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  • Barry: The Christian case against the Confederate flag

    The slaughter at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, has reignited the debate over the state’s flying of the Con ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Barone: Clinton's weakness in important states

    Hillary Clinton has relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it’s not clear whether she and her husband, Bill Clinton ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Views: Opposing gay marriage isn't 'conservative'

    Political scientist Andrew Reynolds, at the Monkey Cage, points out the enormous gap between the Republican Party and many European conservative parti ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Another View: Words fail, but change must follow

    “Indescribable.” “Unfathomable.” “Unspeakable.” “Beyond incomprehensible.”Charleston, South Carolina ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Harrop: Why we still need public libraries

    Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980. Google now does that in sec ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • McArdle: It's not just another data breach; it's outrageous.

    For a few weeks, I’ve been wondering whether I’d get a letter from the federal Office of Personnel Management telling me my data had been hacked. I pa ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Another View: The war on terror

    The U.S. scored a noteworthy victory last week when an American missile killed Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the longtime leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peni ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Stossel: The anti-science left

    This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called "The Republican War on Science." I could just as easily write a book called "The Democratic War on ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Our View: Volunteers offer helping hands at Day of Caring event

    Thumbs-up: To the 200 volunteers who turned out for Kishwaukee United Way’s 11th annual Day of Caring this week. The yearly event matches volunteers w ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Another View: Getting rid of trans fats is a good move, but the nutrition battle isn’t over

    The Food and Drug Administration moved formally to eliminate artificial trans fat from Americans’ food on Tuesday, revoking the ingredient’s “generall ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Another View: Kirk's gaffes adding up

    U.S. Sen. and Gaffe-bot 2000 Mark Kirk stepped in it yet again last week. And this time, his tasteless attack on women and African-Americans happened ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Schultz: Cleveland will champion our Cavaliers

    For most of my life, I could not understand why anyone would hitch his or her identity to the win-loss record of a professional sports team.
    June 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Hunt : The odds on contenders for Republican nomination

    In February, I offered odds on the Republican nomination contest. The field of candidates has evolved since then, and the number of genuinely possible ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Akst: Continuing the Egyptian Theatre discussion

    Last week’s column about whether the DeKalb City Council should financially support the Egyptian Theatre’s desire to install air conditioning in the t ...
    June 22, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Ponnuru: Six things Bush revealed about his candidacy

    Jeb Bush’s speech announcing his presidential campaign confirmed some things we already suspected – such as the fact he’s running – but also revealed ...
    June 17, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Will you attend a fireworks display this weekend?