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Blame Sen. Dick Durbin for congressional gridlock

With public approve of Congress at or near all-time lows because partisan politics has paralyzed the House and Senate, it is amazing how Illinois’ own Democratic senator, Dick Durbin, the second most powerful man in the Senate, has escaped any blame. Of course, he doesn’t deserve the entire blame, but as Senate Majority Leader Harry... Read more »

More racism in the Chicago mayor's race

Former President Bill Clinton’s appearance here endorsing Rahm Emanuel for mayor has brought forth the usual racism that seems to grip the old black leadership in town.  No, this time I’m not talking about the Rev. Jesse Jackson. it’s Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois) who brought it up this time. As reported in the Chicago Tribune:... Read more »

Race-based mayoral pick showcases political immaturity

The cajoling, nagging or backroom dealing necessary to driveDanny Davis out of the Chicago mayoral race, leaving Carol Moseley Braun as the last major black candidate, signals the arrival — we’re told — of “political maturity” by African-American leaders. That’s what Chicago Sun-Times columnist and political analyst Laura Washington told The Associated Press shortly after black leaders on Saturday announced that Davis,... Read more »
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The only issues in Illinois that matter

  Forget about gun control, energy, abortion, public safety and all the other issues that are cluttering up the Illinois gubernatorial race. The only things that matter in the race between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Sen. Bill Brady are how to dig the state out of the biggest financial hole it has... Read more »

Mark Kirk's military history: 3 views

Mark Kirk's military history: 3 views
The views are from (1) those who believe the Illinois Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mark Kirk, has exaggerated his military record; (2) those who think that he is getting a bum rap, and (3) mine.Here is a clarification from Kirk himself about the honors he has received from his military service. Here is an... Read more »

Democrats running against Obama

Sounds like rats abandoning ship. This story suggests that an increasing number of Democrats are finding running against President Barack Obama’s policies is a successful election strategy. 
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An alternative to Schakowsky

Getting tired of the ultra-liberal Rep. Jan Schakowsky? The north suburban/North Side Democrat actually has some competition, but it might be hard to find out much about him because he’s not given much of a chance against the aging congresswoman.  If you want to find out more about her opponent, Joel Pollak, the Milwaukee Examiner... Read more »

Tax exemption for Planned Parenthood?

The usual collection of anti-life* organizations didn’t take long to bare their fangs at state Sen. William Brady after he was confirmed as the Republican nominee for Illinois governor. In particularly harsh words for activists who pride themselves on their compassion, Illinois Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, Chicago-NOW, Personal PAC and Citizen Action Illinois labeled Brady... Read more »

A wise word for Illinois GOPers

Sometimes Kirk’s worst enemies are angry conservatives in his own party. Tribune photo by Nancy Stone Illinois Republicans are tempted to raise their heads out of the foxholes they’ve dug themselves because of Republican Scott Brown’s election in Massachusetts. John McCain came to town and wisely told the GOP not to get cocky. As the... Read more »
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Todd Stroger is available

Stroger for Lieutenant Governor! The junta that decided that Todd Stroger would make such a wonderful Cook County board president now has an opportunity to give him a promotion for a job well done. Democrats are looking for a new lieutenant governor candidate, and who could be better suited for the job? The lieutenant governor... Read more »
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