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  • Does ‘Star Wars’ really need more politics?

    The approach of the new “Star Wars” movie means new opportunities to write about politics in that far, far, far away galaxy. As much as I’d like to re ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Obama can’t deliver help Ferguson needs

    For politicians, the first rule of crisis management is simple: Be perceived as doing something to improve things – even if you can’t actually do much ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Don’t worry about ‘currency wars’

    John Maynard Keynes memorably noted how often people who consider themselves practical are really “the slaves of some defunct economist.” Outdated or ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Our View: Breaking out of zero growth

    Several vacant lots in DeKalb’s Rivermist subdivision are to be sold at auction today after the developers of the subdivision decided to let them fall ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Reduce risk of cyber crime

    The fury of holiday commercialism erupted last week. First came Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday. Then a new week started with Cyber ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • The problem with telling kids they’re ‘special’

    It is natural for parents to value their child – and feeling valued is key to children’s well-being; but some parents “overvalue” their child, believi ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • The Humvee on the corner

    You can’t make good policy on the basis of bad information – or no information at all. Among the lessons of the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, is that ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Understanding white privilege

    What follows is for the benefit of one William James O’Reilly Jr. – “Bill” to his fans.Last summer, ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Chicago Bears next opponent, Dallas Cowboys, have committed to the run

    LAKE FOREST – In four games since Marc Trestman during the bye listed achieving better offensive balance as one “clear indication of what the Bears mu ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 12:47 am
  • Letter: Carson’s ‘America’ is a book all should read

    To the Editor: Our Grandview III book club read Ben S. Carson’s book “One Nation: What We Can All Do ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Letter: Income inequality is bad for society

    To the Editor: Michael Barone, in his column “Nobody’s pushing Piketty’s policies,” from the Nov. 25 ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Our view: Make today a day of giving

    We’ve got a great idea as to what you can do with the money you saved from all those Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals you ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Eric Olson: Listen to protesters, not looters

    In the news business, you learn quickly that sometimes those who claim to be oppressed are really the victims of their own bad choices.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Letter: Genoa Township workers deserve pensions

    To the Editor:It’s been a few weeks since the election and I want to address the residents of Genoa ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Carson: Illegal executive orders reward illegal immigration

    As do millions of other Americans, I appreciate the plight of billions of people throughout the world who would like nothing more than to find themsel ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:41 pm
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