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Bannon is already going to war — on Trump

Lyndon B. Johnson, deciding whether to fire FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, famously reasoned that “it’s probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in.” President Trump has made a different choice, opting to fire Stephen K. Bannon, the nationalist envoy of the “alt-right” in the White House. And […]

Kirsty Blake Knox: Thorny comments about Roses giving their opinions hark back to bygone era

Amid all the limbo dancing, onion eating, and aerial acrobats, it’s easy to forget that the 2017 Roses discussed issues including global terrorism, domestic violence, overcoming physical illness, coping with bereavement, mental health struggles and the death of baby Charlie Gard. Donegal Rose Amy Callaghan received praise for speaking eloquently about dealing with anxiety in […]

SCHEER: Fan mail from Flach | Opinion

From time to time I get letters from readers, not all of them what would be described as agreeable. It comes with the territory. This week’s arrives courtesy of current candidate for the Niagara County Legislature’s Sixth District, Falls resident and Republican Jeffrey Flach. He took exception to my assertion last week that, up until […]

Rauner says initial statement on political cartoon did not reflect his views

Illinois Policy Institute Caption Gov. Bruce Rauner sidestepped comment on this political cartoon, which critics have called racist, saying Tuesday he doesn’t have anything to add to the discussion “as a white male.” UPDATE: Gov. Rauner’s office issued the following statement late Wednesday night, after the story below was written: CHICAGO – “Earlier today an […]

Prayut sends signals to Isan ahead of vote

With Ms Yingluck’s Judgement Day fast approaching, the prime minister’s presence in Nakhon Ratchasima shows the Northeast he has the power to check the red shirts. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu) This week’s mobile cabinet meeting in Nakhon Ratchasima is not just the routine political junket that it may seem. In fact, it is a key […]