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[28 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

On the same day they declared Rahm Emanuel’s mayoral candidacy fit, Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed with the IL Supreme Court an appeal to stay any reversals or stalls on Quinn’s $31 Billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital program. Madigan’s preparing…

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[22 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

All Republican members of the Illinois congressional delegation have signed onto a letter appealing to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to join the now 27 other attorneys general throughout the nation in a lawsuit. The growing number of state plaintiffs…

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[18 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

My Funny Friend, who always seeks out the hint behind the nuance and the nuance behind the inference, won’t be satisfied until Attorney General Lisa Madigan gives an absolute General Sherman statement about not getting into the Chicago mayoral race.

Though Madigan is in the top tier of potential candidates, whenever asked she says again and again she is simply running for re-election on Nov.2. Of course, that’s the appropriate answer regardless of whether she will run for mayor or not. That’s what Tom Dart is saying, even though it’s …

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[6 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks’ perpetual lament was “wait until next year.” Allies of embattled Chicago Mayor Rich Daley are utilizing a similar argument: “Wait until 2015.” They say: Don’t oppose the mayor in 2011. Instead, wait to run in 2015, when Daley will retire.

Hence, the legion of mayoral wannabes are in a quandary: Is Daley beatable in 2011? Is it worth the risk to oppose him?
If Daley commits to run in 2011 and to quit in 2015, then it behooves the politically astute contenders to take a …

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[26 Apr 2010 | 7 Comments | ]

PARIS–I’ve spent the past couple of weeks puttering around Paris taking care of some unpleasant but important business, all the while getting calls and e-mail queries from all kinds of media—mainstream to miniblogs.
What’s happened here during my stay? Well, Greece is going broke and Portugal and others are teetering on the edge. An unpronounceable volcano in Iceland belched enough ash into the air to bring world airline traffic to a dead halt.

The right-wing party of French President Nicholas Sarkozy lost virtually everywhere in the country during the recent mid-term elections, …

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[15 Mar 2010 | 6 Comments | ]

As it stands now the Democrats stand to lose at least a half dozen senate seats in November and could even lose their wobbly nine-seat majority if the wobbly independent Joe Lieberman wobbles more to the right.

Losing Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts seat—granted because of a miserable candidate—showed that everything is up for grabs in this anti-incumbent, anti-politician, anti-everything year. The bluest states could turn blood-red—New York with an ill-chosen appointee to replace Hillary Clinton, Delaware with no Biden of any generation to shore up the faithful and, yes, Illinois with a …

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[11 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

After the Chicago Sun-Times gossip columnist Mike Sneed reported a cute item last week that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was at the White House and had taken home to her daughters “two boxes of presidential M&M candy,” I wondered if Obama aides Rahm Emanuel and/or David Alexrod had attempted to persuade Madigan that she should replace Alexi Giannoulias, the deeply flawed Democratic candidate for Barack Obama’s Senate seat–assuming that they could somehow elbow Alexi out for the good of his basketball buddy Obama and the party.

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[7 Jan 2010 | 10 Comments | ]

Now that the 12th day of Christmas is over and Ephiphany too, its time for Illinois citizens to think about participating in the Republican, Democratic or Green Party primary elections on Tuesday, February 2. (You can only vote in one party primary.)

There are those who say “it doesn’t matter who we elect, they’re all the same”, or even worse, “they’re all crooks.” I would suggest that these two thoughts are literally destructive to democracy. I have made mistakes in supporting candidates in the past. I have also …

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[2 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]


Attorney General Lisa Madigan will run for the U. S. Senate against incumbent Roland Burris (who is seen as a sure loser). Why when Lisa and her family have long felt that the governorship is in her destiny? Four reasons: (1) The gubernatorial situation has become so tumultuous with Pat Quinn that even Lisa will have a tough time getting a united party behind her even if she beats Quinn for the nomination. (2) The Dems have a lot of goo-goo’s who want higher taxes to pay for social needs …

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[17 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

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