Local Commentaries

Bill Knight – July 24
11:44 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Time to Reign in the Cost of Higher Education

Credit Rich Egger

College costs and student loans aren’t being discussed enough, but maybe this month’s increase of student-loan interest rates will start something.

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Bill Knight – July 17
11:48 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Wage Theft in Baseball

Credit Rich Egger

Two days after Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game, the contest at Minneapolis’ Target Field is over but the contest between owners and their employees who aren’t players is in extra innings.

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Bill Knight – July 10
11:02 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Playing Politics Instead of Addressing Challenges

The U.S. Capitol
Credit Wikimedia

Six years ago this week, when George W. Bush was still President, terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, killing six.

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Bill Knight – July 3
11:48 am
Wed July 2, 2014

America’s Unpatriotic Corporations

Credit Wikipedia

As flags unfurl, fireworks explode, and independence celebrated this week, patriotism seems absent from many corporate boardrooms, and an effort to encourage America-first business with roots in west-central Illinois lies dormant since being introduced eight years ago.

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Bill Knight – June 26
2:04 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Giving Voice and Hope to Those in Need

Credit Renee C. Byer

Eighty-five people have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet.

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