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  • Rhubarb patch: Spending and taxes -- where do we go from here?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss how to reform the Federal......
  • Here's some school choice for you: Let's choose to wait and see on vouchers

     
    Just as backers had hoped and opponents feared, a new statewide school voucher program in Indiana is draining money from public education and offering new life to struggling parochial schools. The nearly 3,700 students from low- and middle-income families...
  • Columnist vs. columnist

     
    Liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne on Sunday took on/took down a column published last week by his conservative colleague George Will on the famous Elizabeth Warren video. This is unusual. There's an unspoken rule of collegiality that tends to....
  • Rhubarb patch: Will GOP presidential hopefuls fail to KO wobbly Obama?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....
  • Obama's inheritance

     
    Reader John. S. writes: In last week's column with Dennis [Byrne] you wrote. "What's the case for replacing Obama? That he's not worked a miracle with the disastrous economy he inherited from Bush?" And later you said, "A year from......
  • Byrne is right, new electoral map 'is of, by and for Democrats, (and) places self-serving political advantage far above the public's interest'

     
    Dennis Byrne's column today, GOP can't catch a break on fairness, accurately slams the state's new political boundaries as grossly partisan contrivances rammed into law by opportunistic Democrats. Even the court that upheld the map called it "a blatant...
  • Irreconcilable criticisms of Senate reconciliation

     
    I'm indebted to my occasional print sparring partner Dennis Byrne who posted a link to A Brief History of Senate Reconciliation Votes at his Barbershop blog: The process has been used 22 times since 1974. More often than not, these......
  • Go tag Byrne's wall!

     
    Dennis Byrne explores the question, Did tagger "deserve" to die? about graffiti vandal Jason Kitchekeg, who died after jumping into the Chicago River during a police chase. The answer of course is no, defacing property is not a capital crime......
  • Political runners-up shouldn’t win

     
    from Sunday's print editions In 1968, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley famously declared that "The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder." Last year, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said, "I know the truth of........
  • Zorn & Byrne search for middle ground between left and right

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Tuesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss liberalism vs. conservatism and...
  • Vouching for some voucher opponents

     
    Passions run high on the issue of school vouchers – my friends on the editorial board devoted a big hunk of print real estate this morning to publishing the roll call vote in the Illinois House, ostensibly to shame those......