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    08/22/2014, 11:00 pm "Politics in a democracy is transactional: Politicians seek votes by promising to do things for voters, who seek promises in ...
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    08/22/2014, 11:00 pm Cheers to the top general in charge of the nation's Army Materiel Command for his glowing comments this week about ...
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    08/22/2014, 11:00 pm America -- and the rest of the world -- has a problem. It has many faces: radical Islam, Islamic terrorism, ...
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    08/22/2014, 11:00 pm East St. Louis, Ill. -- "Hey, hey craaaaaacka! Cracka! White devil! F--- you, white devil!" The guy looks remarkably like ...
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    08/22/2014, 11:00 pm The gangs that proliferated in the 1920s and 1930s in the United States after World War I were of a ...
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    08/22/2014, 10:28 am Recently, the local media have been portraying the Rock Island County (RICO) Democratic Party as some sort of leader in ...
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    08/21/2014, 11:00 pm If you look at issues that are important to women, the decision of whom to vote for becomes obvious. For ...
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    08/21/2014, 11:00 pm I've voted in every election since I was knee-high to a puppy, never missed one. I voted for Eisenhower when ...
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    08/21/2014, 11:00 pm Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor ...
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    08/22/2014, 8:08 am When Chad Pregracke visited our offices earlier this month, he had in tow a couple of the people whose job ...
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    08/20/2014, 11:00 pm The fire this time is about invisibility. Our society expects the police to keep unemployed, poorly educated African-American men out ...
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    08/20/2014, 11:00 pm That irritating scraping sound you hear sadly is some county board officials dragging their feet. Efforts to bring several important ...
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    08/20/2014, 11:00 pm Gardening has become a difficult topic of conversation during this summer in which rain has been rare and temperatures Alaskan. ...
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    08/20/2014, 11:00 pm Strolling along the shoreline, encountering warm sand and the chilling contrast of cool ocean water at the feet, fresh sea ...
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    08/20/2014, 11:00 pm For nine months, Bobby Schilling and friends have repeated an incomplete, deceitful, twisted, Rove & Luntz talking point to obscure ...
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    08/20/2014, 11:00 pm For some years we have been inundated by the lies of the farce known as global warming, climate change, etc. ...
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      Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

    1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
    1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
    1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
    1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
    1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
    1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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