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After a COVID-19 driven timeout last year, March for Life returns this year to Washington, D.C., for the 49th year, noting the anniversary of and support to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision of Jan. 22, 1973. This began the era of legal abortion in the USA.

Several years ago, the staff of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute was preparing for our Renewing Illinois Summit for university and college students, and we wanted to provide them with suggested reading about Illinois.

Just say no. It’s been said many times, many ways, but many still consider it a failed anti-drug campaign. I disagree. Saying no works. If you want to lose weight, just say no to consuming more calories than you expend. Want to reduce debt? Just say no to spending more that you can afford.

Ken: “March to the Capitol and peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” Those were the words of President Trump speaking to supporters on Jan. 6, 2021. We just passed the one-year anniversary of that event. That was before the protest turned into a riot when several hundred prot…

Affordable, reliable energy. It’s something we all depend on. And it’s something most Americans have probably gotten used to taking for granted. That was especially true from about 2009 to 2019, as record U.S. oil and natural gas production led to energy costs dropping sharply at the same ti…

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Once, during a meeting with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump inside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, we discussed energy policy. I told Trump that if we went all out to produce America’s abundant supply of oil, gas and coal, the United States could be energy independent in fo…

This week, the incoming New York City Mayor Eric Adams — the supposed rational corrective to uber-radical outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio — announced that he would allow legislation to proceed allowing local voting for 800,000 noncitizens. The same week, the legislature in California took up a…

Conservative users of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram marinate in a state of paranoia, groundlessly convinced that their posts face restrictions, if not outright suppression.

For some of my readers, this topic is about someone many never heard of or if they did, could care less about. But to NFL football fans and probably some do-gooders with some psych background, it is a most interesting subject, and one with which there is a lot of disagreement. First, the facts.

The Chebanse, Clifton and Ashkum communities make up the majority of students attending Central High School. The school sits in the middle of a cornfield between Chebanse and Clifton. It’s the glue tying the communities together since 1949. Many generations of families have gone there, inclu…

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