Opinion

  • Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

    PERTH, Australia – The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of t ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Schrader: Cane provides history mystery

    Our neighbor Sally Stevens presented me with a “history mystery” recently and I jumped at the challenge. It seems a friend of hers, retired Sycamore S ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Our View: Report suggests reasonable approach

    Illinois has long had the most units of government in the nation – 6,963 at last count.Do we need so ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:04 am
  • Minter: Water pollution a lurking problem in China

    On Friday the government of Lanzhou, China, informed its 3.6 million residents that their drinking water would be carcinogenic for the next 24 hours. ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Barone: Dems play politics with bogus pay inequality claim

    An economist serving on a second-term president’s Council of Economic Advisers might expect to weigh in on fundamental issues, restructuring the tax s ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Top 10 reasons to reconsider a long-term high-protein diet

    1. Your body, specifically your brain and your heart, needs at least 130g of carbohydrate daily in order to function optimally.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Harrop: Let there be light on health spending

    Foes of Obamacare often frame such health reforms as “redistribution” schemes. They take money from hardworking Americans and give it to the presumabl ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Greiff: California drought points to next food-price shock

    Drought in the United States, past and present, might make 2014 one of the more volatile years for food prices and supplies globally. U.S. consumers m ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Olson: Apology given, pain remains

    Although we’ve written countless stories about Patricia Schmidt’s trial and acquittal, she didn’t become a real person to me until Friday morning.
    April 12, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Letter: ‘Angel’ of medicine nominated for Nobel

    To the Editor:I have an amazing story to tell you about a most wonderful, charitable person named C ...
    April 14, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Carson: Keeping conservatives focused on the big picture

    Imagine a situation in which there is an earthquake that destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon.
    April 11, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down: Top-notch NIU jazz director will be missed

    Thumbs up: To Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble Director Ron Carter, who conducted his last concert at NIU on Thursday. Carter is retiring th ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Akst: Flat Stanley is simple, fun

    Classroom learning is crucial. As a teacher, I’m not aware of any really effective substitute or replacement for it.
    April 11, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Putin: Ukraine debt threatens gas supplies

    MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin warned Europe on Thursday that it may face a shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies if it fails to help Ukraine settle its e ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Our View: Bipartisan job training bill has potential

    When dealing with the divided government in Washington, D.C., bipartisanship is crucial toward getting anything accomplished.
    April 11, 2014 - 9:23 am
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