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Jim Dey: NFL owners bow to reality in not punishing kneeling players

National Football League team owners bowed to reality this week when they decided not to take any disciplinary action against players who kneel or sit during the playing of the national anthem.

Jim Dey: Feud within judicial family sparks a breakup

Chicago-based federal appeals court Judge Richard Posner left with a bang, not a whimper.

After 30-plus years and more than 3,000 written opinions, the 78-year-old jurist who was once considered a possible U.S. Supreme Court appointee shocked the legal community — both in Chicago and well beyond — with a surprise resignation announcement in early September.

Jim Dey: Judicial woes routine in compromised St. Clair County

Judges are supposed to engender respect for the law, and, generally speaking, they do.

But not so much in St. Clair County, which is located across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.

The MJS: I'm great award

I'M GREAT AWARD: Kyrie Irving

Dan Corkery: Emerald ash borer a long-term invader

Last month, the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared five species of North American ash trees "critically endangered" — just one step from extinct — because of the emerald ash borer.

Sundiata Cha-Jua/Real Talk: Victim blaming in Charlottesville

Victim blaming — making the victim responsible for the harm they experienced — plunged to the deepest depths of the abyss when on Aug. 9, a Charlottesville, Va., judge issued an arrest warrant for DeAndre Harris, a black schoolteacher who was beaten nearly to death by a group of white supremacists.

George Will: Trump spinning in a widening vortex

WASHINGTON — With eyes wide open, Mike Pence eagerly auditioned for the role as Donald Trump's poodle. Now comfortably leashed, he deserves the degradations that he seems too sycophantic to recognize as such.

Rich Miller/Capitol Fax: Abortion bill complicates GOP election politics

By RICH MILLER

Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign fund transferred $4.45 million to the Illinois Republican Party to bankroll a new effort to focus voters' attention on House Speaker Michael Madigan.

Jim Dey: Free speech: It's not a hard concept

Hear more from Dey Tuesday at 10 on WDWS.

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

Jim Dey: Case has defense lawyer on hot seat

It's standard operating procedure for one lawyer to stand before a jury in a criminal trial and tell jurors the evidence demonstrates the defendant's guilt.