Archive for March 2014

How Bruce Rauner Can Defeat Gov. Pat Quinn

Illinois is a red state with a big blue city disproportionately influencing its politics. If Illinois were any other state, or the Chicago metro was any smaller, Bruce Rauner’s Republican primary victory would have assured him a landslide win in the general election against an incumbent governor who has terrible approval ratings. However, this is... Read more »

Russia Stares Down U.S., NATO, EU over Ukraine

Russia will occupy parts of east Ukraine for the foreseeable future. How much Ukrainian territory the Russians decide to grab is in doubt, but that they will hold on to some seems inevitable. That is a statement no one would have taken seriously a year ago, but one that is a reality today partly because... Read more »