Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Informed citizens, solidarity needed to save us

By David L. Green

The real war on women

By Laura Adrian

I am a woman. I can vote, I have a job, and I'm pursuing an education. Thank you, early women's libbers, for giving me those opportunities. But modern progressive feminism has gone far beyond suffrage and "votes for women." Once capable and virtuous, the new American woman is now petty and promiscuous.

Candidates need to address pensions

By Christopher Z. Mooney

You may not have noticed, but on July 3, the Illinois State Supreme Court dealt a body blow to the state's body politic.

Congress can help ease family burdens

By Ann Callis

Being a mother is one of the biggest motivating factors for me to stand up and run for Congress. I proudly watched my son become an Army Ranger, and my daughter become a middle school teacher, and was inspired by both. I think all parents reading this will understand what I mean when I say I am in awe of who my children have become.

Transfer payment economy is trouble

By Andrew Wilk

Just as filling potholes can only temporarily hide the fact that a road is crumbling, so does our refusal to recognize that government's unprecedented experiment with Keynesian stimulus — known to the uninitiated masses as borrowing and spending on a breathtaking scale — has likely just about run its course.

A conversation and an option not yet explored

By Mike Pemberton

Group restoring flag from Civil War

By Tom Emery

CARLINVILLE — For the second time, members of a central Illinois Civil War group have successfully spearheaded an effort to restore a Civil War flag.

What happens when two roads diverge

By Joseph Bauers

The school parking lot was filled with cars that no teenager ought to drive, at least from my father's point of view.

The summer before my senior year, I had purchased, on his advice, a 1949 Chevrolet, my first car.

When a floor becomes a ceiling

By Nick Burbules and Joyce Tolliver

Faculty union advocates on this campus want to represent themselves as the tireless advocates for faculty salary improvement.

But let's look at the facts.

Sunrise Coal faces more hurdles to open mine

By Tyler Rotche

Stakeholders in Champaign and Vermilion County have worked to inform their neighbors about the impacts of Sunrise Coal's proposed Bulldog coal mine. Now they are reaching out to update a more distant group: Sunrise Coal's investors.