journalists on live TV last week the attention he so richly craved by using his name in this colum ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Another View: Don't change the Constitution

    There are plenty of reasons to talk about illegal immigration in America, and plenty of opinions to go around.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Eric Olson: We're safer than 'Wally and the Beav'

    Statistically speaking, Americans today have about the same chance of being murdered as the family on TV’s “Leave it to Beaver.”
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down: Celebrating the farmers market

    Thumbs-up: To 20 years of the DeKalb Farmers’ Market. Vendors, shoppers and officials gathered at the weekly open-air market Thursday in Van Buer Plaz ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Schultz: Ramos 1, Trump Zee-ro

    I am so tired of the media tap dance around Donald Trump.Earlier this week in Iowa, Univision journa ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Our View: Public cries 'uncle,' but no relief

    As Illinois’ budget stalemate reaches its 59th day, evidence is mounting that more and more people are suffering the consequences.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Meyerson: The next GOP debate topic

    In a few weeks, Republicans will hold their second presidential debate, and, if it’s anything like the first, it’s bound to be a doozy. The continued ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Akst: Time to ride into the sunset (for now)

    Early in my reporting career, I saw a guy die after being stabbed in the heart. He got stabbed because he crashed a keg party.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Ponnuru: One health care question GOP must answer

    After talking about it endlessly, Republican presidential candidates are finally starting to get specific about how they intend to replace the Afforda ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Our View: Hinckley should amend annexation deal

    Hinckley’s Village Board is considering amending an almost 20-year-old annexation agreement that could bring more people, but also would be a better d ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Another View: GOP attacks on Planned Parenthood a waste of time

    The anti-abortion movement seems to have gained new momentum. Thousands of protesters rallied outsid ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Rubin: Fiorina shows her political smarts

    “Carly Fiorina camp goes to war with the RNC” is exactly the headline she wanted.Her campaign has of ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Pitts: Words of moral cowardice: 'All lives matter'

    This is a column about three words of moral cowardice:“All lives matter.”Those words have risen as a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Another View: Common Core not based around kids

    Some of the politicians in the crowded Republican field of presidential candidates are endorsing Common Core standards, but we’d like to hear from can ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:47 am
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