Land of Lincoln or Land of the Lost?
Exactly what has Illinois become? In the immortal words of Obi-Wan in Star Wars: Obi-Wan: Mos Eisley spaceport: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” Though Illinois is obviously no spaceport (though our state debt and deficit is out of this world), it seems to have become the Mos Eisley Cantina bar of the left. To | Read More »
School Choice, Chicago Style: Arne Duncan’s List of the Rich and Powerful
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, while serving as Chicago Public Schools chief, maintained a list of special requests from politically connected individuals for children to attend the city’s best schools. The information, reported today by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, is the focus of a federal probe and investigation by the school district inspector general. According to the Tribune: Whispers have long swirled that some | Read More »
Gov Pat Quinn calls for Burris to resign.
[UPDATE] Well, well, well: I may be happy to be proven wrong in this case: “Illinois governor says Burris should resign Quinn says a new senator should be chosen by special election.” Via Hot Air. Reported by Jim Geraghty: given the drumbeat of articles cropping up (“Black Ministers May Rethink Backing Sen. Burris,” and “Blagojevich aide tells of Burris call in fall,” and “What people | Read More »
Did Lisa Madigan know she was on Obama’s Senate list?
More to the point, did she know about it before she initiated proceedings to have the courts remove Rod Blagojevich from office? Because if she did, then the article below: