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  • Here in Cleveland, you gotta respect the scars

    We all have things we try to avoid in life. My top three are large sports crowds (frightening), long waits (infuriating) and standing in the hot sun ( ...
    June 24, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Pitts: Comparisons to Hitler not out of line

    Yes, Hitler.Some of you questioned my evocation of history’s great villain in a recent column on Hou ...
    June 21, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Barone: Brexit causes elites angst – but Britain may leave EU anyway

    “Market Angst as U.K. Edges to Exit,” proclaims the headline on The Wall Street Journal’s lead story.
    June 21, 2016 - 1:22 am
  • Suellentrop: Five myths about video games

    For decades, video games have mystified people who don’t play them.The New York Times Magazine grapp ...
    June 19, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Tucker: Obama's rebuke of Trump offers lesson for Hillary

    Fear, a complex web of neurological responses designed to aid survival, may well be the most powerful of human emotions. The reactions inspired by fea ...
    June 19, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Another View: Britain needs to vote to remain

    The European Union is not popular just now. The EU’s median favorability rating in 10 major nations, encompassing 80 percent of its 508 million inhabi ...
    June 19, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Don't blame Supreme Court for inaction on guns

    A lot of people who want tighter gun control blame the Supreme Court for standing in their way. In 2008, a 5-4 majority read the Second Amendment to p ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Reeder: Racking up debt easier than digging out

    SPRINGFIELD – I opened my credit card bill last month and gasped.There were $3,570 in charges I did ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Pitts: Fix culture that makes a Brock Turner possible

    This is a column about the value of six.Actually, it’s about three individual sixes and their respec ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Another View: What free speech really means

    Whatever happened to freedom of speech?Not much, actually. It works about the same now as it always ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • oped.0613.toons

    Eric R. OlsonEditorDaily Chronicle1586 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115(815) 756-4841, ext. 2257 ...
    June 12, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Capehart: A horrible day for Orlando, gay pride and U.S. history

    One year after celebrating the most joyous pride month in U.S. history with the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in this country, ...
    June 12, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Bernstein: Trump or Clinton have already persuaded you

    We’re now out of nomination politics (barring any late-breaking “dump Trump” effort), and the general-election campaign is on. If there was any doubt ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Stossel: Libertarian Party gives voters a better alternative to Trump, Clinton

    Finally! Voters have another choice. The Libertarian Party nominated two socially tolerant but fiscally conservative former governors, Gary Johnson an ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Reeder: My father's gift was teaching son value of work

    SPRINGFIELD – As Father’s Day approaches, I’ve been reflecting a bit more on my dad, who died last August.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:33 am
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