Opinion

  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: To plans to replace the Keslinger Road bridge moving forward. County officials said this week that construction on a new bridge should begi ...
    April 19, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Carson: Recovering America’s exceptionalism

    In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous French historian, came to America to study our nation. Europeans and others were fascinated with the succes ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Olson: Jesus would approve of diaper effort

    Is there a figure whose name and likeness are invoked more than Jesus?He was on Earth almost 2,000 y ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Akst: Calling all Vulcans: please visit

    I don’t speak Klingon, but I have loved “Star Trek” TV shows and movies for years. I particularly like the explanation (revealed in “Star Trek: First ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Our View: Separation agreements should be public

    When it comes to public money, nothing should be kept a secret.That’s not always the case, obviously ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Motsyk: Russia’s aggression must be curbed

    After the “anschluss” of Crimea, the Kremlin proceeded to the second stage of its war on Ukraine by starting a covert operation in our eastern regions ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Salyer: Candy tops list for Easter purchases

    I love Easter candy. I love biting the ears off chocolate bunnies and picking out all the red jelly beans. I even like marshmallow Peeps. And, when yo ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Sargent: Battle ahead on ‘personhood’

    Some of the most hard-fought Senate races this fall are likely to feature big fights over “personhood.”
    April 16, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Our View: Sober house plan deserved better

    A plan to buy a home at 303 E. Exchange St. in Sycamore for use as a sober-living house deserved better debate than it received from the DeKalb County ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Ponnuru: Why ambitious ideas always backfire politically

    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • NIU’s Turner up to speed at wide receiver

    DeKALB – Aregeros Turner’s time at Northern Illinois didn’t get off to the best start.Roughly a mont ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Picture This: Emotional aftermath

    The face that Tonda Ranken has in this photograph is one I know well.It’s the blank stare of grief that happens when so many thoughts are going throu ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Our View: Deadly weekend of drunken driving

    It was a deadly weekend on DeKalb County roadways, and the wreckage left behind will remain long after the vehicles have been towed away.
    April 15, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Pitts: ... And this is Overkill News Network

    Enough, already.Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we al ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Reeder: Legend of Haymarket Riot doesn't match fact

    SPRINGFIELD – Growing up during the Cold War, May Day always was a bit ominous.On the evening news, ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:10 pm
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