The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL

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Updated Nov 29, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Less than three weeks after Americans elected him president, Donald Trump is delivering on his reputation as a prolific liar, breaking so many campaign promises it’s hard to keep up.That wall he was going to build across the U.S. border with Mexico? Now, he says, a fence across part of the border will suffice.

Updated Nov 29, 2016 at 11:57 AM

The death of Cuban revolutionary and dictator Fidel Castro is a major moment in the midst of important economic changes. Acknowledging his importance as an epic Machiavellian survivor in no way minimizes the ruthlessness of his regime.

Updated Oct 31, 2016 at 3:58 PM

One of the most intriguing aspects of national elections is the constant rhetoric related to leadership, ability, and experience. Both candidates and news writers debate what kinds of abilities and experiences prepare a person for presidential...

Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 1:19 PM

You can leave war behind, but war never leaves you. You always carry the memories of the guys who never made it home.

Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 1:05 PM

In the mid-60s there was a favorite TV show entitled, “The Week That Was.” It gave you the week’s news in capsule form. The star of that series was a familiar name, David Frost. Unfortunately, his presence couldn’t save it and that program had a...

Updated Sep 27, 2016 at 1:09 PM

In the midst of a heated presidential campaign, which is the bigger story?

Updated Sep 20, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Consider this a challenge. If you could read a column like this one, do a few simple calculations and predict who the next president will be, would you do it? Imagine, being able to avoid the many newscasts and all of the newspaper articles that...

Updated Sep 19, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Not long ago, driverless cars were more a joke than a realistic prospect. Now, suddenly, they’re here.

Updated Sep 6, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Do you remember what you were wearing on this day nine years ago?I’ll never forget.

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