Last year, I passed through Champaign and spent a night. I always pick up a local paper to see what is news locally.
I didn’t know what to expect from the open government night at Parkland College. In retrospect, I should have seen it coming.
“Soft” targets? Oh please! Locations that are so often identified as vulnerable due to their defenseless status have got to be named more realistically. If anyone thinks that an open-carry/concealed-weapon state like Texas can lose over 20 individuals in a Wal-Mart with more than 3,000 in at…
In 1982, someone poisoned Tylenol bottles in Chicago, and Congress stepped in to regulate the safety of the bottles. In 1988, a Tennessee girl was struck by a lawn dart, and Congress banned the sale of lawn darts. In 1995, the Oklahoma City bombing took place, and Congress regulated the sale…
Since January, the U.S. House has passed many important bills: minimum wage, prescription drug prices and election security, just to name a few.
Mark Medlyn (Aug. 21 letter) is entirely wrong about Carol Ammons. She was disappointed, but hardly “upset,” not to be asked to participate in an open government night in the district she represents.
At this week’s “open government” forum with Brad Halbrook and Rodney Davis, the two men treated constituents to 90 minutes of redirection and regurgitated talking points in the face of pointed questions.
Our country is trying to stop the massacres that are occurring. The solution is simple. Pass a law that makes it illegal to own or possess a semi-automatic weapon.
Your Illinois women’s 2018 Final Four volleyball team kicks off the 2019 season this Saturday with an intra-squad Orange/Blue Scrimmage at Huff Hall beginning at 5 p.m.
I attended the open government event with U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and state Rep. Brad Halbrook, and while I was not surprised by any of the half-truths and outright lies that came out of Davis’ mouth, the complete ineptitude of Halbrook was new to me. I am not a resident of Halbrook’s distric…
In my lifetime, I have learned to “fall in line” and “stay in my place.” The best part about knowing my place: I can assess a situation and find middle ground. This is from experience and a tough life.
Poor Carol Ammons, miffed that she was not invited to the cool kids table on Monday night at Parkland and upset that a legislator, who does not share her Chicago values of crime, corruption and high taxes, was invited instead.
The recent staged event at Parkland College with 13th District Rep. Rodney Davis reminded me of that running fake ambiguity of his stand on health care.
Harvard Professor John K. Galbraith received the Humanist of the Year Award in 1985. He spoke of our society’s need for a “level playing field” for all. How might such a state of affairs be achieved?
The two great threats to human life are nuclear war and climate catastrophe (global warming). But political discussion in America today seems to avoid those topics in favor of arguments about sex and race.
As I’m sure most people have heard, President Donald Trump’s director of citizenship and immigration services, Ken Cuccinelli, attempted to rewrite history with more of their infamous “alternative facts.”
The most desirable thing about home ownership in a small town is that one hopes they have more freedom to decide how they choose to live on their property.
A new school year is about to begin. The Illinois Insurance Association, a state property casualty trade organization, and its member companies encourage motorists to drive carefully in the coming weeks.
Statistics from the 2016 presidential election clearly showed that the rural areas of Illinois voted for Donald Trump for president. For the most part, the term “rural area” means farmers.
People are justifiably upset about recent tragic shootings in California, Texas and Ohio, where adults and children were killed by individuals who must have had mental health challenges to commit such heinous crimes against fellow human beings. Yet many people who are upset about these murde…
In a recent column, George Will, the University of Illinois and Courier Cafe alumnus, pointed out that constitutional governance in the U.S. has become a spectator sport for Congress.
I’m not sure what happened to all those fiscal conservatives in the GOP, but I do know that the Trump party is piling up huge deficits while costing consumers billions, farmers lower prices and workers thousands of jobs with their crazy tariffs.
Following the shootings in El Paso, Texas, President Donald Trump spoke of promoting legislation for background checks and coupling it with immigration reform. He was not specific about what he meant with either.