Bill Knight

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Bill Knight – May 15
10:52 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Bank Fraud Apparently is not a Crime

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May 1 was Law Day, so this month is a great time to consider law enforcement concerning those banking gangsters –“banksters” – who violated laws and went unpunished.

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Bill Knight – May 8
10:44 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Paving the Way for Jim Crow's Return?

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A lot of attention has been paid to racist comments apparently made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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Bill Knight – May 1
2:29 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Cesar Chavez – A Hero for All Americans

Everyday people holding voter-registration drives, partnering with faith communities, organizing corporate campaigns and fasting in protest all may be so familiar that their revival by Cesar Chavez a generation ago is overlooked.

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Bill Knight – April 24
3:03 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

A Bloody Chapter in American Labor History

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It’s neither unpatriotic nor an exaggeration to recall the Ludlow Massacre 100 years ago this week as that era’s 9-11, Pearl Harbor or Alamo.

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Bill Knight – April 17
1:20 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

The Attack on Entitlements

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Insurance policyholders who pay their premiums, people who work, and veterans who serve all are eligible for coverage, for wages and for benefits.

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Bill Knight – April 10
12:10 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

It’s still Spring, but the Summer game’s back, with some changes and much tradition.

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Bill Knight – April 3
11:20 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Tax Dollars Supporting Corporations

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Dissatisfaction in the area with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues as the income-tax deadline approaches.

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Bill Knight – March 27
5:38 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Bustos’ Blue Dog Status is Puzzling

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Two popular TV series come to mind when musing about East Moline Democratic Congesswoman Cheri Bustos joining the Blue Dog caucus: “Game of Thrones” and “House of Cards.”

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Bill Knight – March 20
11:38 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Pulling Few Punches on Economic Issues

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Christianity’s season of Lent is underway, a good time to sacrifice a little time to read Pope Francis’ book "The Joy of the Gospel.”

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Bill Knight – March 13
11:19 am
Wed March 12, 2014

When I’m 64

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A bit of resistance or resentment at aging is not unexpected, maybe.

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