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Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 10:58 AM

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Updated Feb 15, 2017 at 7:39 AM

A Carbondale writer takes issue with the recent Predator Challenge in southern Illinois, in which hunters were encouraged to kill coyotes.

Updated Feb 14, 2017 at 3:34 PM

Editorial: Disagreeing with a court's decision is part for the course. Seeming to challenge the independent judiciary's support for the rule of law is not

Updated Feb 13, 2017 at 10:10 AM

This preoccupation with the Second Amendment began a few months back when I wrote a column entitled ďGuns donít kill people. Really?Ē The amount of interest in that topic directed me to do additional research on the subject and every avenue pointed...

Updated Feb 6, 2017 at 12:28 PM

This is the second in a series of columns that relate to the purpose of the Second Amendment and the gun rights issue that continues to fester in our society. The first column pointed out the strong desire on the part of the leadership of the...

Updated Feb 6, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Don Landgren cartoon on the New England Patriots winning their 5th Super Bowl.

Updated Feb 2, 2017 at 10:56 AM

This is why Donald Trump was elected.

Updated Feb 1, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on the Super Bowl.

Updated Feb 1, 2017 at 10:35 AM

The polite, low-key visit of Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain to President Donald Trump has generated relatively little media attention. That is unfortunate, because our alliance remains vital.

Updated Feb 1, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Don Landgren cartoon on how President Trump creates and distributes executive orders.

Updated Jan 23, 2017 at 10:25 AM

I donít want to talk about Obama legacy today, or his policies, or get too political. I donít want to get into an argument with Obama-haters. If thatís you, feel free to skip the rest of this column.

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