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For the first time in more than a decade, a train has travelled from South Korea across the heavily guarded border into North Korea. Koreas begin removing land mines from the DMZ to ease military tensions North Korea destroys 10 front line guard posts North and South Korean Soldiers Shake Hands in Sign of Peace Hat Tip Bill Baar Read the full story »
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[ • 28 Nov 2018 • One Comment]
If there was not a “caravan” of some 5000 asylum-seeking migrants at our southern border,  it would be necessary for Donald Trump to invent one in order to panic the congress into giving him billions of dollars to build that wall Mexico was supposed to pay for.    So he only has to invent fearsome myths about those caravans  to scare us into believing our very safety and democracy is being threatened. He has inflated a major administrative problem–processing huge numbers...

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An Illinois Democrat told her Republican colleague she’d like to make a ‘broth of Legionella’ and infect his loved one so they ‘ultimately die’ during a heated debate Tuesday on the House floor. Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Oswego) made the comment as lawmakers debated a bill that’d raise the maximum Court of Claims award from $100,000 to $2 million. “To the representative from Lombard [Rep. Peter Breen], I would like to make him a broth of Legionella and pump...


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[ • 27 Nov 2018 • No Comment ]
From Life Site LifeSite: During the recent Baltimore meeting, Cardinal Blase Cupich stated that one should “differentiate” between consensual sexual acts between adults and the abuse of minors, implying that a priest’s homosexual relations with another adult is not a major problem. What is your own response to this kind of approach? Müller: One can differentiate everything – and then even consider oneself to be a great intellectual – but not a grave sin which excludes a person from...


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[ • 13 Nov 2018 • One Comment ]
The most potent organizing force for Democrats’ success in the midterms was obviously Donald Trump, who inspired hundreds of thousands of previously uninvolved people to organize and vote–against him via his congressional stooges.     Granted there was much to mourn last Tuesday, but, on balance, the glass is more than half full.  A good deal  of the credit goes to the largely unsung newly organized groups of the Resistance.  Operating under the rubrics of Indivisible, Women’s...


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[ • 7 Nov 2018 • One Comment ]
How much closer to Detroit or Puerto Rico must Illinois go before it reforms? That’s now the central question, and tonight we’ve learned we have much further to go. The primary culprits in Illinois’s collapse ran the field — Chicago machine Democrats retained firm control of both houses of the General Assembly and won every statewide office.  Congressional election results were just as dismal. Plenty of Republicans share blame. Bruce Rauner was a failure, deeply alienating even his base....


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[ • 5 Nov 2018 • No Comment ]
Growth is determined by a perpetual tug-of-war between entrepreneurship and government redistribution. When President Obama was in office, we believed incredible technological innovation would allow for economic growth in spite of Obamacare, greater redistribution, higher taxes and increased regulatory burdens. We thought it would be a Plow Horse Economy, and that things would get better if we did not grow government so much. From mid-2009 through early 2017, real GDP grew at a 2.2% annual rate,...


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[ • 5 Nov 2018 • No Comment ]
In true Trumpian fashion,  mayoral candidate William “Bill” Daley gave two Chicago newspapers  two opposing opinions of his brother Richard’s most detested deed as mayor: virtually selling the city’s parking meter operations to a private firm for comparative peanuts then quickly blowing all the proceeds. The firm sent parking rates sky-high and now rakes in hundreds of millions.    In his first version, before entering the race, Bill defended the deal with a  strong...


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