Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Somehow a notice went out a week ago to all the blue jays in Illinois that the acorns on (what I think is) a...

A long, bitter year in the long, bitter Congressional session drifted into the campaign season with the U.S. House of Representatives unable or unwilling...

Rupert Murdoch, the Australian-born American media titan, is having one tough year on both sides of the Atlantic. On the Old World side, several of...

According to Chicago legend, a tombstone somewhere in the city reads: "John Smith, Born 1934, Died 1981, Voted 1984, 1988, 1992." What makes the...

According to Chicago legend, a tombstone somewhere in the city reads: "John Smith, Born 1934, Died 1981, Voted 1984, 1988, 1992". What makes the...

Someone -- my great-grandfather, my grandmother, my dad, someone -- told me how fathers announced the upcoming wedding of their daughters more than a...

Since figures backstop fact, numbers are the meat and potatoes and forks and knives of journalism. They are, in a word, beautiful, and, like...

Somewhere along the line, it became acceptable to bend and break the record of public figures and firms without any consequence whatsoever. Shortly thereafter,...

In modern political campaigns it's a given that opponents will attack each others' ideas, misrepresent each others' record and, metaphorically, make every attempt to...

One part of every day on the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth was inviolate: the noon nap; nearly everyone took one.We didn't...
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