Category: Elections

Biden is right: America's soul is imperiled

“Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the “soul of this nation” [is] at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election,” reports the AP. Got that right. But the threat not only comes from the far right, but also from the far left. One might even argue... Read more »

Is Chicago ready for socialism?

No, not the real Marxist kind of socialism, in which the city owns the “means of production.” I can’t imagine ever seeing a City of Chicago Pharmacy replacing Walgreens or Chicago owning and trying to run the Ford Motor Co. Assembly Plant on South Torrence Ave. Instead, I’m talking about the ultra-progressive Democrats and socialist poseurs like... Read more »

While we're dumping the Electoral College, let's chuck the states too

Why not? Ultimately the reason we have an Electoral College is to give additional voice to the states. Meaning to the citizens of small states so they’re not overwhelmed by the big ones. And so, we also need to dump the U.S. Senate, because like the Electoral College, it’s another American institution that gives states–the small ones–an... Read more »
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Paul Vallas for Chicago mayor

Chicago cries out for a new mayor who  is independent, smart, honest and experienced, Someone who knows his way around the corrupt Chicago Democratic Machine but is not a part of it. Someone whose entire career has been devoted to fixing broken systems. Or managing ones in crisis. And what city is, at once, broken and... Read more »

“She basically said she’s our tribe.”

Tribe? Perfect. What better way for the Chicago Teachers Union to describe itself? Stacy Davis Gates, CTU vice president, was referring to Chicago mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle’s TV ad touting her teaching career. “You saw the commercial. She’s basically said she’s our tribe.” Exactly. Preckwinkle gladly is the beneficiary of organized labor’s resources, including the CTU, American Federation of Teachers... Read more »

George H.W. Bush's presidency was far from ho-hum

For all the great things that George H.W. Bush accomplished during his presidency, there’s at least one historian who thinks not so much: Northwestern University history Professor Michael Sherry. Sherry’s willfully blind assessment of the Bush’s great four years in the White House amounted to condemnation by faint praise. Two sources  (here and here) sum up in identical  language Sherry’s flawed perspective... Read more »
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Why the Illinois GOP got shellacked

To borrow from former President Barack Obama, who once said his own party got shellacked by Republicans, Illinois Democrats ripped the faltering Illinois Republican Party a new one in Tuesday’s midterm elections. How did that happen? Blame the Republicans themselves for their ineptitude. Illinois GOP leaders need to find themselves some new political advisors; the ones now... Read more »

Why was a Democrat sample ballot in my voting booth?

Image my surprise that when I went into my voting booth today to discover  a Democrat sample ballot there. I immediately summoned a judge to the booth and firmly told her that no sample ballot should be allowed in the voting booth and not in the polling place. She immediately took it, tore it up and... Read more »

My fear is bigger than your fear

Democrats accuse Republicans of fear mongering, pointing to how President Donald Trump is playing on fears that America will drown under the weight of  illegal foreigners and that they are a threat to our national security and personal safety. And more. Republicans accuse Democrats of fear mongering, pointing to how the left is sliding America into... Read more »
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With the booming economy, Dems had to find another way to scare the bejabbers out of voters

And they found it: Dire warnings  that Republicans would kill the law requiring health care insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. That the fear-mongering assertions were taken up by Democrat candidates and their supporters at almost the precise same time indicates that it was a strategy universally adopted by the party. It was Plan B after... Read more »
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