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August 21 Commentary
1:08 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Another Attack on Public Education

Bill Knight says a recent court ruling is an attack on public education.
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A lot of attention is understandably being paid to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent “Harris v. Quinn” ruling.

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Bill Knight – August 14
3:34 am
Thu August 14, 2014

The Gunslingers of Early Television

James Garner was one of Bill Knight's favorite actors and activists.
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Last month, a progressive actor equally at ease playing a ne’er-do-well gambler, private eye or astronaut died: James Garner. The best among favorite actors, he still lives on old black-and-white western reruns.

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Bill Knight – August 7
8:56 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Abusing the System of Open Government

Credit Rich Egger

Township and municipal officials statewide are trying to comply with Illinois’ law on providing past public records to a Chicagoland Republican with connections to Tea Party groups while coping with a lack of staff or the type of material requested.

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Bill Knight – July 31
2:01 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Democrats and Republicans Blocking Ballot Access in Illinois

Progressives and conservatives alike should be outraged at the bipartisan stonewalling and slights that last week culminated in the Illinois Green Party having to file a federal lawsuit about ballot access.

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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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