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  • Pitts: Selfies in Auschwitz – and why it's wrong

    In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon ground once watered by blood, Breanna Mitchell lifted a camera to take he ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Another view: Read this and take the day off

    Carlos Slim is a pretty successful guy: either the world’s richest or second-richest, depending on which measure you use and how much he spent on lunc ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Barone: Obama Democrats lose their big bet on health exchanges

    Words mean what they say. That’s the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the In ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Change tax code to keep U.S. businesses

    SPRINGFIELD – I picked up my vacation photos at Walgreens the other day. And I didn’t hear any French, German or Italian spoken.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Harrop: Will the blabbermouths wake Democrats up?

    It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans’ ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls. Bu ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON – The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escor ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Carson: The perils of mixing politics and business

    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgo ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Schultz: Preserve a lie or save lives – you pick

    Days before two federal courts issued dueling interpretations of the Affordable Care Act, I came across a 1958 photo of my paternal grandmother and fe ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Reeder: Illinois can learn from Texan example

    PORT ISABEL, TEXAS – I like to eat at blue-collar diners and cafés, particularly when I’m on vacation.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Ponnuru: Inflation hawks’ crank data just doesn’t add up

    “I don’t think you have until 2012 before this gets out of control and there’s hyperinflation. It could go past that to 2014, but we’re seeing all sor ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Pitts: Akin's back talking about rape again

    So, Todd Akin is back and he’s talking rape again.You remember what happened last time. The would-be ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Barone: Obama turns liberalism into coercion

    Liberals just aren’t very liberal these days. The word “liberal” comes from the Latin word meaning freedom, and in the 19th century, liberals in this ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Harrop: Hippies under the bed

    On behalf of all liberals – living and dead – I’d like to apologize to Adam Bellow. In 1976, Bellow was at a Michigan State University writing worksho ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Carson: Cultivating a curious mind

    I recently returned home after two weeks of engagements in New Zealand and Australia focusing on empowerment through reading. The Kiwis and Aussies ar ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Ponnuru: Buffett, Gates, Adelson don't get immigration

    A trio of billionaires – Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates – said they want to “End the Immigration Impasse,” to quote the headline of th ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:37 pm
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