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  • COD board too slow to act on audit Mar 13, 2015 1:00 AM
    Guest columnist Jeanne Ives: Those who pay taxes to support the College of DuPage have learned recently that their hard-earned money sent to the college in good faith has been misspent on lucrative contract buyout deals for underperforming administrators and on lavish dining for top administrators and trustees.

  • Slusher: Distinguishing between speculation and analysis Mar 16, 2015 11:23 AM
    Columnist Jim Slusher: The oral arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court Wednesday open the door to a common, if not a favorite, journalistic pastime: lively speculation disguised as pointed analysis.

  • Iraq is not our place Mar 12, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Georgie Anne Geyer: The story of the week — which may soon become the story of the Iraqi war — was the picture of the hawk-nosed, cold-eyed Qassem Suleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, standing confidently on Iraqi soil, overseeing his fighters attacking Tikrit.

  • Where’s the value in demeaning diplomacy? Mar 11, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: With a few tweaks to Scripture, herewith today’s relevant verse: What therefore President Obama hath joined together, let Republicans put asunder.

  • Selma, Ferguson and our perpetual challenge Mar 11, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: The juxtaposition of the Justice Department’s damning Ferguson report and President Obama’s fine speech to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday was coincidental. But the founders of the civil rights movement would certainly have found it providential, so I’ll go with that.

  • Still haunted by past, but looking to the future Mar 10, 2015 5:35 AM
    Columnist Richard Cohen: On one of my flights here, sheer luck took a liking to me. I got seated next to Thelma Adair, a 94-year-old black woman coming down from New York City for the Jubilee.

  • Brains winning out over Spines -- so far Mar 9, 2015 12:00 AM
    Columnists Cokie and Steven Roberts: In the Homeland Security struggle, the Brains beat the Spines, the fight revealed a series of political realities that will not go away.

  • Negotiating from weakness a threat to Mideast Mar 9, 2015 12:00 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: Over the years, President Obama has been criticized and praised -- but mainly praised -- for lacking a driving foreign policy ideology. It seemed to be one of the “childish things” he promised to set aside as he launched his presidency in 2009.

  • GOP scrambles to keep ACA subsidies flowing in case of supreme court victory Mar 8, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Byron York: What happens if Republicans win the Supreme Court case against Obamacare? They might end up like the dog that caught the car.

  • 21 of 22 right on 3rd-grade test tells us a lot Mar 8, 2015 1:00 AM
    DuPage/Fox Valley news director Jim Davis fails to ace a third-grade achievment exam, recovers sufficiently to explain why there's so much angst over the state's new standardized testing taking place across the state.

  • Japan’s sun poised to rise on world stage Mar 6, 2015 5:50 AM
    Columnist Georgie Anne Geyer: While the Middle East and Eurasia are dominated by violent scenarios that change by the minute, Asia has been largely quiet, except for the Chinese military’s “your island is my island” attempts to gulp down all the small islands in the South China Sea.

  • Rauner budget is the right start Mar 6, 2015 1:00 AM
    Guest columnist David From: In all reality, there are a number of aspects in Gov. Rauner's budget proposal that are deserving of praise, not the least of which is his decision to exclude tax hikes.

  • Assistance of regional superintendents in budget danger Mar 5, 2015 5:24 AM
    Guest columnist Pat Dal Santo: Regional superintendents of schools also look to 1865 as the start of a long legacy of serving Illinois schools.

  • ISIS poses no realistic threat to U.S. Mar 4, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Gene Lyons: OMG! OMG! We're all going to die! Cable TV news networks won't be happy until they've got the whole country hiding in the basement, glued to Wolf Blitzer's lugubrious team of terrorism experts warning of theoretical, if not downright imaginary, threats to America's shopping malls and vital fast-food industry

  • Getting Africa’s health systems to be self-reliant Mar 4, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: After a storied history of revolutionary defiance toward America — in which Tanzania played host to Angela Davis, Huey Newton and Malcolm X — this country can hardly get enough of the U.S. of A.

  • Israel’s moral argument is at risk Mar 3, 2015 1:00 AM
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  • Can Obama, Ryan team up to persuade trade hard-liners? Mar 3, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnists Cokie and Stephen Roberts: There is a very short list of topics on which the Democratic president and the Republican Congress might actually cooperate. In fact, the list might contain only one item. Trade.

  • Trooper rehab longer than trucker sentence Mar 2, 2015 9:25 AM
    For sure, the case of a tired truck driver and the fatal crash he caused a year ago is a tragedy. But the wife of a state trooper severely injured in the wreck made an important point about justice, says DuPage/Fox Valley news director Jim Davis

  • The political act of judging Christians Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: Questioning a person's personal affirmation involves a serious charge — an accusation of the worst sort of cynicism. And it is simply not the role of a Christian layman to publicly dispute the self-identification of other Christians.

  • History is in the eye of the beholder Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    Guest columnist Glenn Joshua: The fact is, Black History Month, for many, feels more like a necessary evil than a 28-day celebration honoring the great African American accomplishments in this country and throughout the world.

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