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Rushing To Judgment

page-04.pdf-000By Russ Mann

“When an event occurs there are as many events as there are witnesses because each witness has his own version of what occurred!” ~ Leo Tolstoy

That Tolstoy quote haunts each and every event that hits the evening news. Exacerbating the problem is the human tendency of many to not wait for all of the facts to be presented before making a judgment call. And most often...
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The Top Guy Is Left To Do All The Dirty Work ...

page-04.pdf-001By Rich Miller

Just a quick note to Bruce Rauner: The next time you try to claim that Gov. Pat Quinn is “personally” under federal investigation (an allegation that, as far as anyone can tell, is not true), it’s probably best not to say it while standing next to a different governor who actually is “personally” under federal investigation.

Rauner held a relatively brief press...
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Trusting Science

page-04.pdf-000By Russ Mann

As astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, heir apparent to Carl Sagan as our liaison to the universe so eloquently pointed out, unlike the dinosaurs we humans have the ability to observe and predict a humanity annihilating disaster such as an asteroid impact. But few of us are qualified to make the necessary observations and calculations to accurately predict its trajectory and...
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You Gotta Be Ready For Everything In This Game ...

page-04.pdf-001By Rich Miller

Bruce Rauner reportedly had one of those bugs that were going around last week.

I feel his pain. I was sick with one thing or another all week. Luckily, I took a little time off, or I’d probably have felt even worse.

Rauner didn’t take any time off and it showed. For the first time at his press conferences he read his statements right off the page, painfully stumbling...
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Ethics For Sale

page-04.pdf-000By Russ Mann

English author Charlotte Brontë profoundly observed in her novel ‘Jane Eyre’ that, “Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation; they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour ... If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?”

In spite of launching a creative defense (that...
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