Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Vietnam Stories: UI professor emeritus recalls time served in battle zone

By JOHN ERDMAN

I was in ROTC at Rutgers University during my undergraduate degree days (bachelor of science in 1968). Despite a degree in food science, I was assigned to the combat engineers as a second lieutenant.

Ray Elliott/Voices: Prisons and our responsibilities

By RAY ELLIOTT

"... And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree, so the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all." — Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"

Guest Commentary: Interpreting Second Amendment

By DAN McCOLLUM

Guest Commentary: Reforming health care still elusive

By THOMAS O’ROURKE

Guest commentary: Understanding the First Amendment

By JEFFREY M. McCALL

Peter Buckley/Voices: Waiting, watching at the VA

By PETER BUCKLEY

So I'm at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System sitting in the waiting area watching aging vets walk, limp or shuffle into the building and head toward the reception desk where two VA employees are seated.

Guest commentary: Time for local governments to stop stockpiling funds

By BRAD HOLBROOK

Illinois residents pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, and unfortunately, for Illinois taxpayers, the situation is only getting worse.

Guest commentary: Video gambling having negative impact

By ANITA BEDELL

The News-Gazette had two articles about the recently released report, "Wagering in Illinois, 2017 Update."Video gambling began in Champaign in October, 2012, at two establishments. Area gamblers are now losing more than $1,000,000 a month in the video gambling machines at 54 establishments in Champaign.

Sunday Extra: Reforming the Electoral College

By BEN CHAPMAN

As a resident of central Illinois, I've heard all the complaints. Republicans are sick of Chicago painting the state blue year after year, and Democrats bemoan the Electoral College's propensity for choosing Republican presidents, despite the popular vote's dissent. Nobody is happy.

Donna Reed/Voices: There'll be some changes made

By DONNA REED