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Who Knows What?

Donald Trump has said that global heating is a Chinese hoax – even though he browbeat the Scottish government to erect a seawall to protect his golf course there. He disregards the solid research and recommendations from the National Oceanic … Continue reading

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Whom to believe and why? These are the vital questions

“The “Prez” failed many morality tests long before he moved into the White House. – He didn’t pay people who did an honest day’s (or more) work for him – He bragged that anyone who was rich like him could … Continue reading

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Against contraception/abortion? Put up or shut up

Steve Chapman gave us some of the pertinent details in the travails of Jane Doe, the pregnant Central American young woman too often referred to as a “girl” (“Forced childbirth or voluntary abortion?” Tribune, Thursday, October 26th, 2017) and compared … Continue reading

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Reviving Megafauna: Madness!

So Chief Seathl continues to be ignored. He who warned that another heaven and another Earth must pass before [a species] could come into being again — what did he, a “mere” Indian, know? No-one knows all the minute interactions … Continue reading

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Stop with the “neighborhood” nuisance – cats

In 2009, an Elmhurst , IL, man killed a skunk all by himself.  Elmhurst fined him.  I argued via letter that the town should have immediately issued him an apology and a refund of his $25 fine, because what he … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

As pinpoint pupils tell the paramedic the patient is likely overdosed on opioids, the pinhole eye of Hurricane Maria warned: the worst is yet to come. The lesson more than ever is that there are some places humans just shouldn’t … Continue reading

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The Tribune, Rauner, abortion, & preferential treatment

I learned from writer Bill Ruthhart (and Bruce Dold, who was quoted in the piece) in the Tribune on Christmas Day last year that [Mayor Rahm Emanuel]’s press office was told “if he writes something newsworthy…something that has a strong … Continue reading

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