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Thursday, January 27

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That's Mike Royko satirizing advice columnists during his early years at the O'Hare News. Royko's son David recently unearthed that column from 1955 along with some guidelines for surviving an atomic war. At the Reader, Michael Miner provides some additional context on that period of Mike Royko's career.

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