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Dysfunction In The Land Of Lincoln

15 01, 2018

“Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire Award” for Fake News / Alternative Facts (January 2018)

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The current President has popularized the term “fake news.”  He has been accused by his opponents for relying on “alternative [...]

18 07, 2017

Heavyweight Fight Between Governor Rauner and Speaker Madigan: And The Winner is Standard and Poor’s (July 18, 2017)

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As the 2017 Illinois legislature sputters to a close, the Democrats, with some Republican help, passed a state budget heavy [...]

12 06, 2017

WHEN YOU THINK IT CAN’T GET WORSE……..…THINK AGAIN!!! (June 12, 2017)

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On June 1st, Standards and Poor downgraded Illinois debt with the Wall Street Journal headline reading "S&P Downgrade Brings Illinois [...]

30 01, 2017

The Grand Bargain (January 30, 2017)

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In the latest iteration of a "grand bargain," Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno have cobbled [...]

7 12, 2016

This is Déjà Vu All Over Again (December 7, 2016)

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The phrase "Déjà Vu all over again" is attributed to Hall of Fame baseball catcher Yogi Berra who is well [...]

27 10, 2016

Should Illinois Become Indiana? (October 25, 2016)

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One of the most notable musical productions from the 1950’s was "The Music Man" in which Robert Preston sold musical [...]

1 09, 2016

Lying Is OK If You Don’t Get Caught, Right? (September 1, 2016)

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In the legislative debates which occurred over the last number of years in the various state capitals, one prominent voice [...]

14 08, 2016

Big Indian Off the Reservation in the Dog Days of Summer (August 15, 2016)

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We are in the "Dog Days of Summer" which is a reference from Roman times when it was believed that [...]

4 08, 2016

Governor Rauner’s Support Unraveling (August 1, 2016)

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Republican Governor Rauner's insistence that non-budget items be part of a budget deal with the Democrat controlled legislature was a [...]

27 06, 2016

Press Conference or Progress (June 1, 2016)

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Illinois now has the dubious distinction of having failed to pass the state budget, in a timely manner, for the [...]