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  • 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......
  • My sources in the wrangle with Dennis Byrne on state finances

     
    In another one of our regular rhubarbs, Dennis Byrne and I talked over state budget matters. Here are links to some of the sources I consulted: The Civic Federation: A Fiscal Rehabilitation Plan for the State of Illinois (.pdf) :......
  • A taxing debate in the Rhubarb Patch: Where does Illinois 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 Tuesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the state budget crisis To......
  • A special election to pick a lame duck? What?

     
    UPDATE -- I spoke with Martin Oberman, one of the plaintiff's attorneys in Judge & Kindler v. Quinn and Burris --see the recent appellate opinion here (.pdf) -- and I've added some of his thoughts below as well as a......
  • A special election to pick a lame duck? The idea just might fly

     
    UPDATED Recently, my occasional sparring partner Dennis Byrne wrote There's good news for Illinois: we might be able to retire Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., two months earlier than expected....we can thank a federal appellate court that last week ruled...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Zorn and Byrne on how to stop the violence

     
    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 approaches to the high profile problem.....
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Bush-era rate cuts launch a taxing debate

     
    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 debate tax policy. From Eric, to......