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* From my syndicated newspaper column in October of 1998…
Drivers license corruption didn’t start under George Ryan, of course. My Uncle Mike tells a great story about when he first moved to Illinois from Indiana almost 30 years ago after marrying my Aunt Jean.
Mike grew up in rural Hoosier Land hearing lots of stories […]

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[30 Aug 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

As expected,  after Donald Trump’s appeal to African American voters in front of all-white audiences, race has entered the campaign big-time.
Hillary Clinton gave several hard-hitting speeches listing Trump’s long history of racist (or today’s preferred conservative term “racialist”) actions and statements, but  stopped short of calling him an outright racist because she doesn’t know  “what’s really in his heart.”
Trump just outright called her a “bigot” and doubled down on his (often true) line that Democrats take the AA vote for granted–and that cities long under Democratic mayors are segregated with …

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The drinking age is 21-years old.  That means a 20-year old, one day before his birthday is judged by the law as unable to consume alcohol as a 15-year old.  Isolated, this seems somewhat silly.  After all, what real difference are 24 more hours going to make to someone’s sense of personal responsibility when it comes to drinking?  This may be the most responsible almost-21-year old alive.  This may be a person who would never even consider overindulging or getting…

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What the . . . ? He’s up by four? Nah, 3.8. via Where the presidential race stands today: The USC Dornsife / Los Angeles Times poll – Los Angeles Times

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* Gov. Bruce Rauner made the rounds of Chicago TV stations early this morning. A WGN anchor asked him: “But the world of business is a dictatorship. You’re in government now. Looking back on your year and a half, is there a political tactic you would have changed to accomplish more of your agenda?”
Rauner’s […]

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Zerohedge reports: in the US, 91.4% of recent refugees from the Middle East are on food stamps, and 68.3% are on cash welfare, according to data from the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services.New welfare recipien…