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[25 Jan 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

The referendum process in Illinois has never been very powerful, but voter initiatives do have consequences for taxpayers in many school districts in the State. In New Trier Township, voters are being asked to increase their own taxes to pay for a (budgeted) $175 Million teardown and capital improvements to New Trier High School.

Fair enough, the question is an important one to go to the voters of the district to decide how they want to spend their own money. There are always reasons to improve facilities, though increasing …

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[26 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Feast and football. That’s what many of us think about at Thanksgiving. Most people identify the origin of the holiday with the Pilgrims’ first bountiful harvest. But few understand how the Pilgrims actually solved their chronic food shortages.
Many people believe that after suffering through a severe winter, the Pilgrims’ food shortages were resolved the following spring when the Native Americans taught them to plant corn and a Thanksgiving celebration resulted. In fact, the pilgrims continued to face chronic food shortages for three years until the harvest of 1623. Bad weather …

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[17 Nov 2009 | 11 Comments | ]

He seemed irrevocably to be a close shot to clinching the World Cup for wrongheaded decisions, and a frontrunner to being known as the worst president in U. S. history. It started with the malfeasance connected with the Fort Hood terrorist outbreak and continuing with the plan to try Ground Zero Terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and the four other planners of 9/11 in a federal civilian court in New York.
In Manhattan, their pro-bono liberal lawyers can use the trial as a bullhorn to cause us to disperse our military secrets …

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[29 Oct 2009 | 27 Comments | ]

President Obama isn’t taking kindly to a television ad that criticizes his opposition to a popular scholarship program for poor children, and his administration wants the ad pulled.
Former D.C. Councilmember Kevin Chavous of D.C. Children First said October 16 that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had recently approached him and told him to kill the ad.
The 30-second ad, which has been airing on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and News Channel 8 to viewers in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, urges the president to reauthorize the federally-funded D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program that …

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[21 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

From Media Violence Fast
On behalf of the So We Might See Coalition, we are supporting the requests of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and urge the Federal Communications Commission to open a notice of inquiry into hate speech in the media, and urge the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) to update its 1993 report, The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes. We are concerned about this issue because of the possible connection between hate speech and violent hate crimes and the lack of information for members of the public …

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[20 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Every White House complains about its press coverage. A contentious relationship between the Executive Branch and a free and independent media is part of America’s DNA. Always has been.
But this White House seems to feel they’re different. It’s not just that the current occupant of the Oval Office has a particularly thin skin when it comes to criticism – which is especially ironic given that he’s been the recipient of more glowing press coverage than possibly any candidate or president in modern American history. But not since Nixon conjured up …

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[16 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan is Absolutely Right and Correct to Reject Candidate Caps.
There is great outcry voiced by the news media that Speaker Madigan should put caps on party contributions to candidates. Oh, Hell No!  That is the only way good candidates get into office and really effective people get to stay in office.
The Chicago Tribune made this beef on Friday October 9th, “Democrats are OK with curbs on individuals, corporations, labor unions and political action committees. But putting limits on those groups without restricting party contributions …

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[13 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]

And the winner of the “Sir Richard Rich Award” for craven spinelessness…abject willingness to sell out his Church’s principles so that he can grub a little favor with the pro-aborts so as to make his reelections come easier…who else? Richard M. Daley, of course. And like the question Sir Thomas More asked Sir Richard Rich who has prostituted himself to continue in the King’s favor-and political power (dying as Lord Chancellor of England)-noticing by a medallion hanging from Rich’s neck that Rich has been made the crown’s attorney general for …

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[7 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

We write to express our concern regarding a proposed change to the City’s Disorderly Conduct Ordinance [Sec. 8-4-010(K)] restricting freedom of speech within 50 feet of health care facilities.
Catholics in Chicago, called by their faith to work for justice, are regularly engaged in constitutionally protected speech, education efforts, and prayer on a broad range of issues. For example, prayer and education efforts are held at the Broadview Immigration Processing and Detention Center on a monthly basis. The churches of Chicago continue to play an active and important role in opposing …