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DAVID SHRIBMAN

America’s looking for fresh programming Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams did it. So did Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison. Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison, too. Also William Jennings Bryan and William McKinley. And of course, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson. Presidential-election reruns are not unknown in our history; they happened frequently…

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RALPH MARTIRE

A way to make Illinois’ tax system more fair, and boost the state’s economy For more than three decades, flaws in Illinois tax policy have resulted in two really bad consequences. Illinois has created the textbook definition of a “structural deficit” by allowing annual revenue growth in the state’s General Fund to be typically insufficient…

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William Tecumseh Sherman knew the enduring cruelty of war

Mitchell G. Klingenberg, United States Army War College (THE CONVERSATION) It is doubtful the tragic devastation of the Russia- Ukraine War would surprise William Sherman were he alive today. The iconic U.S. Army soldier was a student of war at home and abroad. Sherman, who lived from 1820 to 1891, concluded that war – what…

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ANN COULTER

Pro-crime party nominates a Justice Presidents are entitled to nominate Supreme Court justices who represent their party and its values. Using that as our guide, President Joe Biden picked the Democrats’ perfect Supreme Court justice: Ketanji Brown Jackson. If you’d given me a thousand bucks to come up with a question that would stump a Supreme Court…

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Ann Coulter

Dem nightmare: What if the war ends before November? Great news for Joe Biden. After months of abysmal public approval numbers, President Biden’s favorability among registered voters has soared by 2 points to 45%! And all he had to do was bring us to the brink of World War III. The media are thrilled with…

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‘I have a need’: How Zelenskyy’s plea emphasized shared identy with US

Karrin Vasby Anderson, Colorado State University Speaking from his nation’s capital of Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress as Russian shells continue to bombard the city. In the historic event on March 16, 2022, Zelenskyy sought to persuade U.S. legislators and the American public of the similarities between U.S. history…

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FROMA HARROP

Has Ukraine made us hit bottom on our addiction to oil? Well before Russia launched its bloody attack on Ukraine, the civilized world had vowed to replace dirty fossil fuels with clean energy. The reason was climate change: Planet-warming carbon emissions are threatening our way of life, if not today, then tomorrow. The invasion of…

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SUSAN ESTRICH

Blame Putin The average price of gasoline has jumped over $1 since Vladimir Putin moved his army to the border of Ukraine. One dollar. And change. Nationally, the average price of regular gasoline is now $4.30 a gallon. Kid stuff. In California, we pay much more. The Golden State charges gold for gasoline. Good luck…

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Shell, BP and ExxonMobil have done business with Russia for decades

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, British energy giant BP announced on Feb. 27, 2022, that it will sell its nearly 20% ownership in Russian state-owned energy giant Rosneft. BP’s rival Shell is also pulling out of all of its operations in Russia, as are U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil and Norway’s state-controlled company, Equinor.…

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RICHARD GUEBERT

IFB President: Livestock farmers support food security in Illinois If you’ve ever driven through the Illinois countryside, you’ve likely seen a herd of cattle dotting the landscape. You might have wondered whether the animals that farmers raise benefit businesses and residents in our state. They do. Livestock farms offer important sources of revenue for local…

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