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Tribune Twitter Tribune Article “In her lengthy ruling, Associate Judge Domenica Stephenson blasted the evidence presented by prosecutors as weak, speculative and totally lacking proof of any crime.” Read the full story »
[ • 16 Jan 2019 • No Comment]
Months ago, before Rahm Emanuel decided not to seek re-election, a dozen or so people lined up to challenge him–believing he was vulnerable because of the attempted cover-up of the police murder of Laquan McDonald. Among them was Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who served as head of the police board and became a powerful advocate for police reform.      She struck me as the most competent and electable independent progressive of the group. I checked with many lawyers and...

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The proposed construction of the extensive Obama Presidential Center on some 19.3 acres in Jackson Park on the south side of Chicago has long been a simmering issue of deep and continuous controversy. This past February, I stated my multiple objections to the choice of the historic site for the center and argued that on every conceivable ground it would be far better for the City of Chicago to construct it in Washington Park, located just to the west of Hyde Park. Washington Park is largely under-utilized...

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[ • 16 Jan 2019 • No Comment ]
Steve Bartin: Prosecutors seek 3-month extension to indict Ald. Edward Burke, say investigation ‘ongoing’ Rich Miller: In break with past, Justice Burke won’t be swearing in Comptroller Mendoza today Steve Bartin: Flashback 2011. Drug dealer assumed he was bribing Chicago Alderman Ed Burke Steve Bartin: Was Chicago Alderman Ed Burke An Associate of Organized Crime? Flashback 1985. Alderman Ed Burke Put Mobster On Chicago Payroll As A Favor To Chicago Mob. Steve Bartin: (Video Flashback)...


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[ • 16 Jan 2019 • No Comment ]
For the more than three decades we have been involved in analysis of the economy, one nagging constant has been pessimistic prognostications over the U.S. debt. Now once again, debt is the news de jour. Consumer, business, and government debt are all at record highs, and, therefore, the theory goes, the economy is tempting fate. We have some very basic problems with this theory. Debt has been rising for decades, as it usually has since the US was founded more than 200 years ago. But just like debt,...


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[ • 12 Jan 2019 • No Comment ]
When Democrat Senator Dick Durbin complained about the 2006 Secure Fence Act not covering *enough* of the 2,000 mile southern border H/T Katie Pavlich
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[ • 9 Jan 2019 • No Comment ]
Dare we mix religion and politics? A generation of parents warned their kids not to discuss either in polite company–let alone intertwine them. Nevertheless, we’ve heard plenty about Protestant Evangelicals and their unswerving devotion to Donald Trump despite his un-Christian personal behavior. We also note that Jewish voters are the second most loyal Democrats after African Americans, with 70 to 80 percent of their votes going to Democratic presidential candidates since Bill Clinton...


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[ • 9 Jan 2019 • One Comment ]
From Medium A piece of ill-conceived punditry, Felsenthal’s willingness to polish Foxx’s shoes with her tongue almost entirely avoids contentious issues which could have caused discomfort or prove fatal for Foxx. Agog with the Cook County’s newest Progressive darling, Felsenthal disregards Foxx’s office’s hand in the routine of bonding out countless suspected criminals, refusing to apply felony charges against the accused when both obligated and justified, and her office freeing felons in...


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[ • 13 Dec 2018 • One Comment ]
Day by day the news gets worse and worse for the Orange Menace and day by day more Democrats come to the fore hoping to replace him in 2020–presuming he isn’t ousted though impeachment or quits to keep his kids out of the slammer.    What looks like 20 or more senators, present or past congresspersons, governors, mayors and dog-catchers are “talking it over with friends and family”–announcing without actually declaring. There are almost as many theories about what...


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