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Black Voters Could Prove to be Potent Political Force This Fall PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 18:00
I’m not sure how long it will last, but black voters in Cook County are united and fired up right now like they haven’t been in a long time. It goes back to Barack Obama’s 2004 Democratic primary victory, but it flamed back up in January, when Chicago’s historic Pilgrim Baptist Church burned down.

 
Questions and Comments Raise Doubts About Giannoulias PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 18:00
Alexi Giannoulias has big trouble ahead. As I write this, the wealthy, young, telegenic Democratic candidate for treasurer was favored to win this week’s primary. U.S. Senator Barack Obama appears in his TV ad, and the latest Chicago Tribune poll shows Giannoulias leading downstater Paul Mangieri by 14 points.

 
Sworn Statement Little More Than a Smear Against GOP Frontrunner PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 14 March 2006 18:00
After reading Marty Kovarik’s sworn statement for the Jim Oberweis campaign last week, I came to the conclusion that his story has more holes in it than Dick Cheney’s hunting buddy. Kovarik was Judy Baar Topinka’s deputy treasurer in 1995.

 
Governor Creates Conflict that Could Have Been Avoided PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 07 March 2006 18:00
As I write this, Governor Rod Blagojevich has made a real mess of things at the Illinois Statehouse. Through his inept handling of a silly little matter, he has managed to pit black legislators against Jewish legislators and Jews against each other.

 
A Weak Challenger Creates a Stronger Governor PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 28 February 2006 18:00
It would have been almost unthinkable several months ago that if Governor Rod Blagojevich had a primary challenger, he would emerge from the primary stronger than when he went in. The scandals are never-ending, his poll numbers suck, and the discontent with his tenure is wide and deep, even among many in his own party.

 
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