KRISTIAN: No, Donald Trump is not a libertarian president by any measure

The American Conservative is a reliable source of thoughtful commentary, and an outlet to which I am happy to contribute on occasion. For these reasons I was prepared to give a fair reading to a Monday article, “Donald Trump: The Most Libertarian President Since Silent Cal,” by Ryan James Girdusky — as much as the headline inclined me otherwise. Unfortunately, More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 8th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Trump IS NOT remotely close to being a “libertarian” president

Shortly after 11 PM last night, I received an alert from Google with an as-it-happens update (as that is a way we do find our news sometimes) and the headline from this particular article made me want to puke because More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, January 5th, 2018

CAMPANELLA: Time to focus on school choice in Illinois and across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Illinois and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education. National More...

By Lyle "Mac" McElroy On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Mac’s Korner: Week of January 3, 2018

Mac’s Korner: Week of January 3, 2018 If my body is ever found dead on a jogging trail, just know I was murdered elsewhere and dumped there. ……. People say I’m dumb, but I earned a Ph.D. in Poopology, More...

By Lyle "Mac" McElroy On Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Mac’s Korner: Week of December 27, 2017

Mac’s Korner: Week of December 27, 2017 Take from a man his wealth, and you hinder him. Take from him his purpose, and you slow him down. But take from man his hope, and you stop him. He can go on without More...

By Lyle "Mac" McElroy On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Mac’s Korner: Week of December 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: We apologize for the column not getting on the site on time the past couple weeks, but now it’s time to catch up. There are three columns that are being written up today, which will be More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, December 17th, 2017

This Christmas, property taxes are robbing the McCallisters

WINNEKTA (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — Since 1990, the owners of 671 Lincoln Avenue have paid more than $783,000 in property taxes when adjusting for inflation. It’s a robbery even Kevin More...

By Guest Poster On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Commentary: How the state of local news varies (and doesn’t) around the world

Too often, discussions about the state of journalism tend to be national-centric. Given differences across markets, this is not surprising. However, there are often more similarities than many people realize. This More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

BERG: It’s the 199th birthday of Illinois! Hey, wait … come back

(Illinois News Network) — Illinois celebrated its 199th birthday Dec. 3. The eventual Land of Lincoln first became a state in 1818. Back then, nearly all of Illinois’ fertile prairie was left unsettled. More...

By Guest Poster On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

HAMILTON: You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress

The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are, “We the People.” The Constitution itself, our institutions of government, the democratic process — all were established to give Americans a voice in their More...

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