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Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:20 am
Illinois Republicans have long complained that House Speaker Michael Madigan’s campaign organization doesn’t just beat you, it destroys you. Madigan doesn’t always set out to merely win; he want...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:19 am
 QUIT POINTING FINGERSI have heard the news reports – the ones that say the governor is blaming the legislature for the budget impasse – the ones that say the legislature is blaming the gover...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:18 am
In this week’s cover story on the outrageous ways Illinois lawmakers spend their campaign funds, our Bruce Rushton quotes one state senator saying the public isn’t interested in this subject. “W...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:17 am
The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) released 29,962 prisoners in 2014, according to the department’s FY2014 annual report. Research suggests that the ex-offender’s biggest hurdle to reen...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:22 am

Judging our elected emperors by their clothes

 I took in two things during lunch the other day. One was bean soup. The other was Goethe’s observation that the nobleman “tells us everything through the person he presents, but . . . the bu...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:21 am
 The financial transaction tax is not an idea whose time has just now come; it simply has returned. From 1914 to 1966, our country taxed all sales and transfers of stock. The tax was doubled in t...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:20 am
 “How do they sleep at night?”It’s a question I’m asked a lot these days. The inquirers always wonder how Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan and their more full-throated ena...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:19 am
 DEMS, VOTE GOPI voted for Rauner; mea culpa. Now I beg that Democrats cross over and vote in the Republican primary. Vote against Trump; Hillary is not likely to lose. Vote for McCann and agains...

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