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  • Bridgeport Deserves Better Than Compromised Candidates

    Bridgeport Deserves Better Than Compromised Candidates
    Bridgeport's reputation is never going to get the long, hot shower it needs until it stops its flirtation with flawed candidates. The Park City's politics make Waterbury's look clean by comparison. A recent example is Bridgeport city Councilman...
  • Lawsuit can keep Florida the Sunshine state of government

    Lawsuit can keep Florida the Sunshine state of government
    For now, the closest thing to an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott's attempted purge of state agency leaders is a lawsuit. Floridians should be grateful for the litigation. Scott began by forcing out the director of the Florida Department of Law...
  • Non-voters getting what they deserve: Gov. Rauner

    Non-voters getting what they deserve: Gov. Rauner
    Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want … and deserve to get it good and hard. —H.L. Mencken What most "common people" in Chicago wanted Nov. 4, it appears, was to do something other than vote in that day's...
  • Rep. Schock reimburses taxpayers for private plane to Bears game

    Rep. Schock reimburses taxpayers for private plane to Bears game
    Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for a total of more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned. The newly revealed expenses encompass...
  • No write-in candidate means uncontested village president race

    No write-in candidate means uncontested village president race
    A group of Clarendon Hills residents interested in recruiting a write-in candidate to run for village president April 7 were unsuccessful, leaving Trustee Eric Stach unopposed in the election. Trustee Ed Reid was to be on the ballot for village...
  • Wasserman Schultz disputes claim she offered to shift position on medical marijuana

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, in an interview Friday, emphatically rejected an allegation that she offered to change her position on medical marijuana in return for a prominent pot activist retracting statements critical of the congresswoman....
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton news conference won't end email controversy

    Hillary Rodham Clinton news conference won't end email controversy
    There is little that Hillary Rodham Clinton could have said or done to instantly quell the controversy surrounding her private email account and, by that meager standard, Tuesday’s 20-minute news conference lived up to expectations. Supporters...
  • Mayor's race in runoff

    This runoff creates a real opportunity for the voters. Now that the election is focused between two candidates, we need to hear precisely what their specific plans are to deal with the city's financial crisis, including if they plan to raise taxes. We...
  • Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities

    Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities
    Add one more item to the list of topics Mayor Emanuel and his formidable challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia disagree on: Emanuel's proposed flyover at the Belmont stop in Lakeview. Though they've spent lots of time shaking...
  • Jeb Bush casts his foreign policy views as distinct from his brother's

    Jeb Bush casts his foreign policy views as distinct from his brother's
    Jeb Bush carefully attempted to open up distance between himself and his brother, President George W. Bush, in a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday, suggesting that in the Mideast, he would value stability even if that meant supporting...
  • Hillary Clinton, in Silicon Valley, notes downsides of high-tech industry

    Hillary Clinton, in Silicon Valley, notes downsides of high-tech industry
    Venturing to the heart of Silicon Valley, Hillary Rodham Clinton gently scolded the high-tech industry Tuesday for its male-dominated culture and warned of the downside of its world-changing innovation. While automation has made lives better, created...