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[28 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

A case of Alinsky’s patented rubbing raw the sores of discontent: The past and much-anticipated future riots in Ferguson, Missouri aren’t spontaneous civil disorder—they are an example of how the U.S. is governed in the multicultural, post-American age. Undeterred by the Trayvon Martin farce, the Main Stream Media, professional racial activists, and Obama’s Justice Department […]

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[21 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

Asterisk president. Like he took performance-enhancing drugs or something.

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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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[17 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Chicago’s most important Catholic, Alderman Ed Burke, 43 years on city council (a record) and longtime chairman of the council’s finance committee, professed himself defeated by a recently passed privatization plan but voted for i…

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[13 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Since it’s the holiday season, 27th Ward alderman Walter Burnett Jr. took the opportunity Wednesday to remind his colleagues of the true meaning of voting for the latest city privatization deal.

“Happy Hanukkah!”…

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[4 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

You know they did.

A Chicago City Council committee signed off Monday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest privatization deal—even though, after nearly five hours of testimony, aldermen still didn’t quite know how it added up for taxpayers, what its shortfalls might be, or exactly which companies were included in putting it together.…

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[17 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

Charity begins at home. Not to mention the troubles the poor Democrats — do not our hearts go out to them? — suffer when their leader flaunts his power by flouting the law. And neither to mention the perils of one-party rule, as in Cook Cou…

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[8 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

I was sitting next to state comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on election night, trying to act like a gentleman, when she muttered something like, “What the heck is going on with this thing?”

At first I thought she was talking about the election. Then I realized she was merely having a difficult time removing the microphone clip from her lapel.…

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[26 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

This is very big. Slugger O’Keefe hit a home run: A lot has happened in the last 24 hours. The entire political establishment is in an uproar over our latest report on voter fraud. Since yesterday, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran’s son Patrick has resi…

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[23 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

In the fight between the people and the pawnshop, the people have won.

“The applicant has withdrawn the application,” a city official announced at the meeting of the zoning board of appeals last Friday—meaning that a proposal to build a new Cash America pawnshop on a vacant lot at the corner of 79th and Western was dead, at least for the time being.…

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