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  • Berg: Illinois’ AFSCME contract needs a reality check

    George works for the state of Illinois. He has a clerical job. Nothing fancy.But it pays the bills.O ...
    July 10, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Views: My friend Chris Stevens was a hero

    The last time I saw my friend Chris Stevens was at the Benghazi Airport as his body was being transferred to the plane to begin his last journey back ...
    July 8, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Protectionism kills productivity, jobs

    We have been pushovers for too long when it comes to trade, Donald Trump said.In a speech in Pennsyl ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Another view: Make hospitals admit their errors or face penalties

    Medical errors, by one count, are the third-leading cause of death for Americans. Surgery mistakes, misuse of drugs or equipment, delays in treatment ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Another view: Feds must face problem of soldiers’ exposure

    The time has come. The Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs must stop dragging their feet. They must own up to the serious chemical and radioac ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Sanchez: Fear of a female administration? We'll see

    Is America ready for a two-woman presidential ticket?It certainly seems the Clinton campaign is cons ...
    July 5, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • Barone: Brexit due to failure of elites, not bigotry of masses

    Bigotry! Nativism! Racism! That’s what elites in Britain, Europe and here have been howling, explanations for why 52 percent of a higher-than-general- ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Tucker: Economic uncertainty fuels anti-immigrant fervor

    Perhaps humans are destined by dint of our primal instincts to forever fear the other, to revolt continually against living peacefully in close proxim ...
    July 3, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Schultz: It's summer, the season for grandparents

    Two summers ago, my then-6-year-old grandson propped himself on a comfy chair and clasped his hands behind his head to watch me make a spectacle of my ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Another view: We must fight together against ISIS

    There is a price to be paid for fighting terrorism – a price the people of too many nations, including our own, have paid in recent days.
    June 30, 2016 - 11:59 pm
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