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Ridiculous Irony Abounds in Illinois Supreme-Court Race PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 31 August 2004 18:00
A top advisor to an Illinois Supreme Court candidate who wants to end the lawsuit “crisis” has filed suit against two men who champion the rights of people who file lawsuits. Enough irony for you? There’s more.

 
Illinois Republicans Get Ready for a Whupping PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 24 August 2004 18:00
It’s probably not a good sign that at least two prominent speakers at the state fair’s Republican Day event last week felt it was necessary to insist that the Illinois Republican Party is not dead. Other speakers worked hard to reinforce the not-dead theme by helpfully pointing out several possible signs of life.

 
Obama Needs to Keep an Eye on Keyes PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 17 August 2004 18:00
Word from on-high is that the national Senate Republicans are planning to contribute lots of money to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes. It’s not that the national poobahs actually believe Keyes can win, mind you.

 
Keyes Candidacy Disastrous for Illinois Republicans PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 10 August 2004 18:00
I have a lot of respect for Illinois Senate Republican Leader Frank Watson, but I think he’s gone off his rocker. Watson strongly supports the candidacy of Alan Keyes for U.S. Senate in Illinois. One of his lieutenants, state Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford), was the guy who recruited Keyes in the first place, talked him up to the media, and then helped convince the GOP state central committee to offer the vacant Jack Ryan slot to him, over the objections of party chairperson Judy Baar Topinka.

 
Illinois Governor Loses Badly in Budget Deal PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 03 August 2004 18:00
No governor ever gets everything he wants in a budget. But this year’s budget agreement reflects what appears to be the greatest expansion of legislative power in decades. Governor Rod Blagojevich had to give up a lot during the two-month overtime session, and he didn’t get much in return.

 
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