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[31 Aug 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

President William Craig Rice engineered Shimer College’s controversial move to the IIT campus, but he’s not hanging around to see how it works out.

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[31 Aug 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

Surprising things happen when you travel abroad. You see how small the world truly is, you meet delightful people and interesting people; and, sometimes something you hear haunts you. Such was the case on an international flight I took.
On a plane, returning from London, I looked back from my seat and saw there were empty middle isles where I could push up the arm rests, grab some pillows and blankets and lie down for a nap. As I was readying the seats, a 30ish middle eastern man …

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[31 Aug 2007 | 3 Comments | ]

Saying goodbye to my oldest daughter was harder than I expected.
Like many families in the Chicago area – last week we loaded up our car and headed off to college. For us, it was a trip to Baltimore where our daughter is an incoming freshman at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
As we arrived in Baltimore, my daughter was animated as she talked about the possibilities to learn and grow as an artist. After we toured the area, my daughter asked me to bless her choice of schools. My wife …

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[30 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

SIU President Glenn Poshard defended his doctoral dissertation Wednesday against accusations he had lifted portions of the 1984 document from other works without properly attributing them.
Poshard did say, however, he may have inadvertently left out some citations.
“I could have made a mistake,” Poshard said. “I’m not saying I didn’t.”
The Daily Egyptian recently obtained copies of Poshard’s dissertation and original works from a source close to Alumni and Faculty Against Corruption at SIU. The source, who insisted on anonymity, said Poshard used verbatim excerpts in his dissertation that were not cited …

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[30 Aug 2007 | 22 Comments | ]

Congressman Ron Paul’s contribution to American political life is more significant than those made by all the other presidential candidates—of both parties—combined. Romney, McCain, Clinton, Obama, et al, are dancing around the Iraq disaster that has cost 3,700 American lives, left maimed tens of thousands more, and provoked greater than ever hatred of America by the Islamic world. These candidates are ignoring the colossal failure of the government to stop the violent crime and depressed wages that are the bitter fruits of unfettered immigration. As they debate …

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[30 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

Congresspersona and flaming leftie lib Jan “Tax Cheat” Schakowsky (D-IL-9th) found her way out of district to Northbrook last night.
She apparently had an escort to Iraq. According to a Republican source, Schakowsky told the gathered Code Pinkos and friends Petraeus said that violence is going down in Iraq but she doesn’t know where.

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[29 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

The conviction of former Chicago gang member José Padilla on August 16, 2007, has stirred up great controversy. Even some who understand the threat that radical Islam poses to the security of the American people have argued that the treatment of a U.S. citizen as an “enemy combatant” was a legally dubious action on the part of the federal government, and Padilla’s conviction of “conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim persons in a foreign country,” when no such murders, kidnappings, or maimings have taken place, moves federal law into …

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[29 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

Please forgive the clumsy pun in the title. You should know something of this remarkable man. Duncan Hunter was born on May 31, 1948, in Riverside, Calif., where his father was a real estate developer. He and his wife, Lynne, have two sons–one a Marine artillery officer who served two tours in Iraq–and several grandchildren. He left college to join the army, and served in Vietnam as a paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne bigade from 1969-1971. He received the Air Medal with clusters for …

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[29 Aug 2007 | One Comment | ]

Each time I walk toward the Loop from the rail station, I’m hit by panhandlers including Larry, saying they’re hungry and homeless.
With the abundance of social services in this city, why are they reduced to begging on the street?
. I submit that the loosening of morals, the break up of the family and the rising tide of divorce after 1960 is the root of the problem. The liberal acceptance of drugs, and the “do it if it feels good” attitude emerging from the “Beat” culture …

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[29 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Tribune, posted a list of Frank Lloyd Wright sites lifted from a1996 Era Website.
Here is another list of Wright Architectural, this time with a map of where these sites are located.
Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin
Minneapolis Insitute of the Arts
Dana Thomas House, Springfield, IL
Westcott House Springfield, Ohio
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