Posts tagged "Eric Zorn"

Better than the Super Bowl and Downton Abbey: Berkowitz w/Chicago Tribune Editorial Writer Kristen McQueary, Web and Cable

Jeff Berkowitz: …So, [the Chicago Tribune] went with political expediency over what you know in your heart is right. Kristen McQueary: No, no, no. We went with the best decision for the state…And, we said- vote yes on this [Pension] bill and then keep working toward a solution. Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban... Read more »

Should WTTW be renamed LTTL (Liberals talking to liberals)? Where’s the ideological balance?

That omission is not too surprising when you have your hired staff and management all drink from the same idea pool.  Looking out of the window to WTTW’s world, it appears to WTTW’s staff that all right thinking individuals support abortion, gun control, same sex marriage, more government spending and higher taxes.  And married pols... Read more »

Better than Michigan at Notre Dame, Berkowitz w/ Russell on Opportunity Scholarships: Cable and Web

Jeff Berkowitz: I hope Rahm Emanuel is watching this because he wants Chicago to be the idea city.  Eric Zorn, who is a very bright guy and a great Chicago Tribune columnist, said to me, “Well, Jeff, if you have school vouchers-school choice, the Chicago Public Schools would fall apart.” John Russell: Now, that’s not... Read more »

Better than Maddow w/Romney: Berkowitz w/ Tribune's Zorn on Cable/Web on Romney's taxes, Dem's Joe McCarthy and who "built it."

  Jeff Berkowitz: Where does [economic] growth come from? Government or entrepreneurs? Eric Zorn [Chicago Tribune]: Obviously entrepreneurs are the real engine of growth, but you can’t have entrepreneurs if you don’t have government behind them. They cannot operate without the structure— Jeff Berkowitz: We could have a lot less government behind us and then... Read more »

Stimulating Dreams: Better than Berkowitz w/Obama, Berkowitz w/Zorn on Obama's Economy Fix

From Eric Zorn, to Jeff Berkowitz:     I doubt that a larger [economic] stimulus could have passed…But I admit not only that Obama thought at the time [800 billion dollars of stimulus] was going to be enough but also that it wasn’t deftly designed for maximum impact… ********************************************** I keep having this dream, again and... Read more »

What a surprise! Really! Eric Zorn repeats the Obama-Democratic Party distortion

Taking a bullet for Obama and the Democratic Party My good friend, Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune opinion columnist and blogger, took a bullet for his fellow Democrat, President Obama, yesterday, using about one half of his “Change of Subject” print page to, well, change the subject and match the equivalent  of a “white lie,” by... Read more »

Watch Illinois Policy Institute's Tillman on Cable/Web: Obama, Gas Prices, School Choice, Milton Friedman, Adam Smith, the Wealth of Nations and oh, so much more.

Is the Illinois Policy Institute (liberty and free market based), reinvigorated in the last few years under the leadership of its CEO, John Tillman, now one of the two most influential public policy think tanks in Illinois? The answer has to be “Yes, it is.”  Major events hosted by the Illinois Policy Institute in the... Read more »

Gov. Pat Quinn's Budget, Sen. Brady's Message and the Mainstream Media

  Tomorrow is the big day.  Governor Quinn is supposed to lay out his Fiscal 2011 budget for the State of Illinois.  The last time he did this, he had only recently moved up from Lt. Gov. to Governor, and the budget was still, in a sense Gov. Blagojevich’s budget, except for the income tax... Read more »

On the Road to greater healthcare regulation with President Obama

Video and other links added;  text revised and supplemented at 3:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon Natural monopoly In the olden days, we were used to regulating our public utilities: phone, gas, electric and water. Much, but not all, of the regulation was done on the state level, with the Feds there to backstop things. The theoretical economics... Read more »

The horrendous state of the Chicago Public Schools, 1980-2010: the setting for the Byrne-Zorn debate

The Byrne-Zorn Debate on school vouchers   Eric Zorn and Dennis Byrne started an online debate on School Choice-School Vouchers. I made some extended comments. The tone, tenor and substance of the debate, and the numerous comments received on Zorn’s site are first rate. It struck me, though, there was one thing lacking:  Any discussion... Read more »