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Blind In the “Right” Eye

page-04.pdf-000By Russ Mann

Most of the industrialized world is keenly aware that carbon emissions are threatening our planet, making air quality unsuitable for some and effecting climate change and that, though mankind may not be totally responsible, we are certainly, at the very least exacerbating the problem.

The nation of China is facing a multitude of growing pains in becoming industrialized and is...
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Poll Finds Rauner Sitting On A Big Lead ...

page-04.pdf-001By Rich Miller

A new Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll found Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn 51-39. That’s pretty much the same margin the pollster found for another client a month ago.

The poll of 940 likely voters was taken July 8th and has a margin of error of ±3.2%. Thirty percent of the calls were made to mobile phones.

Gov. Quinn has repeatedly blasted...
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Gettysburg

page-04.pdf-000By Russ Mann

War is always the worst choice in settling a dispute. German novelist, Thomas Mann, once described war as “A coward’s escape from the problems of peace!” The Civil War was the most devastating in US history in that it was Americans killing Americans over issues that had already been pre-determined in Christian doctrine and in the US Constitution, namely: freedom and...
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Pension Reform Will Have Trouble Passing Review

page-04.pdf-001By Rich Miller

In a sweeping 6-1 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court last week struck down an attempt to force government retirees to pay more for their subsidized state health insurance. And while nothing is ever certain when it comes to the judiciary, the Court made it pretty darned clear that Illinois’ new pension reform law is going to have real trouble passing constitutional...
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Moe’s Diner: A Step Back In Time

page-04.pdf-000By Russ Mann

Diners are an American original that has been traced back to the mid-1800’s in New England. They began as mobile lunch wagons and as their popularity grew the mobile diners created traffic problems and municipalities had to begin regulating and restricting them. Eventually as horse drawn streetcars were replaced by newer electric models, the older cars often became inexpensive...
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