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Right off our shores, an opportunity awaits us in Cuba

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”    Ernest Hemingway allegedly said it, and the words are true now more than ever. We are better people if we understand and appreciate the other people of our world.    It was partly…

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Progressive income tax needs to be part of state overhaul

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    During this spring legislative session, an effort was made to put the following question to the voters: Should Illinois’ income tax be changed from flat to progressive? Republicans were able to muster enough votes to keep it off the ballot, which I think is bad public policy regardless of your standing…

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