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[ • 11 Apr 2017 • No Comment ]
Forgive me (or don’t) for sounding like a cynical old man when I ask, “Would Donald Trump have launched a missile attack on a Syrian air base if his ‘favorables’ at home were 65 percent instead of 35 percent?” Rule Number One in every head-of-state’s handbook is, when you’re in big trouble at home, launch a foreign military engagement to divert attention and show you are one tough leader. (Remember Grenada?) Sometimes known as “wagging the dog,”(after...


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[ • 11 Apr 2017 • One Comment ]
Three class days were cancelled to cut costs during the budget impasse, and union leaders are planning a rally to protest the school’s financial straits — but Northeastern Illinois University was planning to pay former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett $30,000 to speak at its commencement ceremony. Those plans changed after a few university trustees objected — and the Sun-Times began asking questions. Northeastern said late Monday that a donor came forward to pay the five-figure speaking...


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[ • 5 Apr 2017 • No Comment ]
With precincts 100% reported, Jake Leahy has officially been elected as a member of the board of education for Bannockburn School District 106, the K-8 School serving Bannockburn residents. With four candidates on the ballot, he was the top vote getter in the race. Results showed Leahy with 10% more votes than the next closest competitor. Jake Leahy will become the youngest elected official in Illinois when he takes office on May 2 and the youngest school board member in Illinois history (Congressman...


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[ • 5 Apr 2017 • No Comment ]
Director of National Intelligence H. R. McMaster, who succeeded the disgraced, immunity-seeker  Michael Flynn, has been strangely silent during the tragic comic-opera about the allegedly exculpatory intelligence brought to the president by Rep. Devin Nunes via what appears to be a three-cushion billiard shot from the White House itself. Just as a reminder, McMaster, a three-star general, was clearly the most universally lauded and respected cabinet choice, honored for his leadership in Kuwait and...


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[ • 4 Apr 2017 • One Comment ]
From Pat Hickey Here’s some fun, Kids! Try and find any reference to Susan Rice in any Chicago News Paper! Warts will disappear before you do. http://chicago.suntimes.com/section/politics/ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ From the St. Louis Fed and Twitter From Jan 2001 to Sep 2016, newspaper publishing lost over half its employment, from 412k to 174k. https://t.co/JaNUTk8g2Upic.twitter.com/6f7WDLXy8q — Catherine Rampell (@crampell) April 3, 2017 Perhaps if newspapers...


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[ • 3 Apr 2017 • 2 Comments ]
Yet another PAC has surfaced in Wilmette, supported the Economy Party, the New Trier Township political party claiming to be against PAC participation in local elections. The Citizens for NT Fairness, filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections on March 14, 2017. The Wilmette Friends Political Action Committee has yet to file with the ISBE.
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