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  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • Losing faith in government

    Now for some good news, and it has nothing to do with the birth of the royal baby. According to a USA Today/Bipartisan Policy Center poll, "Americans by more than 2-1 say the best way to make positive changes in society is through volunteer organizations...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Keeping a watchful eye on IRS

    Keeping a watchful eye on IRS
    The popular impression is that President Barack Obama's Internal Revenue Service harassed only tea party and patriot-like groups seeking tax-exempt status. If it were only so. Allegations of IRS harassment of pro-life and religious groups reach as far...
  • House Franking Commission: Mack did no wrong; George LeMieux: yes he did – it was deliberate

     
    Someone's mistake that sent U.S. Rep. Connie Mack's constituent-addressed mail to Republicans all around Florida, at taxpayers expense,  instead of  just in his home district of Fort Myers, was an honest mistake by a vendor and Mack himself did nothing...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Did Obama have his chance to fix the economy?

     
    Today, I debate the 2012 presidential race with Jeff Berkowitz, a former business litigation lawyer and economics professor who hosts "Public Affairs," a cable interview show that focuses on Illinois politics. From Jeff, to Eric: In your Sunday column,...
  • What a surprise! Schock repeats the big GOP lie

     
    For two years he had complete, unadulterated control of the federal government, a 60-seat majority in the Senate, an 80-plus seat majority in the House. He got every -- literally every piece of legislation he wanted, to try and, quote,......
  • Seer madness: Readers and I do our duty, predict 2013

     
    With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
  • Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan headline Chicago weekend fundraisers

    Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan headline Chicago weekend fundraisers
    U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, are scheduled to be in the Chicago area this weekend on fundraising missions. Pelosi, the former House speaker from California, is headlining a...
  • Paul Ryan in Chicago, says Obama ducking economic record

    Paul Ryan in Chicago, says Obama ducking economic record
    Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan accused President Barack Obama on Sunday of running a campaign based on distractions to avoid confronting his economic record and of promoting “stagnation that fosters dependency” rather than...
  • The next election already: Bill Daley serious about running for governor

    The next election already: Bill Daley serious about running for governor
    Illinois Gov. William Daley. Get used to it. Because he wants it. And he's reaching for it. "I've thought about it before and I don't take it off the table," Daley told me in an interview on WLS-AM 890 on Wednesday as he sat for an hour talking...