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[30 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Highly partisan Democrat party mouthpiece and movie reviewer Roger Ebert hasn’t reviewed Obama 2016. Ebert is well aware of the conservative documentary. Ebert perceives himself to be an expert on politics with this tweet about the GOP convention:GOP C…

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[30 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

There wasn’t much sweet talk this time.
When he spoke to the City Club a year ago, Juan Rangel cheerfully explained that his organization, UNO, the biggest charter school operator in the state, aims to help Hispanics improve…

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[30 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

They built the railroad from Chicago, and stayed. Some were there already. Hunters, fishermen, traders and lumberjacks, miners and cheesemakers, builders and inventors. Farmers. Dairymen.America, vibrant and at work.Some came to escape famine, some cam…

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[29 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

“No one else is doing anything like Heshima Kenya in Nairobi.”

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[29 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

David Chalian per Northwestern University
David Chalian is not your usual political journalist. As political director of ABC News, he’s well aware that the 2008 presidential campaign has been “literally a once-in-a-lifetime story.” But when asked why he finds politics so compelling, he answers from the perspective of someone who majored not only in political science at Northwestern but also in theater, his first love.
“In politics, as in theater, you learn that the story is king — what the playwright gives you makes you or breaks you,” Chalian (C95) says in …

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[29 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Andy Shaw and Dick Simpson – now, there’s two aces to draw to!I just left a great meeting with a Leo benefactor – one of them 1%-ers who actually works for a living and showers funding on poor kids from Gresham, Englewood, Chatham and Canaryville. I de…

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[29 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]

In a curious column the Sun-Time Mark Brown denies that President Obama has much to do with Chicago Politics.  Curious because the preponderance of evidence that Brown offers is that President Obama is a typical Chicago politician, working in league with donors and other politicians to fleece their consituents and taxpayers.  Here’s Mark Brown arguing against himself
I stand by that (statement that Obama is not part of the Chicago machine)— not having forgotten that Obama’s first two White House chiefs of staff were Rahm Emanuel (who, yes, first got elected to …

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[29 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

* BlackBerry users click here, everyone else can just sit back and watch…

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[29 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

 Every Girl Crazy ‘Bout a Sharp-dressed Man! -ZZ TopThe story of Barack Obama is that of a politician who figured out he didn’t have to wait his turn, who didn’t have to pay his dues, who could take on the Machine boys and beat them at their o…