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Governor Won’t Let the Sun Shine in PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 04 July 2006 22:30

Should citizens of this state have a right to know whether their governor and his administration are under criminal investigation?

According to the Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, the answer is "no."

 
Third Party Could Finally Break Through the Ballot Barrier PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 27 June 2006 22:39

I'm not a big fan of third-party candidates.

It's not that I'm ecstatic about the two-party system. Too many "mainstream" candidates are poll-driven media robots to the point that they make me a little batty.

I wouldn't mind having another choice, if only to force the other candidates to stop acting like automatons and start speaking like human beings again.

The problem is that third-party candidates are usually a bit, um, goofy. Two words: Ross Perot. Need I say more?

 
Governor’s Education Plan Defended by Former Foe PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 20 June 2006 22:35

When last we heard from state Senator James Meeks, he had dropped out of the governor's race and endorsed Governor Rod Blagojevich's much hyped education/lottery plan. With the proposal currently under fire from almost all corners, I thought it might be a good time to check back in with him. 

 
Governor Leads in Poll, but Corruption Issue Looms Large PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 13 June 2006 22:56

Is Governor Rod Blagojevich's administration just as corrupt as or even more corrupt than former Governor George Ryan's crew? A new poll finds a plurality of Illinoisans would answer "yes" to that question.

 
Hiring Practices Could Bring Problems for Blagojevich PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 06 June 2006 23:08

For years, the governor and his top aides have claimed that politics never touch state hiring.

They swore up and down that they follow the law whenever they fill mid- to low-level civil-service positions, and claimed they don't even know the names of the people who were applying for the jobs.

 

 
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