By Diane Gottheil
In recent times, we have read about proposals on both the federal and the state levels for reducing the prison population. Spurred primarily by the usual motivator — the great financial cost of our enormous level of incarceration — officials are realizing that action has to be taken.
By Jim Fraley
Several major national restaurant chains and food service companies have announced recent decisions to move toward "cage-free" eggs. To most people, this seems logical. We want our chickens to be able to socialize and to roam freely, right?
An important — and in this case, overlooked — consideration is what the chicken wants.
(Technically, this was not my fault.)
People should really choose their words more carefully.
"Make yourself at home," the lovely owner of the bed and breakfast said.
So I did.
I get hot flashes. Full on "I'm burning up from the inside. I need to rip off as many clothes as I can without ending up in jail" hot flashes.
By Stanford L. Levin
It seems like we haven't learned much of anything as we continue to interfere in various energy markets. This results in inefficiencies and unintended consequences.
By Robert Silverman
Immigration and assimilation have always strolled hand in hand. Assimilation, or fitting in, is often synonymous with work and is an American strength.
By Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps
Fear of terrorism on American soil is now part of our daily lives.
By Ronald D. Rotunda
Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia — Nino to his friends — died in his sleep on Feb. 13, 2016, at age 79. He was the 45th justice to die in office since the beginning of the Supreme Court. He was the first Italian American to serve on the Court. He was also my friend.
During our combined five-plus decades of service in the Illinois House, we have been on the same side of some issues and disagreed on others. Today, we find ourselves on the same side of a very important issue that could be decided later this year — not by the legislators now serving in the General Assembly, but by the citizens of Illinois.