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Editorial: Pledging Their Lives, Their Fortunes, Their Sacred Honor
Tomorrow we will celebrate the official birth of this country, the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. That extraordinary document set forth the grievances against King George:  “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.”
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Room for a View: Reality Check
Just back from Las Vegas for a visit with our kids and grandkids. I never imagined that place being a part of our lives, but with this shrinking planet anyone’s children can widen their parents’ world in surprising ways. Initially, the place was an experience all its own, but very quickly even the Strip lost out to the magic of being with our grandkids – and their parents, of course.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Room for a View: By Greed, Power and Money Possessed
I couldn’t decide whether to entitle this article “Greed” or “Power and Money”, but in thinking about their connectedness, I opted to combine the words. People can be greedy about anything: food, drink, dishes, clothes, shoes, jewels, furniture, houses, property, cars, money, friends, enemies, servants, jobs, praise, etc.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Editorial: Getting It All Together
With less than two days until the summer solstice, Evanston is already in official summer mode: School is out, the lakefront enchants, farmers’ markets beckon on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Starlight Concerts invite us to savor the season.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Room for a View: Person and Power
From here to there; from when to whenever. To be human is to be always on the move (even when standing still!). But every so often it feels important to consciously stop and, if time be kind, to smell the roses. We are all people in process and ultimately connected with one another in an evolving world and universe.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Room for a View: Juneteenth 2014
Today, June 19, is the USA holiday called Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.  Juneteenth commemorates the reading in the state of Texas – on June 19, 1865 –  of the proclamation that announced the abolition of slavery. This was several years after the prescribed effective date of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Editorial: We Need to Monitor Senate Bill 16
There is a bill pending in the Senate, Senate Bill 16, that if passed into law will dramatically change the way in which the State allocates its funding to school districts throughout the State.We support this as an overall goal of achieving more equitable funding, but we are concerned about the impact that SB 16 will have on children in Evanston. The bill simply slices the same pie in a different way.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014


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