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[28 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

No word yet on what the violation was, but I assume it must be far more serious than using an alias or a computer. Given the insanity of the past two weeks, replete with the White House nudging Google to pull the video off of YouTube and the State Department running ads on Pakistani TV to apologize for a movie they had nothing to do with, I can’t quite believe the DOJ would risk the perception that they’re punishing this guy for a thoughtcrime unless something serious was involved. There has …

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[28 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

The turnaround in the housing market is perhaps the brightest spot in an otherwise tepid economic recovery.
Home sales, home building, and even home prices are all headed up. In the past twelve months, sales of existing homes are up 9% while sales of new homes are up 25%. Housing starts are up 29%. The two most prominent home price measures, Case-Shiller and FHFA, are both up at about a 7% annual rate in the past six months.

 
 
This is not a dead cat bounce. As we pointed out almost a year …

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[28 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

“Education should provide the means to destroy free will”.  -FichteIFichte and the powerful men (Emerson, Horace Mann and John Dewey) who have inherited his ideals, when they see children, think: ‘Here is material that I can manipulate’… All…

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The Washington Examiner

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The New York Times reports on government run medicine.

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The Wall Street Journal reports: The Supreme Court decision in June upholding the Affordable Care Act leaves in place a tax on medical devices that threatens thousands of American jobs and our global competitiveness. It will also stifle critical medica…

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[28 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

* My Sun-Times column…
I first met Maze Jackson when he was running the Chicago and suburban ground game for Gov. Pat Quinn’s Democratic primary campaign.
He’s brash, smart, funny, with a mind that can go a dozen directions at once. I couldn

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[28 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

* Lawyers for Bill Cellini sent out a press release quoting from some of the hundreds of letters they’ve collected on their client’s behalf. Some were from major players, others were from small fry. But they all praised the man, who faces…

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[28 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Crain’s Chicago Business reports:A Wall Street ratings firm today issued its verdict on the deal that ended the Chicago Teachers Union strike, downgrading Chicago Public Schools debt for the second time in less than a quarter. Chicago Public School mat…