Category: Politics

Laws, taxes and ads -- Are they really making a difference?

The last person to constantly lay heavy guilt on me was my mother. That seems, however, to be inherent to Jewish mothers. However, it should not be the role of politicians such as Michael Bloomberg and Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle is the face and the voice behind the recently instituted tax on just about any beverage... Read more »

And you thought Chicago political campaigns were whacked out...

I’m not a fan of campaign signs. I know they’re essential to campaigns because how else will people get to know the candidates? There’s so much information on a campaign sign that there’s no need to research a candidate or slate. You can find out that some is experienced, dedicated and that the candidate cares.... Read more »

A reason to chicken out?

I’m ready to go to Caribou Coffee again. So what? Up until late last year or early this year, depending how you read financial reports, a majority share owner of Caribou Coffee was Arcapita, an investment firm based out of Bahrain.  Before a clever company renaming, it was First Islamic Investment Bank, whose mission was... Read more »

Happy times for the Postal Service

My fellow Americans – The Postal Service has been saved. This is not change you can believe in, nor is it the result of an economic stimulus. It’s the result of the campaign in the newly revamped 10th Congressional District. So the next time you put a stamp on a letter, card or bill payment,... Read more »