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Purported need for tax increases amounts to psychological warfare

By PAT HUGHES    The political left will say anything to deconstruct reality and advance their agenda. While political insiders sometimes dismiss this tactic as little more than a marketing ploy, in truth, their repeated efforts at misdirection are as effective as they are destructive.    Take, for example, the left’s rebranding of tax increases as “revenue.”…

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Senator to be lauded for stance in protecting Southern Illinois habitat

By CHRISTINE FAVILLA    We appreciate Sen. Richard Durbin’s strong commitment to protecting wetlands and conserving wildlife, as recently demonstrated by a letter he wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency urging them to protect communities and habitats along the Mississippi River in Southern Illinois and Southeastern Missouri by vetoing the St. Johns Bayou-New Madrid Floodway project.   …

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