Illinois Politics

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 and inspiring. 

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18 January 2022

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.

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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.

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