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Even His Home State of New Jersey Believes Chris Christie Should Not Be President

Even His Home State of New Jersey Believes Chris Christie Should Not Be President

Although Capitol Hill talking heads are prone to over speculation, it seems conventional wisdom may have gotten it right in early 2014 in declaring Christie's White House run over before…

Rahm Vs. Chuy: How Emanuel’s Divisive Racial Politics Could Clear A Path To Mayoral Victory

Rahm Vs. Chuy: How Emanuel’s Divisive Racial Politics Could Clear A Path To Mayoral Victory

It would be a real shame if Emanuel, one of the key architects in tilting Chicago's economy toward the vested interests of the white one percent, ironically profits from his…

Ted Cruz Is Unelectable, So Why Is He Running For President?

Ted Cruz Is Unelectable, So Why Is He Running For President?

That gnawing, aching need for limelight, even more so than Cruz's disingenuous flouting of science in exchange for base adoration, is what makes him unfit to lead. …

No Schock Here: Scandal Plagued Republican Congressman Resigns in Ignominy

No Schock Here: Scandal Plagued Republican Congressman Resigns in Ignominy

The most unfortunate (current) blight on Illinois politics this side of one-percent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has finally come to an end. Multiple sources have confirmed that scandal-ridden Prairie State…

Two Years After SCOTUS Gutting, GOP Rep Insists Congress Is Ready To Amend Voting Rights Act

Two Years After SCOTUS Gutting, GOP Rep Insists Congress Is Ready To Amend Voting Rights Act

It should be no surprise by this time, but whenever present-day Republicans point a finger and cry "foul," you can be reasonably sure the crime is an inside job. …

Can State Governments And National Agencies Run Like Corporations? Maybe

Can State Governments And National Agencies Run Like Corporations? Maybe

Let's look at two different test cases of the GOP's "private flight is right" hypothesis: newly sworn-in Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, and the evolution of Veterans Affairs under Secretary…

Marked Ebola Retreat In West Africa A Victory For Public Health – And Democracy

Marked Ebola Retreat In West Africa A Victory For Public Health – And Democracy

Congratulations are in order to every civic leader, health professional (many of them American) and citizen who has worked to eradicate the threat of Ebola from the daily lives of…

SCOTUS, Interrupted: Wolf PAC Takes Citizens United Repeal To The States

SCOTUS, Interrupted: Wolf PAC Takes Citizens United Repeal To The States

Enter Wolf PAC. A grassroots effort spawned by the enormously popular Young Turk Network, Wolf's mission is boldly simple. Per the group's website, "We must reverse Citizens United, Restore our…

Partisan IRS Budget Cuts Create Pointless Tax Season Headaches

Partisan IRS Budget Cuts Create Pointless Tax Season Headaches

If there's one bargaining tactic Congressional Republican lawmakers have perfected since President Obama took the oath of office in January 2009, it's trying to cut off America's nose to spite…

Two Year-Old Walmart Shooter A Year-End Scream for Gun Law Reform

Two Year-Old Walmart Shooter A Year-End Scream for Gun Law Reform

It’s the end of an eventful year and the beginning of a new one. I had visions of a fresh start as I sat down to write my final political…

Republican Warhawks And Arms Lobby Unite To Undermine US On World Stage

Republican Warhawks And Arms Lobby Unite To Undermine US On World Stage

President Obama has been clear in his advocacy of sensible gun reform at home, as well as balanced global demilitarization. Shamefully, the President has been totally lacking in Congressional partners…

113th Congress Produces 22% of “Do-Nothing” 1947-1948 Counterpart

113th Congress Produces 22% of “Do-Nothing” 1947-1948 Counterpart

Similar to overpaid NFL "star" Jay Cutler's reign of terror as the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears, the best thing we can say about the 113th session of Congress…

Why Ferguson Is Also, And Again, About Guns

Why Ferguson Is Also, And Again, About Guns

What's happening in Ferguson, and rattling the cages of strained municipalities throughout the country, is, of course, about our complicated and corrosive attitudes about race. And yes, always and forever…

Get Covered Illinois Uses Humor To Upend Republican Obamacare Lies

Get Covered Illinois Uses Humor To Upend Republican Obamacare Lies

The timing seems like it couldn't be better for this clever ad from Get Covered Illinois, the Land of Lincoln's health insurance marketplace. It targets the under 30-somethings…

Uh Oh! Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Meeting Spells Trouble For GOP Energy Platform

Uh Oh! Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Meeting Spells Trouble For GOP Energy Platform

Pundits and lay people alike seem to agree that while we shouldn't expect an overnight turnaround in global energy policy, the oil and coal syndicate which controls the Republican party,…

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn’s Loss The Headline For A Rough Election Night In Illinois

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn’s Loss The Headline For A Rough Election Night In Illinois

Nine hour voting lines in my hometown city of Chicago wasn't the only unfortunate news coming out of the Land of Lincoln this morning. For the first time since 1998,…

A Week Before Midterms, GOP Devastated By The Fact That The Affordable Care Act’s Working

A Week Before Midterms, GOP Devastated By The Fact That The Affordable Care Act’s Working

This week The New York Times published an assortment of answers to the question, "Is the Affordable Care Act Working?" If readers are able to get past the meaningless non-reporting…

New York City’s Municipal ID Program Offers Model For Circumventing Immigration Inertia

New York City’s Municipal ID Program Offers Model For Circumventing Immigration Inertia

Let's be grateful to New York City for keeping this mess in the headlines, for trying to find real ways to work around the inertia on Capitol Hill to bring…

Who’s Responsible For The Media’s Ebola Malpractice? We Are

Who’s Responsible For The Media’s Ebola Malpractice? We Are

The Ebola crisis in West Africa is a deadly serious threat. But for many reasonable, concerned Americans it's become difficult to separate the reality of the devastation occurring on that…

The Congressional Budget Office Vs. Paul Ryan: Will the Nonpartisan Entity Stand Its Ground?

The Congressional Budget Office Vs. Paul Ryan: Will the Nonpartisan Entity Stand Its Ground?

There are very few nonpartisan, unbiased institutions left to us. But we always have the Congressional Budget Office. Or do we? …

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