Guns & Best Places

Reading time – 37 seconds  .  .  .   There was a vote by the village board in Niles, IL on July 22, 2014 regarding a zoning variance to allow a new gun shop to open within a mile of three schools and within 1 block of one of them. The board room was packed with… [read more]


You Aren’t Getting What You Want & Snowballs

Reading time – 91 seconds  .  .  .  Last month the Senate rejected a bill that would have allowed for the refinancing of our over $1 trillion of student debt in order to take advantage of today’s low interest rates. Elizabeth Warren commented about that saying, “With this vote we show the American people who… [read more]


Father Flannigan in Texas

This is a guest essay from reader Frank Levy of Houston, TX. It was submitted as a comment to an earlier post, Father Flannigan, Your CEO and the Supreme Court, and was deemed too important to bury at the bottom of the Comments section. It is offered here for your consideration and comment. ————————————- In… [read more]


What To Do About Arrogance & Indifference

Reading time – 73 seconds  .  .  . In his stunning article in the June, 2014 The Atlantic exploring the issue of reparations for our American treatment of slaves and the effects on their descendents, Ta-Nehisi Coates quotes a Chicago Tribune editorial from 1891 that addresses this same issue: “They have been taught to labor…. [read more]


Action Alert – TODAY!

Reading time – 19 seconds .  .  . Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has sponsored a bill to amend the Constitution and has 37 co-sponsors. His bill will overturn corporate rights and begin to get democracy killing big money out of our politics and start us on the road to solving the complex problems that are… [read more]


Nothing Conservative To See Here – Move Along

Reading time . .  .  43 seconds There are so many programs that the Republicans used to support, like healthcare reform, gun background checks and programs that suggest something science-y, like cap-and-trade.  For six years, though, they have been focused solely on opposing anything President Obama supports, so they have turned their backs on their… [read more]


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