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[30 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

You must know by now that this week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Democratic Convention in my beloved Chicago–an event notable for the well-known battle of Michigan Avenue in which police beat bloody the heads and bodies of hundreds of antiwar demonstrators in what was later described a “police riot” while onlookers chanted “the whole world is watching.”

I was deeply involved, serving as an organizer and media liaison for the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (the “Mobe”) which initially called …

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[30 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

Five Midterm Developments That Don’t Fit the Narrative https://t.co/sd8BmYqk1p pic.twitter.com/swjM3WXWOo

— National Review (@NRO) August 30, 2018

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[30 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

The radicalism in Portland’s government schools….

Portland School Teachers Given “Social Justice” Guides – Praising Islam, Che Guevara, Black Panthers https://t.co/gEwrcC8eih via @gatewaypundit

— BringtheFlag (@BringtheFlag) August 30, 2018

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How anger over the financial bailout gave us a Trump presidency https://t.co/3wJ1NpTuol— Bloomberg (@business) August 30, 2018

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Taxes paid by U.S. companies were down 33% from a year earlier in the second quarter, or more than $100 billion at an annual rate, boosting profits 16.1% from a year earlier. https://t.co/C270kqy6T4— Kate Davidson (@KateDavidson) August 29, 2018

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[30 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

Friend Blase can run but he can’t hide. See? They find him from across the pond, hearing him speaking as one with back to wall. As for the rabbit hole imagery, Cupich used it shortly after he had mouthed the currently acceptable generality about who, actually what, is to blame — the demon clericalism.  The […]

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[29 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Hmm…

Here’s the forecasted vote share @FiveThirtyEight is predicting in IL’s four most competitive U.S. House races:
—#IL06 (@PeterRoskam)—#IL12 (@RepBost)—#IL13 (@RodneyDavis)—#IL14 (@RepHultgren) pic.twitter.com/IhBEiBji1p
— Crain’s Chicago (@CrainsChicago) August 29, 2018

* Meanwhile…
By the time of November’s election, Democratic candidates and liberal groups will have raised an astounding $1.5 billion in online contributions alone. And nearly every cent […]

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[29 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Background is here if you need it. Greg Hinz…
A high-stakes veto battle over how to regulate the car-sharing business is shaping up in Springfield.
Yesterday Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected a measure approved by the General Assembly this spring that would require companies that connect individuals who want to lease their cars to others via a […]

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[28 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

In a bizarre interview with a Chicago NBC affiliate, Cardinal Blaise Cupich, head of the Archdiocese of Chicago, suggested recent claims made by a former apostolic nuncio — the Vatican’s envoy to the United States — that Pope Francis not only disregarded sexual abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, but promoted McCarrick and sought his counsel, were going down a “rabbit hole.”

The Pope, Cupich told NBC, has more important things to attend to than sex abuse scandals, like climate change and immigration.
Read more at The Daily Wire

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[23 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

Chicago police say they received a tip about two men and a woman bagging narcotics inside a motel room in the 6200 block of North Lincoln on August 1st. When they arrived at the motel, the manager approached them and handed over a bullet. One of his housekeepers had found it in a room, and he wanted the responsible guests removed from his property, he said.

Police said they entered the room and discovered 30-year-old Colin Minogue sitting on a bed. There was a scale, prescription pill bottles, baggies, two rounds …