[ • 19 Sep 2014 • No Comment]
Let’s imagine a college basketball team had a 13-1 record in conference play and was 26-4, overall, going into the NCAA tournament. You might assume it gets a top seed in the tourney and is favored to go deep, maybe even reach the Final Four. But what if we told you the team was Harvard? They got a 12th seed in the tourney. No one is, or was, knocking Harvard. The Crimson had an awesome team last year, bumping off Cincinnati (a 5th seed) and then holding their own, until finally succumbing, to...

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[ • 17 Sep 2014 • No Comment]
Pat Quinn is a totally and completely undisciplined individual who thinks this government is nothing but a large easel on which to do his PR work. He almost created a shambles in that department” Harold Washington, 1987 Read the full story »
[ • 17 Sep 2014 • No Comment]
Like Captain Renault in “Casablanca,” reporters and advocates of Illinois’ medical marijuana program are shocked…shocked that Republican gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner thinks the state should actually make some money off the licensing of growers and sellers. “I have to say that I am deeply troubled that he would treat this program as a money maker for the state,” Chris Lindsey of the Marijuana Policy Project told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I’m not sure he understands what the...

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[ • 17 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
In sports, just like every other endeavor in life, you can’t win if you don’t show up. Quitters forfeit the game, and deserve no respect. Now that the baseball season is thankfully culminating, and the Cubs and White Sox are fiercely striving to be among the half-dozen worst teams in Major League Baseball, it’s time to move on, and identify other losers. No, not the Bears – at least not yet. How about the Cook County Republican Party? At least the Sox and Cubs show up to play, albeit to...


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[ • 16 Sep 2014 • 2 Comments ]
I would like to be able to support President Obama’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” the self-proclaimed Islamic State, whether you call it ISIS or ISIL–the latter suggesting the entire group of Eastern Mediterranean countries historically called the Levant, a territory well beyond Iraq and Syria that includes Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories and southern Turkey. Unfortunately there is a gaping hole in his strategy. I fully agree ISIS is a murderous,...


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[ • 15 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
A deal involving the federal government’s most expensive lease in Chicago produced millions of dollars in profits for a development group that included Penny Pritzker, a top campaign fund-raiser for President Barack Obama who is now his commerce secretary. The developers also included Jack Higgins, a friend and political backer of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. Over the 14-year term of the lease, the government will pay $280 million in rent and operating expenses for the Near West Side property,...


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[ • 12 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
Mayor Hubert Hermanek, Jr. of west suburban North Riverside, after yesterday announcing an impasse after six “good faith” negotiating sessions with Firefighters Union Local 2714, instructed the village’s attorneys to file suit today in Cook County Circuit Court asking that court to affirm North Riverside’s right to legally terminate the firefighters’ contract, which expired on April 30, 2014. North Riverside, with a population of 6,672 in 2,827 households, derives most of its revenue from...


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[ • 12 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
From the Thomas Moore Society Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its decision to dismiss the appeal brought by Satkar Hospitality Inc. against Illinois Review, a conservative news blog. In 2011, Satkar sued Illinois Review for defamation. The U.S. District Court dismissed the lawsuit, but Satkar appealed the decision, and in May, 2013, Thomas More Society brought oral arguments in defense of Illinois Review before the Seventh Circuit. “We’re very pleased...


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[ • 11 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
In 2006, an anti-Bush, anti-Republican, pro-Democratic “wave” year, Democrats made a net gain of 31 U.S. House seat, eliminating the Republicans’ 232-202 majority, giving the Democrats a 233-201 majority, and making Nancy Pelosi speaker. Of those 31 turnovers, only three reverted to the Republicans in 2008. In 2008, the “Year of Obama,” when anti-Bush fever crested, another 21 Democrats won Republican seats, upping their majority to 257-178. But Obamacare and other liberal initiatives took...


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