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  • Ponnuru: Why ‘compassionate conservatism’ is still dead

    Compassionate conservatism is back. That’s how Peter Beinart, a contributing editor at the Atlantic, reads a number of recent developments in Republic ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Perry: Stop blaming black parents for underachieving kids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mayors, teachers unions and news commentators have boiled down the academic achievement gap between white and black students to ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Our view: Do your own research; don't be manipulated

    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has taken some heat recently for manipulating headlines in his latest TV ad to help his cause in the ra ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Korcek's Corner: NIU’s future draws on its past

    The future is your past. The past is your future. Some people understand such a notion. Others do no ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Letter: Let's advance NIU, neighborhood relations

    To the Editor:Summer in DeKalb is a pleasant pause in the hurried life of a college town. We hope th ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Letter: Better oversight for online courses

    To the Editor:A growing number of colleges and universities are offering online classes in response ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Our View: Public’s help needed to stop elder abuse

    Reports of abuse and neglect of the elderly have become more common in DeKalb County, and the trend seems only likely to continue as members of the ba ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Pitts: Selfies in Auschwitz – and why it's wrong

    In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon ground once watered by blood, Breanna Mitchell lifted a camera to take he ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Another view: Read this and take the day off

    Carlos Slim is a pretty successful guy: either the world’s richest or second-richest, depending on which measure you use and how much he spent on lunc ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Our view: Spending shift could help Illinois

    Incremental change doesn’t make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time.Cut out sweets ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Barone: Obama Democrats lose their big bet on health exchanges

    Words mean what they say. That’s the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the In ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Change tax code to keep U.S. businesses

    SPRINGFIELD – I picked up my vacation photos at Walgreens the other day. And I didn’t hear any French, German or Italian spoken.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Harrop: Will the blabbermouths wake Democrats up?

    It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans’ ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls. Bu ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Skandera: Teachers unions’ destructive behavior

    You can always count on the national teachers unions to behave badly at their annual conventions, and they certainly didn’t let us down this month. In ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON – The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escor ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
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