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Summary of My Discontent

America: New and Improved

Oboy oboy oboy! Can you believe it? It’s almost here! The end of Bush. The end of Cheney. The end of our neocon nightmares.

Keeping Up with the Jones

Countdown to E-Day: Precipice of change

Urbana, Ill. — I suppose it is appropriate that I complete the last Message to the People before Election 2008 from a hotel room in Illinois.

Editor’s Note

Consider before voting

 If you’re like me and a record number of our fellow Americans, you will be taking an hour or so out of your busy Tuesday schedule Nov.

Suburban Turmoil

Trick or treat?

Each Halloween, I find I’m better at handling little monsters than I was the year before.

Editor’s Note

The endorsement

We have chosen not to endorse any candidates in this year’s Election Guide, partly because we’re tired of this hideous presidential campaign, but mostly because we believe that, given t


Not up for debate

Talk about the epitome of arrogance.

Oh wait. They don’t want to.

Suburban Turmoil

What I did for love

I wouldn’t call it my favorite way to spend a Wednesday afternoon. I’m lying on an examining table with my feet in stirrups and a sheet over my lap. 

Guest Commentary

We hold these truths to be self-evident

I was laid off from my job last week.  

This took only three moves:

1. The securities market went haywire.

Fables of the Deconstruction

O, death (or, Let the mystery be)

The inspiration to create art is rooted in man’s recognition of mortality.




Oct. 15-19

Comedian Josh Sneed