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    March 26, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Another View: Time for a digital detox?

    A couple and their two kids await dinner at a neighborhood restaurant. Everyone is silent, hunched over cellphones. A familiar picture? Yes, but famil ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Mattingly: Holy Week 2015 and its high-tech traps

    It would be hard to live closer to the belly of the high-tech beast than Menlo Park in Northern California’s Silicon Valley. Close to Stanford Univers ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Another View: Ted Cruz can obstruct, but can he lead?

    Even before his first day in the Senate, it was evident Ted Cruz had his eyes on a bigger stage. Monday, that stage came into full view when Texas’ ju ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:52 pm
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    March 25, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Lopez: Human rights and religious wrongs in the Middle East

    “Media coverage is not about ratings, it is about lives,” Coptic Orthodox Bishop Angaelos said during a panel at the National Press Club this past wee ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Reeder: The political demise of Aaron Schock

    SPRINGFIELD – There’s really no mystery how Congressional wunderkind Aaron Schock fell from grace so rapidly. It’s simple, it’s too common in politics ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Suspicious movie grant dollars

    State Rep. David McSweeney is seeking an investigation into a $10 million grant to a Chicago-based film company that was approved by former Gov. Pat Q ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:48 pm
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    March 24, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Miller: Is the new Illinois Democratic group really for Democrats?

    A newly formed group of self-described “center-left” Democrats claims to have secured $20 million in commitments to spend on state legislative races h ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:45 pm
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    March 23, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Our View: Discouraging news on FOIA appeals

    Despite reform efforts and good intentions from some, Illinois residents still are often left in the dark when it comes to records of what’s happening ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:18 pm
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    March 20, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • York: A way of Obama’s own making

    The White House and some Democrats are livid over congressional Republican attempts to circumvent President Obama’s authority to make a nuclear arms d ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Our View: A patron saint for openness in government

    It’s Sunshine Week across the land, a time when advocates of openness in government point out how important such transparency is to the proper functio ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:16 pm
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    March 19, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Mattingly: Bob Dylan and the musical ties that bind

    After decades of listening to his critics, Bob Dylan has learned to shrug, look to the heavens and keep on going.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:27 pm
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    March 18, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • VA bonuses unearned

    Some Department of Veterans Affairs employees got bonuses by manipulating reports so they would qualify for the extra pay.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • Lopez: Saving the American Dream

    "I was on the subway the other day," a dinner companion observed recently, "and the subway conductor said, 'Please let your neighbor off first.'"
    March 18, 2015 - 9:12 pm
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    March 17, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Another View: The Fed doesn't want to be audited

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., seems to have really struck a nerve with his “Audit the Fed” bill, S. 264. Th ...
    March 17, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Reeder: Sign up to be an organ donor

    SPRINGFIELD – The phone call came early in the morning. It was my mother, and she was crying. Mom di ...
    March 17, 2015 - 9:29 pm
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    March 16, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Miller: More phony budget math

    Buried deep within Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget plan for next fiscal year is yet another claimed “savings” that may not actually save any money ...
    March 16, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Transparency more important than ever

    Transparency in government has always been important.But these days, in Illinois, it’s vital. The st ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • York: A President Hillary would be secretive, too

    News that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account to keep secret her communications as Secretary of State should surprise no one. She ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:58 pm
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    March 12, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Letter: Protest agreements that destroy the middle class

    RENEWING ‘FAST TRACK’ IS BAD FOR OUR WORKERSTo the Editor:Congress is considering legislation to ren ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Mattingly: The life and legacy of a unique young priest

    As a high school dropout, Matthew Baker worked the graveyard shift at a gas station because he wanted time to read.
    March 12, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Lopez: Freedom's just another word for nothing left to choose

    For the past two weekends, I’ve been in a seminary just outside the Center City district of Philadelphia. I’d joined volunteers wanting to be part of ...
    March 11, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Our View:

    The headline on the Chicago Sun-Times report read: “The $100,000 Club.”It wasn’t a report on inflate ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:30 pm
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    March 11, 2015 - 9:30 pm
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    March 10, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Schilling’s MVP play against cyberbullies

    Baseball star turned big-mouth commentator Curt Schilling is no poster child for social media civility, but wouldn’t it be great if his aggressive fig ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Reeder: What's at stake in pension reform case

    SPRINGFIELD – “No wonder the state of Illinois is broke.”That’s what my dining companion said over l ...
    March 10, 2015 - 11:10 pm
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    March 9, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Miller: A bump in the road

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has met with dozens of state legislators both individually and in small groups since his election. By all accounts, every meeting ha ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Letter: Morris needs to better emphasize education

    To the Editor:Unfortunately the state of Illinois has devalued the education of our students as we a ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:22 pm
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    March 6, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • York: GOP scrambles to keep Obamacare subsidies flowing in case of Supreme Court victory

    What happens if Republicans win the Supreme Court case against Obamacare? They might end up like the dog that caught the car.
    March 6, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Another View: Obama administration should live up to hyped transparency

    President Barack Obama continues to boast that he runs “the most transparent administration in history” with a straight face. But the claim doesn’t ev ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:20 pm
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    March 5, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Mattingly: The shepherd in the life of U2

    As Bono launched into another mini-sermon on faith, justice and love, Father Jack Heaslip did what he had always done for U2 – he stood out of the lim ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Another View: Celebrate Nasdaq milestone, but …

    Break out the champagne. The tech-fueled Nasdaq closed at 5,000 Monday for the first time since 2000. Despite a small drop Tuesday, it’s within range ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Lopez: Love and sacrifice in Korea

    Eun-man is 26 years old. He was born with cerebral palsy. He spent 14 years in a hospital, and many people are grateful for it.
    March 4, 2015 - 9:33 pm
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    March 4, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Letter: Regional Safe Schools program deserves funding

    To the Editor:This year marks an important anniversary for our nation of 150 years since the end of ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Reeder: Shenanigans by demonstrators aren't doing themselves any favors

    MADISON, Wis. – It’s not every day I interview someone dressed in nothing but bright-red long johns and a medieval Viking helmet standing in the middl ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:28 pm
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    March 3, 2015 - 9:27 pm
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    March 2, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Miller: Here’s a deadline Rauner should have missed

    A rookie mistake has led to some big problems. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President Jo ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:16 pm
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    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • Our View: Don't make government less transparent

    Here we go again. Some lawmakers in Springfield again are taking aim at making government less transparent.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • York: Traps in terrorism word games

    Why has the Obama administration tied itself in knots over what to call Islamic terrorism? “No relig ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • Another View: The VA secretary should know the importance of not lying about one's service — right?

    Really? The secretary of Veterans Affairs?Surely there is no one who should better understand how of ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:20 pm
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    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Blasphemy iceberg bigger than Hebdo

    The drama began when a Pakistani politician named Salman Taseer criticized the land’s blasphemy laws that were being used to condemn Asia Bibi, a Chri ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Lopez: Christianity in death and life

    Twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians were slaughtered on a beach in Libya. And even in his mourning, the brother of two of them gave thanks.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm
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    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:33 pm