Category: Elections

Is Emanuel's decision not to run and his issuing $10 billion in city bonds related?

What does Rahm (Lame Duck) Emanuel plan to do after leaving the mayor’s office next year? Here’s a thought: He’s planning to issue $10 billion in bonds to help pay down the city’s huge pension debt. Imagine the commissions that the bonds will generate. Now ask where Emanuel plans to work after he leaves office.... Read more »

Hey Sean Casten, a fetus is not a gall bladder

Sean Casten, a Democrat running against Rep. Peter Roskam in Chicago’s west suburban 6th congressional district, gets a nomination  for the most heartless and cruel statement of the mid-term election campaign. Also dangerous.  I view abortion as a medical procedure like a gall bladder surgery. Roskam in his debate with Casten replied with simple clarity, “Abortion is not gall... Read more »

Oprah for President? Bring it on

Lot’s of people would love to see Oprah Winfrey take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. They believe that Trump would thump Oprah. They might be right: A rich, liberal  candidate from the coast? Democrats already had one of those and look what it got them: Trump.  Trump says he would be glad to take... Read more »
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Did the gropers and harassers cost Hillary Clinton the election?

You had to know that this was coming. In the wild search to find the real reason (as if we haven’t found it yet) for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid, now comes this cockamamie assertion: The gropers and the sexual harassers did it. This preposterous assertion was made by Jill Filipovic in a New York Times op-ed,... Read more »

Rep. Gutierrez' rigged succession: it's the Chicago Way

“[There is] no quid pro quo,” — Rep. Luis Gutierrez’ denial that there was a secret, backroom deal behind his sudden, surprising retirement from  his congressional seat and endorsement of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia as his successor. Oh, sure. That’ll rank right up there in Chicago political lore with the late Mayor Richard J. Daley’s famously absurd assertion that, “There... Read more »

Firefighter also running for village board in Glenview

After writing last week about a fire fighter running for the village board in Northbrook, my attention was drawn to another fire fighter running for the village board in neighboring Glenview. What’s going on in the north suburbs that’s prompting fire fighters to take advantage of a loophole in Illinois law that allows fire fighters–and fire fighters... Read more »
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Is Trump nuts or is Obama a worse criminal than Nixon?

What is an American to do? Not in my 75 years have I witnesses such a storm of accusations and re-accusations flying back and forth, with little or no substantiation. Did Barack Obama, in his waning days as president, order the wiretapping of president-elect Donald Trump, as Trump asserts with no evidence? Did Trump inappropriately... Read more »

Evidence of illegal voting

Dare I challenge the given wisdom of most of my colleagues at ChicagoNow and suggest that voter fraud might be, well, at least just a tinsy-winsy problem? Yes, I know that I’m supposed to believe that vote fraud virtually doesn’t exist at all, based, I am led to believe by some social science “research.” Yet,... Read more »

Laugh at the liberals who said Donald Trump would NEVER be president

He who laughs last laughs best.
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The alt-left's fake news about "voter suppression" in Wisconsin

This article also appeared in the Weekly Standard online. When it comes to the widening “post-fact,” “post-truth” and “fake news” landscape supposedly foisted on naïve Americans by the alt-right, it would be hard to outdo the progressive narrative of how Wisconsin’s voter ID law “suppressed” turnout and handed Donald Trump the state’s ten electoral votes.... Read more »
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