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  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • Our lack of choice at the pump props up the Saudis

    At a time when Americans are engaged in a heated debate about cutting domestic social services and entitlement programs, we are forced to fund more and more social programs — for other nations. How so? In February, after seeing fellow Sunni...
  • Rep. Tim Johnson won't run again, sources say

    Rep. Tim Johnson won't run again, sources say
    Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson of Urbana, viewed as almost certain to win another term in November, will announce as soon as Thursday he is not seeking re-election, sources familiar with the Republican lawmaker’s decision said Wednesday....
  • Emanuel fundraising slows after election

    The fierce pace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's fundraising tapered to a trickle once he was elected, with only $91,000 in contributions since April 1, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday that showed him with more than $1.5 million left in the...
  • Jobs versus health: a false choice

    Jobs versus health: a false choice
    Why are power plants worth more than the health of 140,000 Maryland children afflicted with asthma? What about pregnant women eating mercury-tainted fish from the Chesapeake Bay? How could their risk be scored so low compared to a utility plant's profit?...
  • Federal judges hear Republican complaints on Democratic congressional map

    Federal judges hear Republican complaints on Democratic congressional map
    Several of Illinois' Republican members of Congress came to Chicago to testify today on the first day of their legal challenge to a new Democratic-drawn congressional map. Rep. John Shimkus was the first of four Republican incumbent congressmen to...
  • Convention notebook: bus woes, Newt U and Boehner

    Transportation is always an important factor in moving delegates from their hotel to the national convention center site, but it’s of special concern to Illinois Republicans who are in Clearwater Beach, 30 miles away from the Tampa Bay Times Forum....
  • GOP candidates rally in Illinois

    GOP candidates rally in Illinois
    Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, the frontrunners in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, are hitting the campaign trail hard in Illinois this weekend. Romney was favored to win, due to a large support base in the Chicago area and far...
  • Will Braun's mad-cow charge mooove the needle?

     
    During last night's debate, Carol Moseley Braun claimed that Rahm Emanuel, when in the U.S. Congress "voted to allow people to sell meat from downed animals." What's this all about? I found "Mad Cow Case Renews Debate Over Food Safety,......
  • On Faith: The hazards of living in a religious world

    Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if man had never invented religion nor needed a god to believe in. Some think that societies would simply fall apart with no religion to guide them. As it looks from my point of view, religion divides much...
  • Bailout tests McCain, Obama leadership

     
    by Jim Tankersley One of the most important qualities in a president - and one of the hardest for voters to gauge on the campaign trail - is the ability to move key pieces of his or her agenda through......