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  • Reeder: Free to choose –even raw milk

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  • Pitts: Hobby Lobby case a slippery slope

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  • Schrader: History Fair entries bring histories to life

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  • Hunt: GOP Senate would change balance in Washington

    WASHINGTON – If Republicans take control of the Senate in this year’s elections, it will be, as Joe Biden might put it more graphically, a big deal.
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  • Our View: Tax idea another job-killer

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    April 7, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Barone: Obama’s ‘flexibility’ leads to a dangerous world

    “This is my last election,” President Barack Obama said in words caught on an open mic. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”
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  • Our View: Support new way to draw districts

    A little more than a month remains to collect enough signatures to amend the state constitution and make democracy fair in Illinois.
    April 7, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Minter: China allows protest against another government

    Chinese anger at the Malaysian government’s incompetent and evasive response to the Flight 370 disappearance found an unlikely, angry ally last week: ...
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  • Harrop: Two-track minds on security and privacy

    The first shocking headlines after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared revealed that two men had boarded with stolen passports. “Stark evidence o ...
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  • McCarthy: Doctors: Lethal injection often botched, horrific

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  • Carson: Energy’s Role in the Path to Peace

    While the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations of the world’s geopolitical terrain are underway.
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  • Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

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    April 7, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • Our View: Adding acts at Convocation Center a win

    An effort to attract more events to Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center can only benefit the area.
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