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Inside the Governor’s Legal-Team Turmoil PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Written by Rich Miller   
Sunday, 25 January 2009 12:42

miller.jpgA long-simmering dispute between Governor Rod Blagojevich's lawyers dramatically spilled out for everyone to see last week, with one claiming that no lawsuit would be filed to stop the Illinois Senate's impeachment trial of the governor and another claiming that a lawsuit was possible. It all culminated with the disastrous resignation of the governor's top defense attorney, Ed Genson.

 
Democratic County-Attorney Candidate Offers Qualifications PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Written by Mike Walton   
Wednesday, 08 October 2008 02:20

(Editor's note: Republican Scott County attorney candidate Hugh Pries outlined his positions in the July 9, 2008, issue of the River Cities' Reader. Democratic candidate Mike Walton was given an opportunity to do the same.)

 

Mike Walton Thank you for allowing me to address your readers as the current Scott County attorney and the Democratic candidate for county attorney in the election this November 4.

 
Anger Is Justified PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 01 October 2008 03:00

For the bailout bill, public opinion is running anywhere from 100 to 1 to 300 to 1 or more against passing this bill, according to sources on Capitol Hill. Given the massive size of this package, the fact that it rewards the guilty on Wall Street and does nothing to address the cause, that anger is fully justified.

 
Traffic Cameras a Tax on Privacy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by administrator   
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 02:11

I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, near seemingly endless steel mills that lined the Ohio River. These mills poured fiery molten steel out of huge melting pots and afforded opportunity to many new immigrants experiencing American freedom for the first time. My elementary school was next to the UP (United Presbyterian) Church, and my first-grade teacher also taught Sunday school. We started the school day with a Psalm, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance with our hands over our hearts, and we believed in those words. We sang patriotic songs in class and waved flags and sparklers on the Fourth of July.

 
Peace Is Not an Acronym PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 02:26

"Branding Christianity" by John Whitehead is confusing. (See River Cities' Reader Issue 699, August 27-September 2, 2008.)

In the first place, Rick Warren is not "America's pastor." There is no "America's pastor" any more than there is "America's rabbi" or "America's imam." If we could get that straight, perhaps our presidential candidates would not feel like they have to "pander" to us. Rick Warren is a nice guy, but he is not "the future of Christianity in America." We have thousands of spiritual leaders in our country. A few of them are brilliant and/or charismatic. Most of them are simply faithful and hard-working. We should listen to them, study our own sacred texts, and, yes, "speak truth to power."

 
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