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Top 10 Rights of a Quad Citian PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 04 June 2002 18:00
1. Gamble. 2. Tattoo anything you want on your forehead. 3. Choose not to get it in writing when someone offers you $150,000 to tattoo your forehead. 4. Sue the guy who told you, “Yeah, yeah! Do it! I’ll pay ya!” 5.

 
Take a Closer Look at Indictments of Ryan’s Friends PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 28 May 2002 18:00
I think we might have missed the trees for the forest last week. Many major media outlets just barely skimmed the charges last week when federal prosecutors indicted three of Illinois Governor George Ryan’s friends.

 
Mailbox Bomber Guilty of Evading Editorial Process PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 21 May 2002 18:00
For several days, the mailboxes in my neighborhood stood with their jaws hanging open. “No bombs in here! No siree!” they proclaimed in hollow voices. But it’s not the bombs that my jaw is hanging open about. It’s the letter that came with them.

 
Post Transforms the “Evil One” Into a Good Guy PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 21 May 2002 18:00
Ten years ago, Bill Holland was one of the most hated people in the Illinois Statehouse. As Democratic Senate President Phil Rock’s chief of staff, Holland had a difficult assignment. Rock was a nice man.

 
State Employees Flex Political Muscle PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 14 May 2002 18:00
There might be no more politically powerful union in Illinois than the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Want proof? Well, AFSCME brought thousands of its members to Springfield last week for its annual “lobby day,” and both state legislative chambers used the opportunity to suck up a whole lot more than they ever would for any other labor organization.

 
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