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Give Us Tax Breaks or We'll Shoot the Hostage's Jobs
In this political environment where Republican hostage taking is all the rage, Illinois corporations are now regularly taking their employee's jobs hostage as they demand tax breaks from the state. ...
michael in chicago 06/11/2011 34 5 - 83
IL Pensions: Unions Win Battle
On Friday I wrote about the push by Republican Leader Tom Cross and Speaker Madigan, with the full support of the Commercial Club of Chicago, to violate the Illinois Constitution by passing a bill ...
michael in chicago 05/30/2011 6 42 - 183
Then They Came for Pensions in IL
Article VIII, Section 5 of the Illinois Constitution states the following in plain language regarding pensions of public workers like ...
michael in chicago 05/27/2011 131 163 1 878
Long Term Consequences of Republican Education Policy
So a long term research study finds that students who can't read well by third-grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school than their proficient peers. If you're a Republican in ...
michael in chicago 04/17/2011 35 43 2 287
Gee, It Isn't All About Money to Teachers
Although this will come as a shock, offering incentives to teachers for increased student achievement - a concept referred to as "merit pay" - doesn't seem to produce the results the "reformers" ...
michael in chicago 03/09/2011 41 56 5 354
Bill Gates: Genius in Causation
Today Bill Gates, an obvious expert on education due to his background in education experience as a teacher billions of dollars, has written an op-ed in today's ...
michael in chicago 02/28/2011 42 21 - 207
"We" have to?
President Obama: "We’ve got to stop blocking emergency relief for Americans who are out of work." Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I'm not falling over myself ...
michael in chicago 07/20/2010 5 1 - 27
Too Big a House?
So what is "too big" a house? In DuPage County Illinois, where I live, if you bought new the average cost of a house was $325,900 in 2006. The median price of a detached house: $431,998. Median real ...
michael in chicago 02/22/2009 33 19 1 41
Bipartisanship is Not a Vote Total
You know, I'm getting plenty tired of hearing about how since no Republicans in the House, and only three so far in the Senate, have voted for their chamber's stimulus bill, that somehow Obama has ...
michael in chicago 02/09/2009 4 3 - -
"...Break Some China"
On Friday, McCain and Palin went to Sterling Heights Michigan, where among other pithy slogans, McCain garnered rousing applause for ...
michael in chicago 09/07/2008 4 1 - -
Democratic Congress Members: Say "Republican"
michael in chicago 06/15/2006 12 28 - 204
Could We Please Get Democrats Media Training?
michael in chicago 06/02/2006 12 8 - 2
Depleted Uranium in IL-06 Race
michael in chicago 01/30/2006 3 8 1 22
Time for Us to Support Cegelis
michael in chicago 01/26/2006 22 12 1 1
Driving Christine: Part IV
michael in chicago 01/24/2006 1 2 1 -
Driving Christine: Part III
michael in chicago 01/23/2006 11 8 1 21
Driving Christine: Part II
michael in chicago 01/22/2006 6 7 2 3
Driving Christine: Part I
michael in chicago 01/21/2006 7 11 1 25
Cegelis & Scott Show Up
michael in chicago 01/18/2006 23 3 1 1
Cegelis Excitement Builds
michael in chicago 01/16/2006 12 12 1 7
Kaptur (D-OH) Campaigns for Cegelis
michael in chicago 01/14/2006 15 13 2 6
Progressive Democrats Endorse Cegelis
michael in chicago 01/13/2006 57 14 1 5
Union Endorses the Non-Union Candidate
michael in chicago 01/12/2006 15 7 2 2
IL-06: A Handle on the Issues?
michael in chicago 01/09/2006 103 2 2 9
IL-06: Who's Got a Blog?
michael in chicago 01/05/2006 14 2 1 -
Blogging for Duckworth from DCCC HQ
michael in chicago 12/15/2005 7 3 1 1
Duckworth's Residency is an Issue
michael in chicago 12/12/2005 37 5 1 12
Dean's Wrong: I Don't Have the Power
michael in chicago 12/08/2005 54 14 1 23
The Plan for Victory in IL-06?
michael in chicago 12/05/2005 104 6 1 6
Cegelis on Iraq & IL-06
michael in chicago 12/04/2005 6 7 1 -
Let the DCCC Packaging Begin
michael in chicago 11/30/2005 59 5 1 5
Sun Times Article: DCCC Support Cegelis!
michael in chicago 11/29/2005 31 16 1 5
IL-06: Roskam Challenged
michael in chicago 11/19/2005 3 1 1 -
So What is it: Fundraising or Message?
michael in chicago 11/13/2005 6 - - 9
Four Simple Suggestions for Bloggers
michael in chicago 11/12/2005 17 33 - 7
IL-06: Duckworth Angst
michael in chicago 11/11/2005 21 2 2 -
The Starsky & Hutch Torture Team
michael in chicago 11/07/2005 4 4 - -
The Six Degrees of 9-11
michael in chicago 11/02/2005 3 2 - -
Bush's War on Terror or the Radical Right?
michael in chicago 10/06/2005 3 6 - -
Dear Mr. Blitzer (and other pundits)
michael in chicago 08/28/2005 16 20 - -
Which War This Time?
michael in chicago 08/28/2005 11 3 - -
Blogosphere vs. Beltway
michael in chicago 08/18/2005 2 - - -
DCCC to Cegelis: "Raise Money"
michael in chicago 08/11/2005 70 12 - 53
Admit a Mistake or Apologize?
michael in chicago 08/07/2005 12 3 - -
[UPDATED] Just Admit You Fucked Up
michael in chicago 08/06/2005 252 411 - 78
BlogAide: Chris Bowers Needs a Laptop
michael in chicago 07/05/2005 5 9 - 2
Happy 4th of July??
michael in chicago 07/04/2005 4 3 - 1
IL-06: Conversations with Christine
michael in chicago 06/29/2005 7 6 - 26
Cegelis Event: Protecting Retirement Security
michael in chicago 06/28/2005 - 1 - 10
Bush "9-11" Poll
michael in chicago 06/28/2005 7 - - -
Rice's Generational Iraq Timetable
michael in chicago 06/19/2005 5 2 - -
The New Conservative Bogyman: Fonts
michael in chicago 06/19/2005 8 6 - 11
"Disconnected From Reality"
michael in chicago 06/18/2005 1 6 - 15
A Gay Warning Label
michael in chicago 06/13/2005 15 13 - -
IL-06: Roskam Raises $150K
michael in chicago 06/07/2005 4 4 - 1
Our Modern Health Care System
michael in chicago 06/05/2005 18 14 - -
Downing Street Memo for Dummies
michael in chicago 06/02/2005 43 19 - -
Support Our Troops?
michael in chicago 05/28/2005 60 15 - 2
Stem Cells, Bush, and Hypocrisy
michael in chicago 05/20/2005 2 3 - -
Santorum's Nazi Comparison Habit
michael in chicago 05/20/2005 3 4 - -
Playing Not to Lose
michael in chicago 05/09/2005 6 8 - -
Frist and the GOP: All or Nothing
michael in chicago 05/03/2005 3 2 - -
A Conversation with Christine (IL-06)
michael in chicago 05/02/2005 3 5 - 1
Cegelis Arbor Day Speech (IL-06)
michael in chicago 05/01/2005 6 12 - 8
Hyde's GOP Payback
michael in chicago 04/23/2005 5 4 - -
Reality Based Politics
michael in chicago 04/21/2005 6 7 - -
Ethics Without Much Thought
michael in chicago 04/17/2005 4 3 - 37
Cegelis Blogger Conference Call
michael in chicago 04/13/2005 2 4 - 16
The Vilification of Teachers
michael in chicago 04/13/2005 28 19 - 1
Another Reason Not to Shop at Wal-Mart
michael in chicago 04/09/2005 10 20 - -
Join the Club
michael in chicago 03/31/2005 5 4 - 6
"A Consistent Ethic of Life"
michael in chicago 03/28/2005 5 2 - -
4+1=3?
michael in chicago 03/05/2005 3 2 - -
The NCLB Business Model
michael in chicago 02/26/2005 5 4 - -
They Wouldn't Mislead Seniors?
michael in chicago 02/26/2005 - 1 - -
Santorum's Enron Accounting
michael in chicago 02/13/2005 9 2 - -
Expose Their Priorities
michael in chicago 02/07/2005 2 8 - -
With Apologies to Martin Frost
michael in chicago 01/30/2005 3 2 - -
Standing Up to DeLay?
michael in chicago 01/29/2005 10 4 - -
The Cowardly Democrat
michael in chicago 01/28/2005 7 1 - -
A Double Edge Sword
michael in chicago 01/23/2005 5 6 - -
What Do We Stand For?
michael in chicago 01/21/2005 18 10 - 7
Bush Cries Wolf. Again.
michael in chicago 01/20/2005 7 7 - -
Time to Talk Seriously About Dean
michael in chicago 01/18/2005 137 34 - 6
MLK, Mecham and AZ
michael in chicago 01/17/2005 2 2 - 10
Kennedy vs. Frist: Social Security
michael in chicago 01/16/2005 5 3 - -
AOB: America on Bush
michael in chicago 01/15/2005 7 7 - -
The Cost of "Your Money"
michael in chicago 01/13/2005 6 4 - -
We're Just Blogging
michael in chicago 01/12/2005 22 8 - -
DNC Southern Caucus Impressions
michael in chicago 01/09/2005 15 6 - -
The 4-Year Old's Filibuster
michael in chicago 01/08/2005 120 91 - 10
The Only Senator with Balls is a Woman
michael in chicago 01/06/2005 24 5 - -
Bidding War
michael in chicago 01/01/2005 4 1 - -
Happy New Year's Eve
michael in chicago 12/31/2004 11 - - -
Stingy and No Follow Through
michael in chicago 12/30/2004 3 7 - -
Bush Bristles at "Stingy"?
michael in chicago 12/29/2004 14 5 - 1
Bush on Compassion
michael in chicago 12/26/2004 5 3 - -
Bizzaro World
michael in chicago 12/23/2004 10 9 - -
RFS (Comic Relief)
michael in chicago 12/08/2004 1 - - -
Terrorism and Reactionism
michael in chicago 11/30/2004 1 2 - -
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