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Rich, Out Of Touch, Right Wing White Guy?

page-04.pdf-001By Rich Miller

It occurred to me when I was in Chicago the other day that the media furor about billionaire mogul Donald Trump’s insistence that he be allowed to hang 20-foothigh letters spelling out his name on his new skyscraper is pretty much the same sort of mindset behind Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign to tag “Billionaire Bruce Rauner” as a rich, out of touch, rightwing white...
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Cheney Blames Obama For Iraq .... Really?

page-04.pdf-000By Russ Mann

No-one even blinks when such liberal pundits as Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz criticize someone on the right. It’s a given since their politics is 180 degrees opposite from conservatives. But following ex-Vice President, exSecretary of Defense Dick Cheney’s Wall Street Journal op-ed criticizing President Obama the degrees of longitude became muddled when such...
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Rauner Obviously Ran A Tight Ship ...

page-04.pdf-001By Rich Miller

Almost 90% of the “Yes for Independent Maps” petition entries tossed as invalid by the Illinois State Board of Elections this month were for people who were either not registered to vote or weren’t registered to vote at the address shown on the petitions, official documents show. The group is attempting to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot to reform the...
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Prejudice In A Changing World

page-04.pdf-000By Russ Mann

One would have thought that 40 years after the pass- ing of the Civil Rights Act that racism was, at least, on the wane in the U.S. and that electing this nation’s first mi- nority president would have validated that, yet Barack Obama’s election seems to have only stoked the fires of bigotry and intensified it in a most odious way.

In America racism flies not only in the...
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What We Need Is A Serious Conversation ...

page-04.pdf-001By Rich Miiler

“Today, I laid out more than $1 billion in structural reforms,” Republican gu- bernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner boasted to his sup- porters via a blast e-mail last week.

Baloney.

Rauner’s press conference to announce a billion dollars in alleged budget savings was an almost total farce.

Fully half of what Rauner said he could save - $500 million at the Department of...
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