You can’t make this stuff up. From the Free Beacon
Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is in some hot water with the Jewish community after his campaign tweeted—and then quietly deleted—several messages urging backers to read an article comparing black Republican voters to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis.
Chicago Sun Times readers were stunned last week to find that writer Neil Steinberg has penned a column comparing black supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner... Read the full story »
When it comes to forecasting near-term real GDP growth, there are parts of the economy that are easy to follow and then there parts of it that are tough.
The easy parts (with lots of timely information) are consumer spending, business investment, and home building. And despite one of the worst winters in multiple decades, this portion of the economy looks like it grew at a solid 2.5% to 3% annual rate in the first quarter, right in-line with the trend since the recession ended in mid-2009.
To... Read the full story »
Paris—My annual spring trek here, despite unseasonably chilly, Chicagoesque weather, has always been a welcome respite from America’s nonstop political din. Imagine days without a hint of Chris Christie, Darrell Issa, Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Rauner, Al Sharpton, Mike Madigan, Rush Limbaugh etc.
Even the bad weather, however, does not obliterate the joys of dining here, whether at simple bistros or astronomically priced multi-starred restaurants. (Just the other evening Mlle. Y and I polished off... Read the full story »