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How Gov. Rauner can bring down Boss Michael Madigan

John Kass has a brilliant column in today’s Chicago Tribune on how Gov. Bruce Rauner can bring down the seemingly invincible Boss Michael Madigan. Madigan has been running things for decades in Illinois and is deeply responsible for bringing the state to its financial knees. But because Madigan has a grip on his own legislative... Read more »

Good questions to ask Hillary Clinton about her emails

Even though Hillary Clinton has tweeted today that she wants the “public to see her email,” there are some mighty good questions that still need to be asked and answered about her (private?, secret?) account. They come from the Sunlight Foundation, “a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more... Read more »

Democracy sucks

How else, other than democracy sucks, to explain the horrendous state of Chicago and Illinois. How else to explain the seemingly ho-hum attitude (see John Kass’ eloquent column) toward former IRS executive Lois Lerner’s missing two (yes, two!) years of emails and the oh-so coincidental hard drive crash to some of the people who received... Read more »
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Why I abandoned the Democratic Party

Check out: Why I mourn the death of JFK, America’s first neoconservative president. The link is here.  Hint: It abandoned me I came across this column I wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1996 just prior to the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago at which Bill Clinton and Al Gore for nominated for re-election... Read more »

Who are the 'progressives' that are targeted by the IRS?

Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee are trying to persuade us that the Internal Revenue Service did not exclusively target Tea Party, conservative and pro-life groups. Their statement opened. The Internal Revenue Service today provided Congressional investigators with new information that shows that the term “progressives” was included on the IRS “Be On... Read more »

Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama in 2016

A bumper sticker for Hillary Clinton for president and Michelle Obama for vice president in 2016. Yikes! Apparently, it’s an old story, but someone already is spending the money printing bumper stickers. What else is being done? Order my new historical novel, Madness: The War of 1812, from Amazon  To subscribe to the Barbershop, type your email address... Read more »
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The infamous Lois Lerner of IRS scandal fame tried to bully Illinois GOP candidate in 1996

Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who is a central figure in the agency’s scandalous and possibly illegal attempts to intimidate conservative, pro-life and other center-right groups, seems to have gone an early start in her alleged bullying tactics. The conservative blog, Illinois Review, has revealed allegations that Lerner, as head of the Enforcement Division... Read more »

Obama=Nixon

Who would have thought that Barack Obama would have descended to the depths that the disgraced Republican President Richard Nixon had in the scandal department? Obama now has three going for him all at once: The newest is the revelation that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of journalists who work for... Read more »

It's nut-cutting time for Rep. Bill Foster

Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat that voters in the northwestern suburbs returned to the House of Representatives after a defeat, now has to come clean. Does he support President Barack Obama’s proposed budget and its excessive new taxes? Who is asking? The National Republican Congressional Committee. Here’s its press release. WASHINGTON – It’s April 15th, infamously known... Read more »
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What's New York Mayor Bloomberg's millions doing in the election to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Buying the election, that’s what. You’d think that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s south suburban and Kankakee district has become a New York City borough from the way that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spreading around campaign contributions there. Reports Huff Post Politics: WASHINGTON — Through his super PAC, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has... Read more »
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