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  • Madigan voting rights referendum question advances

    Madigan voting rights referendum question advances
    SPRINGFIELD — House lawmakers today advanced a measure that would ask voters this fall if Illinois should strengthen ballot protections and ban voter suppression tactics. House Speaker Michael Madigan’s proposed constitutional amendment,...
  • College athletes union places workplace issues in new light

    A National Labor Relations Board decision that classified Northwestern football players as university employees could have a lasting impact on the future of amateur sports. It also could complicate matters for athletes and universities alike. After all,...
  • Another year, another stalled batch of Democratic-sponsored elections bills

    Another year, another stalled batch of Democratic-sponsored elections bills
    TALLAHASSEE – With an eye toward the fall elections, Florida Democrats are hoping to build pressure on the Republican-controlled Legislature to adopt tougher voter-protections for minorities despite a sweeping elections reform enacted last year....
  • Don't rush to judge Supreme Court on gay rights or religious rights

    Don't rush to judge Supreme Court on gay rights or religious rights
    Whether a business can refuse to do business with same-sex couples may be a hot political topic, but it’s apparently not ready for prime time at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the court declined to review a decision by the New Mexico Supreme...
  • Gay rights 'anti-bullying' activists: The biggest bullies of them all

    Hey, gay rights activists: Why are you doing your best to make everyone hate you? I'm talking about the forced resignation of Mozilla Corp. CEO Brendan Eich. Because six years ago as a private citizen -- I repeat, six years ago as a private citizen --...
  • Gun Rally Shows Sides Far Apart

    Gun Rally Shows Sides Far Apart
    As we saw again on Saturday, it is very difficult for (some) gun rights and gun safety advocates to see eye to eye. A year and a day after Connecticut passed one of the toughest gun safety laws in the country, a crowd estimated by police at 3,000...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 08

    Wealthy donors The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that wealthy donors can give in the aggregate $3.6 million per election cycle to House and Senate candidates. Its decision gives new meaning to the trite phrase "money talks." Now the wealthy can become...
  • George LeMieux: Legislators, ease in-state tuition policy

    Under the leadership of Speaker Will Weatherford, the Florida House of Representatives voted last week to allow children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. Under current law, mandated by the United States Supreme Court, these...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Government for sale to highest bidder

    WASHINGTON Look for this advertisement on TV, your local newspaper and online in the not too distant future: "For sale at auction: 535 Seats in the U.S. Congress 100 in Upper House and 435 in Lower Chamber. Seats to be occupied by person of buyer's...
  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...