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My 22-year-old prescient Sun-Times column about today's nasty elections

You are mistaken if you think nasty, divisive elections are something new. On February 25, 1996 while I was a member of the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board, I wrote a column that sounds like it was ripped from today’s headlines. It was about the vile slings and arrows directed at Pat Buchanan who was a perennial presidential... Read more »

"How Donald Trump locked up the jerk vote"

Donald Trump has a “clear path” to securing the Republican nomination for president, according to pundits. For those of us, dumbfounded for how this monstrous demagogue did it, here is an explanation from Paul Waldman in his column, “How Donald Trump locked up the jerk vote.” Explaining why the iconic basketball coach and first-class idiot endorsed... Read more »

Trump and Sanders engage in the 'politics of high fantasy'

Charles Krauthammer sees magic in the appeal of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. Krauthammer said in a Chicago Tribune op-ed, “In truth, Trump and Sanders are soaring not just by defyingHe the establishment, but by defying logic and history. Sanders’ magic potion is socialism; Trump’s is Trump.” He concludes: The added... Read more »
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Itemizing the many failures and broken promises of Barack Obama

I, too, was once a liberal

Electoral College reform; would it work in Illinois?

Illinois is one of 48 states that give all of its electoral votes to the presidential candidate that wins all of the state’s electoral votes. Because of widespread discontent over the occasional  loser having a bigger popular vote than the winner, various kinds of reform have been offered. One that appears to be gaining steam,... Read more »
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