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[31 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

The State Journal Register reports:

When Illinois voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, most of them will also go to work that day.

State employees will not.

Illinois remains one of a comparative handful of states where General Election Day is a paid state holiday for workers. But why? Definitive answers are elusive.

“It can’t be a good-government thing, because if it’s just state employees, what about local employees? What about people in the private sector?” said Chris Mooney, director of the Institute for Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. “I can’t think of any good reason to do it. If it is to get people to vote, then it ought to be for everybody.”

The “paid” patronage army gets the day off. Please call your office American Political Science Association.

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[26 Oct 2016 | One Comment | ]

From Scot Adams
I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.
If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.
If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car.
if you speak of Trump at work you could get fired.
On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. …

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[26 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

White House says Obamacare helps most people who buy it https://t.co/wydqWR5ZZZ pic.twitter.com/ZOAkKJLHWH— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 26, 2016

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[25 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Lindsay Whipp at London’s Financial Times wanted a local angle on Illinois’ US Senate race. So, a mutual friend put us together and I suggested she head to LaSalle County, a blue-collar area that Barack Obama won handily in 2008, but lost by just a hair in 2012 and the site of an […]