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  • Another View: U.S. students should have to pass citizenship test, too

    Americans love democracy and freedom – so long as there’s no quiz involved. The numbers are depressing: One in four Americans do not know that the U.S ...
    March 15, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Harrop: Cohabiting a life of unfair drudgery for moms

    I know a woman. Works like a dog. She’s a loving mother, raising a lovable boy. She’s also a good businesswoman, running a successful salon.
    March 15, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Eric Olson: Fear of flop sweat never leaves

    These days, I feel guilty about all the times I fell asleep with my head on my desk in class.I didn’ ...
    March 13, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Carson: A leader and a speech we can all appreciate

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed great leadership when delivering his speech to a joint session of Congress regarding America’s potent ...
    March 13, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Another View: Wait for facts, then search for answers in police shooting

    What exactly happened when Madison police officer Matt Kenny entered an upstairs apartment March 6 on the city’s Near East Side before shooting 19-yea ...
    March 13, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Letter: More cuts are needed to state budget

    To the Editor:I agree with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget, but even more must be cut.I read Jason Akst’s ...
    March 13, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Letter: Noreiko the right choice in DeKalb's Ward 5

    To the Editor:We were pleased that three individuals cared enough to run for alderperson for the 5th ...
    March 13, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to soldier returning to surprise sisters

    Thumbs-up: To surprise reunions. At Sycamore Middle School on Thursday, Army Spc. Alan Cugler returned from a nine-month deployment in Djibouti and su ...
    March 14, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Bernstein: Republicans hone an everyone-wins tax plan

    What will Republicans do about tax cuts if they win the White House and retain Senate and House majorities?
    March 12, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Another View: Schock spending grows harder to ignore

    Will Schock drown in the drip, drip, drip?It’s just how a scandal, if that’s what it is, unfolds: dr ...
    March 13, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • Connie Schultz: A brighter legacy of Selma

    The morning after President Barack Obama delivered his soaring speech in Selma, Alabama, former Gov. George Wallace’s 65-year-old daughter stood on th ...
    March 12, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Our View: 'Deadline' has passed, voting still possible

    The deadline to register to vote Election Day might have passed, but that doesn’t mean quite what it once did.
    March 12, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Jason Akst: Courtroom drama in Springfield

    Courtroom drama proves people pay attention to complex social situations, even without explosions or lingerie.
    March 12, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Ponnuru: Does Republicans' letter to Iran accomplish anything?

    Were Republican senators out of bounds in sending a letter to Iran’s government about the limits of President Barack Obama’s power in foreign policy? ...
    March 11, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Letter: It's a land-use thing

    To the Editor:I would take exceptions to the editorial that states that the proposed sober house is ...
    March 11, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Reader Poll

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