“We tortured some folks,” said our folksy constitutional law professor-president in what may be the most inappropriate use of the word “folks” I’ve ever heard. He later said all the right things about how this is not who we are as a people.
A debatable point, perhaps, since the rationale and orders for torture–excuse me, enhanced interrogation techniques–came from the leaders of this great nation, administered with our taxes by the Central Intelligence Agency... Read the full story »
Let’s hope sincerity isn’t among the attributes of Chicago’s new Treasurer, at least when it comes to his action plan for city investments.
Kurt Summers was sworn in today as Treasurer and released a 90-day action plan that he described in a luncheon address at the City Club of Chicago. His comments are reported in a Sun-Times article linked here and the plan is linked here.
His plan contains a number of elements, but first on his list, and the one he emphasized... Read the full story »
Here’s a multiple choice question.
Bob Dold (R) won his comeback bid in Illinois’ upscale North Shore/east Lake County 10th congressional district because he:
Got more votes than incumbent Brad Schneider (D).
Spent more money than Schneider.
Neutralized Schneider’s appeal to Jewish voters.
Ran a brilliant, flawless relentless 2-year campaign to regain the seat he lost to Schneider in 2012.
Morphed himself into Mark Kirk.
Uttered the right platitudes in an anti-Obama year.
Democratic turnout... Read the full story »