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  • Year of surprises leaves soothsayers grasping for soothiness

     
    Print column, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare. Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of......
  • Turn out the lights on the 'lite gov.?'

     
    The Illinois House has just overwhelmingly passed a resolution to amend the state constitution and abolish the office of lieutenant governor. Roundup. It will save a comparatively paltry $2 million a year and could complicate the issue of gubernatorial...
  • Go away, Michael Bloomberg!

     
    I'm not totally unsympathetic to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's determination to spend some of his millions to fund campaigns against incumbent Democrats nationwide who appear to be in the pocket of the National Rifle Association. But this new ad........
  • Open thread: LMad takes a powder

     
    Big breaking story this evening: Lisa Madigan skips governor race, cites dad as main reason. I admit I didn't see this coming, at least not over the summer. I assumed she was going to stay in exploratory, wait-and-see mode until......
  • Quinn's salary grab: Clever gambit or impotent, unconstitutional grandstanding?

     
    RP reports: Governor suspends lawmakers' salaries in Illinois pension stalemate Gov. Pat Quinn said today he is suspending state lawmakers' pay until they come up with a comprehensive solution to the state's public pension mess, a dramatic gesture that...
  • Inkling-stained wretches predict the news of 2014

     
    Sunday's print column Readers and I are dancing together on that fine line between educated guesses and gut feelings, offering up hunches in bunches about the year ahead in Change of Subject's annual predict-the-news survey. Who will win and who......
  • Republican schism grows over ‘Corbettcare’

     
    One out of three Republican voters gave Republican Gov. Tom Corbett a thumbs up in the latest Franklin & Marshall poll. That isn’t good for a governor facing re-election next year, especially when his approval rating is even lower among......
  • Rendell to host Pawlowski fundraiser despite pledge to stay out of governor race

     
    UPDATE Friday 11 a.m.: Thursday night's fundraiser raised $50,000 for Friends of Ed Pawlowski, according to a release emailed from the Pawlowski camp this morning. The initial release states that Rendell and activist Liz Hirsch both held fundraisers for...
  • Follow the leader — a hard game to quit

     
    Wednesday's print column It's a legislative tradition in five states that the speaker of the House is subject to term limits: Six years in Connecticut; two in Florida, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming. "There's nothing in writing," said Brenda......
  • The Walking Dead recap Season 4 episode 6: ‘Live Bait’

     
    Well, well. Maybe ol' Hershel is right after all and you really can come back from the bad things that happen to you here in the walker-pocalypse. Because of all the gents I expected to remain the epitome of ice-blooded, comrade-killing evil, Philip &#...
  • ‘Walking Dead’ finale: Gale Anne Hurd on Daryl, death, Season 4

     
    Season 3 of “The Walking Dead” concluded last night with one explosive finale that set an interesting stage for the ......