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Speak Out for Oct. 21, 2014

Isn’t it ironic that the sports commentators, e.g., 670 The Score, can critique what is wrong with the Bears game plan and determine what needs to be corrected, but the coaching staff responsible for the performance cannot. Terry in Mount Greenwood In addition to all …

Speak Out for Oct. 20, 2014

I just want to remind everyone that John Boehner promised, but has yet to come up with, a replacement for Obamacare. Why? He doesn’t have a better plan, that is why. Remember that the next time the House takes a vacation. Suppose you have an …

Mitch Daniels has been a transformational leader for Indiana. During his eight years as governor, he charted a much different course for the Hoosier State than the one taken by Illinois. Last week, I sat down with the former governor, who’s now president of Purdue …

Varjavand: A controversial plan to deter rising income inequality

Numerous books have been written about economic inequality, especially in the aftermath of the Great Recession, but none has received as much attention from the academic community as “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by French economist Thomas Piketty. The depth and breadth of analyses presented …

Forum: Thanks for ALS support

On behalf of the Les Turner ALS Foundation, I want to thank everyone who supported the 13th annual ALS Walk for Life on Sept. 21. Approximately 7,000 participants on more than 250 teams helped raise $1.2 million, making this year’s ALS Walk for Life our …

Speak Out for Oct. 17, 2014

How is it everyone complains of the president overstepping his boundaries and stomping on the Constitution anytime he does something? And now the same people want him to stop all flights to the U.S. from Africa? Do they also know there’s other ways of getting …

Miller: Don’t be surprised by a Rauner ‘tax surprise’

The most important question asked of Bruce Rauner during the Oct. 9 gubernatorial debate in Peoria was posed by Jamey Dunn-Thomason of Illinois Issues magazine. My pal pointed out that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, had cut taxes across the board on the theory …

Speak Out for Oct. 16, 2014

I see that the CEO of Facebook will donate $25 million for the Ebola crisis. How much is going to fat-cat executives, and how much for research and health care? I agree that the U.S. has to stop all incoming flights from these countries battling …

Forum: Voters should catch on

It’s an election year, so there’s construction everywhere you go. Federal, state and local governments spend whatever they can prior to an election to give the impression that the incumbents are working for you. Many people are put to work, and they are eager to …

Speak Out for Oct. 15, 2014

How can “one-horse towns” like St. Louis, Detroit, New Orleans and Atlanta have nice indoor stadiums and we have the “Mistake on the Lake?” Ineptitude, it seems, is a market our civic powers have cornered. Regarding the comment on the data breach at Jimmy John’s …

Speak Out for Oct. 13, 2014

To all those politicians who say the speed cameras are a good thing because they need to watch us to see if we’re breaking the law: Well, how about if we put cameras in your offices so the general public can watch you to see …