5 Reasons for 20-Somethings to Vote for Bruce Rauner

Whichever side of the partisan divide you stand on, I think there is broad consensus in Illinois that Gov. Pat Quinn has been a bad leader and should not get another term. We all know the case against Quinn because we have lived through the consequences of his inept leadership: Minimal job growth Despite raising... Read more »

State Election Matters More Than Federal This Year

States across the country have recognized the paralysis in Washington, D.C. and decided to take action on their own. Both Democratic and Republican controlled state legislatures and chief executives are taking action on fiscal and economic matters under their control, setting off a competition among the states to create the most desirable place to live,... Read more »

A rebuttal on the Dave McKinney issue

Dave McKinney, the now former Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief, is married to a very talented Democratic media strategist, Ann Liston. She is a superstar in the political media strategy community having been a key figure in crafting a media strategy for President Obama in 2012 that not only cast Mitt Romney as anti-women and... Read more »

A Vote for Grimm is a Vote for Quinn. Choose Rauner for Reform.

A new poll released this weekend not only shows that Pat Quinn has a lead in the race for Illinois governor but also that the Libertarian Party candidate is earning 7% of the statewide vote, more than enough to block Bruce Rauner’s path to victory. The Libertarian Party candidate, Chad Grimm, is the only third... Read more »

Offensive Liberalism

“Not all Republicans are racist, but all racists are Republicans,” said almost every die-hard American liberal/progressive since the 1960s. This offensive and disgraceful smear is a conversation ender that the American left has dispatched countless times when debating their political opposition, even on issues totally unrelated to race. It’s also a phrase casually bantered about... Read more »

A Conservative Conundrum

Like any large and diverse political party, Republicans often argue among themselves about the current posture of the party and the future direction it should take. We argue about the big things (defense and economic policies) and the small things (defining modern Conservatism in the U.S.A.). Sometimes, our squabbles spill out in the open, forcing... Read more »

Quinn vs. Rauner: Follow the Money

Illinois liberals and local media have made a big deal about Bruce Rauner’s personal wealth, particularly his donation of nearly $10 million to his own campaign fund since the start of the primary race last year. Rauner is not entirely self funding his campaign. The Repulican Governors Association has poured in $4 million, Citadel CEO... Read more »

Ponder this While Watching Air and Water Show

Late Saturday afternoon, the world learned of another horrific crime against humanity committed in northern Syria at the hands of the Islamic militant group, ISIL. UK-based Syrian opposition activists reported that ISIL had executed 700 members of the al-Sheitaat tribe in Deir Ezzor. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said many of the tribesmen had been... Read more »

Iraq: We Broke It, We Bought It

While Iraq’s ethnic, religious and cultural rivalries are centuries old, the current crisis is a direct result of a decade of U.S. foreign policy failures. This fact alone makes it our nation’s responsibility to prevent ISIL from carrying out a humanitarian worst case scenario. This fact is the reason we can’t avoid intervention in Iraq... Read more »

Mali, Iraq and a 21st Century U.S. Foreign Policy

A small, but violent group of radical Islamists emerge from remote desert enclaves to join forces with aggrieved locals and capture large swaths of land while taking control of large, historic cities. That statement is not only a summary of recent events in Iraq, but also of nearly identical events that unfolded in the central African... Read more »