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[19 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Has all the earmarks of fade news, AP interviewing Black Lives Matter co-founder, voila! A PBS news hour story. I don’t believe a word of it. Rather, I don’t believe the BLM lady’s explanation. Oh, and I believe AP’s eagerness to get this story and PBS’s willingness or eagerness to run it. That’s life in […]

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[19 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* You should read the whole thing to see how they get there, but here’s the SJ-R’s conclusion…
This is a race where we wish there were other options. It comes down to this: Illinois residents need a governor who will work to stop the longtime Statehouse tradition of spending more than the state takes in. […]

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[19 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Tribune

Speaking in downtown Chicago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizes proposed consent decree: “Chicago police are not the problem” https://t.co/8VZswBfiJB pic.twitter.com/BD5RKM0Stn

— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) October 19, 2018

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[10 Oct 2018 | 3 Comments | ]

“What goes around comes around!”
So goes the commonplace unveiled threat of reprisal from an uncommonplace individual in a very uncommonplace situation.
I speak, of course, of Brett Kavanaugh’s tirade against Democrats and assorted other evil-doers who had the temerity to pose hard questions and actually (gasp) oppose his nomination to the highest court in the land. Even cynical old me was somewhat shocked to find a federal judge making threats against opponents. I haven’t yet found an example of any other high-court nominee …

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Justice Elena Kagan on Free Speech on Campus

“I think people should lose their thin skins.” pic.twitter.com/6Nkp9GDrYF

— Navid (@NYCNavid) October 5, 2018

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Gov. Rauner defined “middle class income” today at the Sun-Times editorial board as between $50K and $200K for a family of three in Chicagoland. JB Pritzker wouldn’t take the bait and dodged the question. So, at the post-event gaggle he was asked again…
Reporter: Why can’t you answer the question about middle class […]

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Chicago has been named the No. 1 destination for tourists by Conde Naste for the second straight year, @fspielman reports. Here’s why Mayor Rahm Emanuel is thanking New York’s former mayor: https://t.co/mDe7n7YoUe.

— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) October 9, 2018

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Presented without comment…

Ives on Flannery Fired Up 10.7.18
Ives joined Mike Flannery Fox 32 Chicago and State Represenative Margo McDermed to talk about sexual harassment in Springfield.
Posted by Ives for Illinois on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…

Gov. Bruce Rauner and challenger J.B. Pritzker clashed over immigration and Chicago violence Tuesday, with the Republican chief executive alleging that immigrants living illegally in the state are a factor in the city’s crime problem while the Democrat said they contribute to Illinois’ economy. […]
“Illegal immigration takes jobs away from Americans. It holds down […]

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Totally normal Vice President Al Gore endorses a penguin for congress. You read that correctly. Al Gore endorsed a penguin. The penguin even speaks at the end of the video.This is your thought leader, libs. pic.twitter.com/K7ChNroxMf— Benny (@ben…