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  • Another View: Boehner v. Obama – a complicated situation

    House Republican Speaker John Boehner says he’s so upset about President Barack Obama’s use of signing statements to challenge laws he and his GOP maj ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Mattingly: Churches face challenges in reaching young Americans

    When leaders of traditional faith groups think about reaching out to Millennials, religious seekers, unaffiliated “Nones” and other postmodern young A ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:07 pm
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    July 10, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • West: Democrats see 'unaccompanied alien minors' as a golden opportunity

    There is one thing we can predict about the tens of thousands of “minor aliens” crashing our southern border. If permitted to stay in this country and ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Another View: Public can help fill online Wall honoring Vietnam vets

    The wider public perception of Vietnam War veterans has taken a 180-degree turn since the 1960s and ’70s when protesters marched against the war and v ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:32 pm
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    July 9, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Reeder: Indiana economy outperforming Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – For every one job Illinois has created during the last decade, Indiana has created 35, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor S ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:20 pm
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    What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you?For starters, ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Miller: Radical thinking needed to solve state’s pension woes

    In a sweeping 6-1 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court last week struck down an attempt to force government retirees to pay more for their subsidized ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:30 pm
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    July 7, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • York: Democrats struggle to show anti-Koch campaigning amendment is ‘reasonable’

    While much of Washington grapples with international crises, chronic economic troubles and upcoming midterm elections, Senate Democrats are steadily p ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:18 pm
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