[ • 26 May 2016 • One Comment]
From DePaul President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., commending the Communist Disruption of a DePaul College Republicans Event I realize that many of yesterday’s protesters hold similarly noble goals for a more inclusive world for those traditionally held aside by our society. I realize also that these young soldiers died for all the freedoms enshrined in our Bill of Rights, including freedom of speech and assembly. ​We honor their sacrifice best if we, too, remember and honor all the rights...

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[ • 26 May 2016 • No Comment]
Should we believe the James Bullard, President and CEO – Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis when he tweets Bullard: By nearly any metric, U.S. labor markets are at or beyond full employment https://t.co/f8py7wnCIT pic.twitter.com/wFuopZ42Un — St. Louis Fed (@stlouisfed) May 26, 2016   Or the St. Louis Fed showing 9 million people leaving the workforce since 2016? What would we do without the experts at the Fed making economic policy for the United States? Read the full story »
[ • 24 May 2016 • No Comment]
Let us stipulate that the Democratic nominating process is rigged in favor of the Establishment candidate–whomever he or she might be. The super-delegate system is the main instrument, as I have written before, and the choice of the highly partisan Congresswoman Deborah Wasserman Schultz (D,FL) as chair of the Democratic National Committee locked it tighter for Hillary Clinton this year. (Wasserman Schultz was a co-chair of the Clinton campaign against Obama in 2008.) Nothing personal against...

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[ • 18 May 2016 • No Comment ]
From Edgar County Watchdogs A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit was filed today in the 5th Judicial Circuit Court, Edgar County, against the Office of the Auditor General.  Also named in the suit is Frank Mautino, the current Auditor General. According to the complaint, Mautino failed to comply with certain requirements of the FOI Act to include production or certain records in his possession.  The complaint was filed by Kirk Allen, pro se.  Allen is the Co-Founder of the Edgar County...


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[ • 17 May 2016 • No Comment ]
Now that the media--very belatedly–smoked Donald Trump out on the lie that he couldn’t release his tax returns while they were under audit, it’s clear he has no intention of ever releasing them. We can only speculate on what he’s hiding, but there is no speculation on his lousy judgment. Take a recent action that would be laughable if it weren’t so dangerous: he appointed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as head of his transition team–whose most important function...


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[ • 13 May 2016 • No Comment ]
From Rolling Stone Billy Corgan had strong words for social justice movements and liberals in a new interview. “When I watch some of the clips … of some of these protests, I have no respect for what these people are doing,” he said in an interview on InfoWars, a website run by libertarian radio host Alex Jones. “They’re shutting down free speech. … I just don’t get it. To me it’s antithetical to the society that I believe in. But I try to listen to their argument.”
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[ • 12 May 2016 • No Comment ]
From CBS 2 The former top fundraiser for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (and Barack Obama ed.) has left a halfway house a free man, after spending nearly a decade in federal custody. An attorney for Antoin “Tony” Rezko confirmed his client was released Thursday and was looking forward to being reunited with his family. In another convenient story Related Midwest has taken part ownership of 62 acres southwest of Clark Street and Roosevelt Road, and will be the lead developer...


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[ • 11 May 2016 • No Comment ]
From the Daily Herald A plan approved in the Illinois Senate Tuesday to redistribute education funding would eventually cost many suburban schools, leading one lawmaker to warn, “If you’re a suburbanite, they’re coming after you.” The plan from state Sen. Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat, is intended to send more money to less-wealthy districts. The Senate approved it by a 31-21 vote after Republicans and Democrats sparred for a week about disputed sets of numbers showing how districts...


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[ • 10 May 2016 • One Comment ]
Everyone wants to cut to the chase: Can Donald Trump possibly be elected president? All the current information, from polling, to demographics, to the recent history of  the electoral college map says no. Some–including many Republicans–believe he could lose so badly that he carries down-ballot candidates with him and that Democrats take back the Senate and even the House . Now that the primaries are nearly over and a general election constituency lies before him, he faces losses among...


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