At Tuesday's Illinois gubernatorial debate, candidates Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner clashed about issues important to the African-American community, such as jobs, education and dealing with violence in communities.
The 24-hour news cycle is not always conducive to objective truth-seeking. Instead, it is often more proficient at focusing on surface generalizations and reaching premature and sometimes baseless conclusions.
Are the citizens of this country, by virtue of our general lack of political fluency, the cause of this lackluster discourse? The numbers support the idea. We need to set a new standard for our political leaders' fluency in policy.
Centre is honored once again to host the only vice presidential debate of 2012. Now is a good time to consider the effect that this debate, and the other three debates between President Obama and Gov. Romney, might have on this year's election.
Last week Chicago lost a legend. Conservative radio host Tom Roeser died at the age of 82. I'm not the only one who will remember Tom as one of those unforgettable, iconic figures that don't come along often.
We are all desperate for an explanation of this horrific act of violence and for a rational analysis of an irrational act. It will, of course, never come, and we are left with a feeling of deep and inescapable sadness.