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[ • 7 Feb 2017 • No Comment ]
Almost lost in the brouhaha over Trump’s ban on travel from 7 predominantly Muslim countries–essentially the ban he promised in his campaign–is his pledge made largely to Evangelicals to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment in order to allow the clergy to “speak freely and without fear of retribution.” Evangelicals–and other religious groups–have long fought the law in the name of “free speech” and denounce it as a breach of religious...


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[ • 6 Feb 2017 • 2 Comments ]
Not since the Vietnam War have I seen as much strife and personal hostility within an otherwise friendly community. Thank the administration of New Trier High School in north suburban Chicago. This story is about the madness on college campuses now being crammed down into a public high school. More importantly, it’s about an angry brawl now growing rapidly. Oblivious to how identity politics have divided the country, the school is holding an attendance-mandatory All-School Seminar Day with the...


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[ • 4 Feb 2017 • No Comment ]
Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, employed Abid for IT work in 2016. She was a member of House committees dealing with the armed services, oversight, and Benghazi. Duckworth was elected to the Senate in November, 2016. Abid has...


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[ • 31 Jan 2017 • 3 Comments ]
As we entered the era of “alternative facts,” “extreme vetting,” “taking names,” incipient trade wars and trying to shut up the press, The Resistance got off to a flying start. First off, 3.5 million or more Americans in Washington DC , around the country and around the world put their bodies on the line in women-led protest marches. The largest such mobilization in American history. Demonstrations continued against Trump’s cabinet choices and executive...


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[ • 27 Jan 2017 • One Comment ]
“Everyone seems to be mourning your exit from office,” Amy wrote in the lengthy screed, posted on her mom Patti’s Facebook page. “I’m glad you’re gone. I’m not delusional — you’re not a saint. You were a mediocre president with unoriginal ideas.” “I thought you would finally right this wrong,” she told Obama. “You didn’t have to pardon him, only commute the sentence. You just had to let him come home. You didn’t....


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[ • 27 Jan 2017 • One Comment ]
Is Wire Points Mark Glennon the Most Dangerous Man in Illinois?
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