Any member of the House or the Senate that is in favor of cutting the health and family benefits of this nation's military — past, present or even of deceased members — should volunteer to be immediately removed from office.
Obama has done it again — earned the Washington Post maximum lie rating of four Pinocchios for his claim of a high level of Medicaid signups due to Obamacare. This matches his 2013 "Top Lie of the Year" ("If you like your health care plan, you can keep it") which also earned four Pinocchios.
What is the safest method of oil transport? Would it be trucks, trains or pipelines? Trucks and trains by their very nature create unwelcome emissions. Not so with a pipeline, but we continue to see the pipeline, which would be but one more in the maze of pipelines already crossing our country, being politically blocked or stalled.
Changes being imposed by the Pension Reform Act will result in substantial pension reductions for many State Universities Retirement System participants. Because of the July 1 implementation date, hundreds of people are being forced to make a premature and rushed decision about retirement, with incomplete information.
Some of my friends look at political parties in the same way they look at their favorite baseball teams. Sure, the players on this year's Cardinals are new, but we still cheer them on. Baseball's only a game, after all; the Cardinals want to entertain their fans because that's what sports are all about.
Like many Illinois business owners, I received a letter from a company I've never heard of, demanding payment for alleged patent infringement. As a small-business owner, patent lawsuits were at the very bottom of my long list of things to worry about.
That reality has changed. The fear of patent trolls now sits squarely at the top.
Recently ("Minimum Politics," Feb. 25) The News-Gazette editors rejected calls by Gov. Pat Quinn and others to raise the state's minimum wage. In support, they cited a Congressional Budget Office estimate of 500,000 job losses if the federal minimum wage rose to $10.10.
The most important error in the recent letter here about Bill Nye's "ignorance" of science was the claim that "mutation cannot be evolutionary." Charles Darwin had the basics of biological evolution correct, but he knew nothing of genetics. Nobody else at the time did, either.
Across the country, the entire system of public education — from grade school up through the universities — has long been under attack. Institutions like the University of Illinois have not been spared. Governors and state legislatures, Republican and Democratic alike, have slashed support for our institutions, driving tuition relentlessly upward.