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  • Another View: A power plan with teeth

    President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his signature climate change policy Monday, to aggressive attack and enthusiastic cheering. The c ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Pitts: Ending race wars humanity's only hope

    He wanted to start a race war.That, you will recall, was what authorities said white supremacist Dyl ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Sunstein: Obama's new greenhouse gas rules will pay off

    When it comes to regulating greenhouse gases, some people think the more stringent the rules, the better. Others favor the more pragmatic approach cha ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Barone: Obama bets nuke deal will change Iran; few agree

    “Faute de mieux.” That means “for want of something better” in Secretary of State John Kerry’s second language. It also is the best case made by its j ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Another View: Step forward for gays in Scouts

    The Boy Scouts of America made a historic step forward last week, lifting its blanket prohibition on openly gay leaders.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Harrop: Get government out of marriage altogether

    When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be ne ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Another View: Technology hits and misses

    Technology has come a long way in the past century. The first vehicles that bore across our nation came in any color you wanted, as long as you wanted ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Bernstein: No, Trump can't win. And yes, Clinton can

    I spent a nice long weekend away from the news, and returned to find people talking about how Donald Trump might really win and how Joe Biden could wi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Schultz: Honoring Cecil the Lion

    Whew. Boy, are we an angry country.Seldom do I avoid the company of my fellow animal lovers. But thi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Another View: Clinton's climate-plan gap

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new plan to ramp up emissions-free renewable energy. That puts her head-and- shoulders above her GOP rivals, who range fr ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Another View: Enforce gun laws on the books

    Half the guns used by criminals in Illinois gush in from states that do an even lousier job than Illinois of keeping guns out of the hands of criminal ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Another View: State-based solutions to gun violence

    A week after five U.S. military service members were killed in a mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a gunman opened fire July 23 in a movie thea ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Another View: Leave protection to pros

    The shooting rampage that left four Marines and a sailor dead in Chattanooga last week should prompt the Pentagon to revisit restrictions on firearms ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Another View: Funding needed to fight fraud

    While the federal health care program still is a long way from providing insurance to every American who needs it, the program is apparently pretty go ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Another View: United States in ecological deficit

    The U.S. is using more natural resources than can be regenerated within its borders, according to a new report by international think tank Global Foot ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:30 pm
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    Would you visit a casino if the Potawatomie Nation built one near Shabbona?