Category: Illinois Politics
Miller, Trump’s Affection for Putin is Misplaced
It’s stunning that now, while out of office, Trump seeks to not only weaken the current President, but mislead on his own record and fortitude.
Rep. Robin Kelly Inspires Quincy
Whenever I have heard Rep. Kelly speak on the House floor, she spoke directly to both my heart and my head. I knew instinctively that when afforded the opportunity to meet her, she would live up to this image I had long been developing about her—that she was both down to earth and simultaneously uplifting…
Don’t Burn the Library Down
Outrage and the need to eradicate the voices of others is not owned by either fringe. Both sides want to burn the library.
Filibuster or not to Filibuster. That isn’t the question.
Sometimes, we don’t get our way in a democracy. That is a fundamental part of what makes democracy function. We are not a monolithic people. It is our individuality, coupled with our ability to work together, that has made America the nation it is.
Economic, Pandemic, Political Threat Looms for Restaurants
Restaurants across the nation are in trouble. Not many policymakers are even talking about what is happening to these small businesses in nearly every town and city in America.
A Brief History of Fear in American Politics: AIDS, 9/11 to Covid19
The need to have a villain does conjure memories of the fear tactics by the Christian right involved with the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.