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[21 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Rigged elections are commonplace in any banana republic. But a number of factors make this electoral outing and its aftermath noteworthy. via Civil War in Venezuela? – Taki\’s Magazine. We have known of this kind of republic for a long time. It may be replaced by “oil republic”? When oil riches come atop inadequate founding [...]

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[20 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Chicago Board of Elections Chairman Langdon Neal called the Illinois primary and “important election.”

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[29 May 2011 | One Comment | ]

By John F. Di Leo What can today’s patriots learn from Cato the Elder? The year is 150 B.C. Cato the Elder has been a Roman senator for some forty years. He’s a good senator, and a heck of an…

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[23 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

( Tribune photo by Abel Uribe / February 22, 2011 ) Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel acknowledges the crowd during his victory rally at a Near West Side plumbers union hall Tuesday. Following Rahm Emanuel’s election as Chicago mayor, the city has…

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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Got to hand it to him, for being the first to get out a video of him pushing a car out of the snow. Of course, he’s not the first to do it. Newark Mayor Cory Booker did the…

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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

I give Emanuel credit for saying the right things about labor costs and pensions. He would reform the health care system for city employees, consider requiring a bigger contributions from currently working employees and fixing the pension system. Go, Rahm….

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[28 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

  I think I want to vote in Chicago’s mayor election, even though I live in the suburbs. Why not? Now that the Illinois Supreme Court has determined to intending to live in the city can help you get on…

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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Good question. Greg Hinz makes an interesting point:   But the matter — probably quickly — is now headed to the Illinois Supreme Court. There, perhaps the swing vote may be held by Justice Anne Burke, wife of Chicago Alderman Ed…

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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Every Illinois election law has one purpose: to protect incumbents and insiders from challenges by interlopers, independents and anyone that nobody sent. Outsiders of whatever stripe usually have to meet higher standards to get on the ballot, compared with advantages…

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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Talk about throwing everything up for grabs. The frontrunner, who is closing in on the majority vote that would give him the victory, is told by an Illinois Appellate Court that he does not meet the residency requirement and therefore…