Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Sage advice from our country's founders

By Peter T. Tomaras
Today hear not my voice, but those of our nation’s founders — perceptive, wise, prophetic.

Guest commentary: Europe, Ukraine cannot be free of Russian energy

By Corey Johnson and Tim Boersma

Guest commentary: Effort to unionize UI faculty is cause for concern

By Richard Blahut

It is with great concern for the University of Illinois that I write this letter, putting thoughts in writing that I would prefer to leave unwritten. Unfortunately, an effort to unionize the campus faculty is underway, much of this effort behind closed doors.

Guest commentary: Everyone wants to talk, but few are listening

By Carol Mizrahi

The wise old owl sat on an oak

The more he heard, the less he spoke.

The less he spoke, the more he heard.

I wish more folks were like that bird!

Guest commentary: It's time to face reality


We are approaching the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, that point in time when America emerged intact from the ruins of a ravaged world as the most powerful nation in the history of our planet. We had an industrial base in place that had served as the arsenal of democracy — and which now stood ready to bombard both friend and foe with consumer goods.

Guest commentary: The rage of 'white suburban moms'

By Andrew Wilk

Guest commentary: Literal Bible or a guide for our spirit?

By P. Gregory Springer

Some people actually believe the Bible can be read literally — every word, translation and transcription true. Some of my dearest friends and relatives believe in talking snakes and Noah's ark. Others are more critical, choosing which parts certainly must be metaphorical and which parts benefit the soul with parable and wisdom.

New manufacturing center has UI Labs' big shoulders

By Pat Quinn

What will the Midwest economy look like in a few years and what will Illinois' place in it be?

Will the region, ridiculed decades ago as the Rust Belt, continue its renaissance as a center for innovation and risk-taking, leading the nation into a new age of American manufacturing in the 21stcentury? Or will others claim that mantle?

Shared governance a great system

By Michael Grossman

Dissecting the political campaign for governor

Several readers have asked me to comment on the increasingly nasty campaign for the Republican nomination for governor.