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2011

The Invisible Chorus, September 29, 2011.

Why, November 30, 2011.

About PAGE, December 2011.

2008: The Critical Election That Wasn’t (Part I), December 8, 2011.

Illinois: Where Our Governors Make Our License Plates, December 9 , 2011.

The Problem of Home, December 10, 2011.

Selling Us Short?, December 13, 2011.

The Passing Year, December 25, 2011.

Gallery: The Passing Year, December 26, 2011.

2012

2008: The Critical Election That Wasn’t (Part II), January 1, 2012.

Maybe the Answer is Song, January 10, 2012.

Illinois Smash-Up, January 13, 2012.

MLK: Memorial and Man, January 17, 2012.

Mitt Romney as Exhibit A, January 23, 2012.

Bring Back the Platform!, February 1, 2012.

Free Folk, February 4, 2012.

Tracking the American, February 7, 2012.

Back Where It All Began, February 10, 2012.

The Map of Federal Benefits, February 12, 2012.

Parties Made New: Our Critical Elections, February 17, 2012.

Be Mesmerized, February 19, 2012.

A President without a Party?: Americans Elect, February 23, 2012.

Gallery: The West In Winter, February 24, 2012.

Help Understanding the Budget, February 26, 2012.

Why Democrats Should Embrace Simpson-Bowles, March 2, 2012.

Critical Elections PAGE, March 2012.

New Democrats, March 7, 2012.

New ‘Critical Elections’ Page, March 8, 2012.

The Political Animal at Rest, March 14, 2012.

Off-Beat Graphics, March 16, 2012.

Fiscal Policy Is Not Economic Policy, March 19, 2012.

Is the Republican Party Dying?, March 22, 2012.

Up Salt River, March 25, 2012.

Edie, Spill the Beans, March 27, 2012.

A Decision We’ll All Feel, March 28, 2012.

Lay It on the Fire, April 2, 2012.

See Where Your Federal Taxes Go, April 5, 2012.

This Just In from Wrigley Field: Private Enterprise Needs You, April 7, 2012.

Gallery: The Forest In Spring, April 11, 2012.

Before There Were Income Taxes, April 13, 2012.

The Political Animal at Rest #2, April 19, 2012.

The Pledges We Need, April 22, 2012.

When Spring Comes to Chicago, April 23, 2012.

A World Without Lincoln, April 27, 2012.

Democrats: Shake It Up, May 1, 2012.

May Day Meditations, May 3, 2012.

How the Fed Makes Us Lazy, May 8, 2012.

What We Know about American Third Parties, May 12, 2012.

The NATO Getaway, May 20, 2012.

What You Saw of the Summit, May 22, 2012.

Bringing Political Innovation to Market, May 24, 2012.

Our New Skyscraper, May 28, 2012.

I’ve Been Away, May 31, 2012.

The Closed-Door Campaign, June 4, 2012.

That Thing in the Park, June 6, 2012.

Should Leaders Who Can’t Govern Their Party Govern the Country?, June 11, 2012.

Political Affections, June 15, 2012.

Be Our President, Please, June 18, 2012.

The Pension Standoff in Illinois, June 22, 2012.

The Political History of a Garden, June 24, 2012.

Florida Out of Season, June 25, 2012.

Progress Isn’t Popular, June 29, 2012.

The Fascination of a Port City, July 1, 2012.

The Untouched and the Untouchables: Connecting to the Body Politic Today, July 4, 2012.

The Next Political Football: Medicaid, July 6, 2012.

The Depths of a Mature Garden, July 9, 2012.

The European Muddle, July 11, 2012.

An Old-Time Speaker, July 13, 2012.

War Dead, July 15, 2012.

Farm Stand Intel, July 16, 2012.

Worshippers, July 20, 2012.

Was American Greatness Built on Fiscal Folly? July 21, 2012.

Rooftop Chicago, July 22, 2012.

Lorimer, July 26, 2012.

Vintage Midwest, July 27, 2012.

Ferris: His Wonderland, July 28, 2012.

Contraband, July 29, 2012.

How Much Do We Need?, August 6, 2012.

Florence and Margaret Make a Play for Freedom, August 7, 2012.

The Bridges, August 8, 2012.

‘Style Is Forged on the Terrible Anvil of Daily Deadlines,’ August 10, 2012.

Message Barn, August 15, 2012.

The Sunny Side of War, August 17, 2012.

The Chicago Food and Craft Cooperative, August 18, 2012.

Abstraction at Comiskey, August 19, 2012.

Biden’s Arrow Hits Home, August 22, 2012.

Echoes of an Uncompromising Time, August 24, 2012.

Moment of Truth for GOP’s Conservative Wing, August 28, 2012.

Are You a Rare Political Bird?, August 30, 2012.

Deep Throat: What Secret?, September 1, 2012.

Lurie Garden, September 3, 2012.

A Great White Nation of Self-Made Men, September 5, 2012.

That Was Some Speechifying, September 10, 2012.

Good Luck, Karen Lewis, September 11, 2012.

One American Strike, September 14, 2012.

A Prisoner of the Bully Pulpit Breaks Free, September 17, 2012.

What If They Can’t Take the Capital?, September 20, 2012.

Faces of the Thirties, September 23, 2012.

Should We Treat Guns More Like Cars? September 26, 2012.

The Grand Old Chicago Post Office, September 28, 2012.

Our Secret Bog, October 1, 2012.

I’ve Been Away, October 5, 2012.

Big Bill Haywood, October 6, 2012.

Presidential Selection, October 12, 2012.

Excitement Is General, October 17, 2012.

Woodrow Wilson Casts His Ballot, October 26, 2012.

Spinning the Storm, October 30, 2012.

Election Scenarios; The Spolight on Silver, October 31, 2012.

Milestones and Thanks, November 1, 2012.

The City Beautiful That Day, November 2, 2012.

The Good News? A Dollar Can’t Vote, November 6, 2012.

The Incredible Shrinking GOP, November 11, 2012.

Once Noble Senate, November 18, 2012.

Thank Goodness for Their Goodness, November 23, 2012.

The Best of Everything, November 28, 2012.

Happy One!, November 30, 2012.

We Need New Talents and New Political Parties, December 4, 2012.

A President Ventures Abroad, December 7, 2012.

A Glimpse of Another Christmas, December 13, 2012.

Bringers of Cheer, December 19, 2012.

Society, December 20, 2012.

Gifts, December 25, 2012.

It’s In Our Back Yard, December 27, 2012.

2013

Cuba, January 1, 2013.

A Working Holiday, January 2, 2013.

Where Was I? January 12, 2013.

Looking In on Lincoln’s Inaugurations, January 17, 2013.

Obamacratic Gossip, January 25, 2013.

American Beauty: The Inauguration as Medium and Message, January 30, 2013.

The Real Thing, January 30, 2013.

All About a Ball, February 3, 2013.

Social Welfare Comes of Age, February 7, 2013.

1913: A Beginning More Modern Than Intended, March 3, 2013.

Introducing Continental Chicago, March 15, 2013.

Kickstarter a Natural for PBS, March 26, 2013.

The Era of the Dynamite Girl, April 18, 2013.

The Greening of American Workers, May 10, 2013.

Roundup Ready, May 29, 2013.

A Meditation on the Old North Bridge, July 4, 2013.

The GW Who Lacks a Memorial, July 29, 2013.

The Summer Without a Summer, August 7, 2013.

Papal Charisma, August 23, 2013.

Peaceful Co-Existence, September 4, 2013.

Republican Fire-Eaters, September 30, 2013.

The GOP Obstructionists, October 3, 2013.

The GOP’s Marriage of Convenience Turns Sour, October 23, 2013.

On John Kerry’s Eerie Resemblance to George Washington, October 28, 2013.

Use Post Offices to Turn Obamacare into a Smashing Success, November 4, 2013.

The Burial of the Unknown Soldier, November 11, 2013.

E. B. Thompson: His Wives and Times, December 2, 2013.

2014

Christening the Quistconck, January 5, 2014.

It Was a Very Good Day for Charles M Schwab, January 9, 2014.

A Valentine’s Day Idyl, February 14, 2014.

Doings, March 13, 2014.

Susan H Douglas: She Collected the Stuff of American Politicking, April 6, 2014.

American Hunger Means a Feast for Some, April 18, 2014.

Kerry and Clinton in 2016, May 31, 2014.

Small Red House, June 5, 2014.

The Shape of the Post-Recession Economy, June 6, 2014.

A Nation of Bankers and Shopkeepers, June 8, 2014.

A Feather in Her Cap, or A Fire in Her Belly?,  June 12, 2014.

Earthly Glory, June 13, 2014.

A talent gap that favors the GOP, June 24, 2014.

The Real Stuff of History, July 3, 2014.

Speaking out on Politics, October 22, 2014.

On Getty’s Mountain, October 29, 2014.

After the Red Wave: What Democrats Should Do, November 6, 2014.

Democracy on the Ground, November 8, 2014.

A War with an End, November 11, 2014.

To the End of the Road, November 23, 2014.

American Scenes, December 2, 2014.

‘Summertime 1944,’ December 6, 2014.

Jamaica Pond ice-skaters, 1859, December 11, 2014.

Cool Girls with Skates, December 14, 2014.

Philadelphia on Ice, December 16, 2014.

Ice-Skates circa 1850, December 20, 2014.

2015

Boy-powered ice-sweepers, January 8, 2015.

Scenarios of a possible presidential run, January 9, 2015.

Thanks to ice-skating, ladies’ skirts rise, January 10, 2015.

The backward-looking person, January 11, 2015.

Sisterhood on ice, January 15, 2015.

Football: A Romance in Pictures, February 1, 2015.

Hello, February, February 6, 2015.

February 12: Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12, 2015.

Hawaii from above, February 15, 2015.

Lincoln at 52, February 21, 2015.

Chicago Is About to Become a Very Expensive Place to Live, February 22, 2015.

Where Prentice Stood, February 27, 2015.

Speed Skater Hugh Palliser, February 28, 2015.

March 4: Old Inauguration Day, March 4, 2015.

They Partied On, March 8, 2015.

Graces I Grew Up With, March 16, 2015.

Minnesota in the morning, March 18, 2015.

City, March 18, 2015.

The Democratic Party of My Dreams, March 19, 2015.

Rahm’s Chicago: A Nice Place to Visit, March 21, 2015.

As we descended into Seattle, March 28, 2015.

Seattle’s Arboretum, March 30, 2015.

An early aerial view of the University of Chicago, March 31, 2015.

Library of Congress Unveils Rare Civil War-era views, April 1, 2015.

Why not challenge the constitutionality of Illinois’s pension-protection clause?  April 14, 2015.

The bicycle starts a revolution, April 26, 2015.

Bike messengers by Lewis Hine, May 4, 2015.

Subject Illinois’s Pension-Protection Clause to Federal Challenge, May 19, 2015.

The Once and Future Cyclist, June 3, 2015.

All Ready for the Six-Day Grind, June 8, 2015.

Another Illinois Politico Goes Down, June 10, 2015.

A Talent Gap That Favors the GOP, June 14, 2015.

Betsy Ross of the Capitol, June 24, 2015.

Consign the Sociopath and Terrorist to Oblivion, June 25, 2015.

A Serious Problem for Patriots, June 26, 2015.

American Ancestry and Identification Mapped, June 28, 3015.

Mending the Flag, June 29, 2015.

He Chose Neither the Nation nor the Time, June 30, 2015.

Independence, July 4, 2015.

Who Will Climb to the Top of the GOP Heap?  July 18, 2015.

Theodore Roosevelt Jumps His Horse, 1902, July 21, 2015.

Origins (PAGE), 30 July 2015.

Slovakia Within the Austro-Hungarian Empire (PAGE), 30 July 2015.

When Nominating a President United a Party, 31 July, 2015.

The Slovakian Census of 1869 (PAGE), 9 August 2015.

Regarding the Ordinary American, 16 August 2015.

The Only Time President Roosevelt Ever Consented to Pose Before a Kodak, 22 August 2015.

The Bicycle Begins, 25 August 2015.

The Dream of Emancipation, 31 August 2015.

Today We Rest From Our Labors, 7 September 2015.

Ours Is A Sympathetic Service, 9 September 2015.

The Humanitarian Sensibility, 10 September 2015.

Factor Rauner In, 12 September 2015.

The GOP Candidates Debate on CNN, 17 September 2015.

A Death Pool for GOP candidates, 18 September 2015.

An Overseer and His Underlings, 19 September 2015.

Marco Rubio’s Problem, 23 September 2015.

Exploring Farm Security Photography, 14 October 2015.

The President’s Vision of Progress on Guns, 27 October 2015.

Leaving Fort Lauderdale, 29 October 2015.

S Is For Supernatural, 31 October 2015.

Good TV Is the Front-Runner, For Now, 7 November 2015.

The Paris Attacks, 14 November 2015.

Resisting the Drumbeat, 23 November 2015.

Maidens Speed-Skate, 1809, 24 November 2015.

Scandal Envelops Chicago, 3 December 2015.

A Day in the Life of the Finance Committee: Estate of McDonald, case no. 14C2041, 7 December 2015.

The Neapolitan Crèche, 13 December 2015.

Could Donald Trump Become President? 20 December 2015.

George and Martha Washington’s Christmas Pyes, 23 December 2015.

2016

Ready or Not,  1 January 2016.

Hello, 2016, 5 January 2016.

The Biggest Worries of 2016, 9 January 2016.

The State of the Union? The President Was Too Hyped To Care, 14 January 2016.

Thomas Nast’s ‘Central Park in Winter’, 22 January 2016.

Campaign Notes (The GOP), 4 February 2016.

Why Hillary Should Declare, ‘I’m Worth It,’ 5 February 2016.

The Feminist Gap, 11 February 2016.

Will the Electorate Destroy the Political Parties?, 17 February 2016.

A Glimpse of the Young Newspaperman Horace Greeley, 20 February 2016.

The Un-Democratic Party, 25 February 2016.

Columbia Has Her Eye on You, 27 February 2016.

GOP Options, 4 March 2016.

Girl With a Kodak on a Winter’s Day, 8 March 2016.

The Disquieting Donald J. Trump, 16 March 2016.

After the Tax Bill Passed, 18 March 2016.

The Rebel Angels, 24 March 2016.

The Teachers’ Example, 1 April 2016.

Master the CPS Pension Crisis in 5 Easy Steps, 4 April 2016.

When A Party Divides: The Democrats in 1860, 11 April 2016.

Bernie Sanders’ Strong Hand, 23 April 2016.

Our Political Parties Are Behind the Times, 24 April 2016.