Pritzker may win with spin

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By Ray Hanania Governor JB Pritzker is planning to run for president in 2024. Actually, the proper way to report that is to say Pritzker is planning to “buy” the Democratic nomination for president in 2024, the same way he bought the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor in 2018. Pritzker has been spinning negatives into…

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Why gas prices could skyrocket again

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By Wayne Winegarden We’re all looking for relief from record high gas prices these days. Gas prices are the highest in United States history at a nationwide average of $4.59 as of May 19, according to AAA. Many states surpass this average with California at $6.050, Nevada at $5.224, Washington at $5.148, and New York…

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‘Easy layup’ on abortion looking complicated

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By Rich Miller As I’ve been telling my newsletter subscribers for several weeks now, talks began in mid-May about a possible special state legislative session to address the abortion issue. Gov. JB Pritzker, Senate President Don Harmon and House Speaker Chris Welch had some brief chats about bringing legislators back to town back then. Illinois…

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Rape victims assaulted again by gov’t bumbling

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By Christine McDonald There is a sexual assault taking place right now. Every 68 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. More than 97% of perpetrators walk away free. A major reason is mismanagement of physical evidence. It’s time for police work to enter the modern era and employ the latest technology for collecting and processing…

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A big waste for a ‘big shot’

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By Ray Hanania Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison has tried to define himself as an outspoken critic of government officials who exploit police resources for their personal security. But recent reports by WBEZ radio and Chicago Sun-Times expose his hypocrisy. Morrison received an inordinate amount of formal police security checks of his home in the…

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Trumpers making primary moves

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By Rich Miller “We’re not the party of Trump,” Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie told an interviewer a couple of months ago. “I’m in the Republican Party and the party of Lincoln. And at the end of the day, the important thing is that we’re standing up for ideas and ideals and not a personality.…

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We need to get tough on more than guns

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By Ray Hanania I agree that there needs to be some tougher requirements to owning a gun, and that we should ban the sale of automatic weapons or owning an operable automatic weapon in a collection. But despite the high-profile killings that the news media showcases, such as the tragic massacre of 19 children and…

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A Bipartisan Fix for America’s Looming Homecare Crisis

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By Tom Ryan Within the next 40 years, the number of people over the age of 65 in this country will increase by about 70%. Many older Americans — three in four, according to an AARP survey — want to live out their golden years at home. They won’t be able to, absent action to…

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State GOP making a hard right turn

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By Rich Miller The Illinois Republican Party has successfully avoided being dragged into the hard-right camp at the state level for decades. Those days may be over. With relatively liberal Republicans Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar and then George Ryan as governor, the state never embraced the sweeping policy changes that emerged from the “Reagan Revolution”…

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