Monthly Archives: September 2018

Fight for the ERA in Champaign-Urbana

Sometimes we are lucky enough to be part of history, to fight for a cause that we believe in strongly. I was among many other local women who had that privilege some forty years ago, when Illinois was at the … Continue reading

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The Perverse Effects of the Death Penalty

At the outset, let me note that I oppose the use of the death penalty in all circumstances.  It has no proven deterrent value; it does not save money; and given exonerations in recent years, it has not proven infallible.  Its sole … Continue reading

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New Philosophy of Government and Entitlement Programs

I would like to propose that the first function of central governments around the world should be to print or otherwise issue and distribute enough money, new or de novo money (usually called “base” money), to all of their legal … Continue reading

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Artist Spotlight: Mark Enslin

A column curated by staff of the Urbana Public Arts Program Composer, performer, activist and teacher, Mark Enslin studied music at Webster College and has a doctorate in music composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the University … Continue reading

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