Scott Reeder: Scott Reeder writes about a verbal faux pas in which he made reference to a “girls bicycle” while purchasing one for his daughter.
Scott Reeder writes about how the majority of Illinois sheriffs are refusing to enforce the new state law banning assault weapons.
Scott Reeder: By its nature, democracy is supposed to be messy. It’s often about building coalitions and holding them.
Scott Reeder writes about Christmas and reaching out to help others.
Scott Reeder writes about why the travails of politicians' children shouldn't be written about.
Scott Reeder: Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation that would not only ban the future sale of “assault weapons” but would require the registration of ones already owned.
Scott Reeder: One of Scott Reeder’s most requested columns is this one on the meaning of Thanksgiving. It has become an annual tradition to share it with readers.
Scott Reeder: Family members of those caring for parents with dementia may ask: When a patient can no longer advocate for themselves do they just fall through the cracks?
Scott Reeder: Democracy is dying in this nation and it’s being killed by entrenched interests in both political parties.
Scott Reeder: Today, little masked hobgoblins will be knocking at our doors wanting handfuls of candy and it’s important to remember the rules of good behavior – for adults – not just the children.
Scott Reeder: Looking into the murderer’s eyes I felt no fear. Any menace he once possessed was long gone. Looking at him, the only word that came to mind was: pathetic.
Scott Reeder: Yes, it’s ok for men to cry. And men can wear pink. Breast cancer and the women we love, make us do both.
Scott Reeder: Grief is a strange thing.You never get over it. You just learn to live with it.
Opinion: In the wake of Adnan Syed’s release from prison, Scott Reeder writes about the problem of wrongful convictions and the need to hold those in power accountable.
Scott Reeder: I also make a point of reading authors I know I will disagree with. Sometimes, I read material that I know going in I will find revolting.