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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:20 am
There are always two audiences for formal gubernatorial addresses: 1) Legislators who actually attend; and 2) Everyone else outside the Statehouse who watch it or read about it later.Gov. Bruce Rauner...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:20 am
 President Barack Obama seemed to admit almost right from the start of his address to the Illinois General Assembly last week about the need for a more civil politics that he probably wouldn’t...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:19 am
Last week a reporter said to Gov. Bruce Rauner that Secretary of State Jesse White had suggested that Rauner bring in former governors, including George Ryan, to help break the long governmental impas...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:20 am
 Every time Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a major speech, social media (and even mass media) lights him up over the way he drops his “g’s” at the end of words. He’s workin’ and doin’ his be...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:26 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner blew a perfect opportunity last week to finally drive a public wedge between Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan, clearly put Madigan on the defensive,...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:19 am
 A lot of folks have taken to calling Bruce Rauner “Governor 1 Percent” because of his immense personal wealth. Gov. Rauner himself told the Chicago Sun-Times during the 2014 campaign that he...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:20 am
“He has taught us how to deal with him,” explained one top official in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration when asked why the governor has once again cranked up his public criticism of Illinois H...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:19 am
 One of the realities of Illinois legislative politics is that our state’s system tends to discourage competition. Byzantine ballot access laws, a highly partisan legislative district map-drawi...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:21 am
 One of the concepts used so effectively by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign last year was what are called “OODA Loops.” I’m going to oversimplify because of space, but the idea, developed by...

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