Cain Stumbles Over His Past Problems

Herman Cain seemed to rise out of nowhere to take the lead of the Republican pack seeking the GOP nomination for president next spring. But as fast as he rose, he is fast falling as he stumbles through what is one of the worst PR responses to controversy I have ever seen. Cain first came…

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Trickle Down Tax Cuts: Just a Broken Record

Trickle Down Tax Cuts: Just a Broken Record By LEW PRINCE I’m one of those Òjob creators” members of Congress profess to admire so much. Thirty-two years ago, my partner and I started a small business with $300 worth of old records and a booth at the local farmers market. We’re now the biggest independent…

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CME Chairman Says He Is Ready to Flee Illinois

In an exclusive interview last week, CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy said he’s more than ready to leave Illinois if he doesn’t get what he believes is a Òfair” tax deal from the General Assembly. The company owns the Chicago Board of Trade and several other firms. It’s a very big wheel in this…

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Emanuel Guts Human Relations Commission

To help cut expenses, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cutting services. Too bad he doesn’t focus more on waste. Emanuel is cutting 20 percent or $619,000 from the budget of Commission on Human Relations, the agency that fights bigotry and discrimination in the city. That sounds like a lot but the Commission will have about…

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Drafting Error In State’s New Campaign Contribution Limit Law

Drafting Error In State’s New Campaign Contribution Limit Law An apparent legislative drafting error has created a massive loophole in the state’s new campaign contribution limit law, and ComEd and its parent company Exelon have been aggressively exploiting it since early this year. State campaign finance reform laws that capped campaign contributions went into effect…

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Halloweens Past And Images of ‘Tingler’

Ghosts and goblins. Draculas and werewolves. And maybe even Snookie or one of the Kardashian girls. Halloween is this Monday. That means for one day, kids can dress up to look like a ghostly image or even a popular celebrity. In a previous column, I mentioned how I would often dress up as a ghost…

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In Theo We Trust

So Theo Epstein is a Cub, and it’s time to get excited. Right? Right? Well, yeah. But haven’t we Cub fans been excited before? Like when Corey Patterson arrived? Or when Felix Pie arrived? Or when Greg Maddux was signed as a free agent? Or when Kosuke Fukudome came over from Japan? Or when Larry…

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Steve Jobs Is Not Worth Hero Worship

Steve Jobs Is Not Worth Hero Worship Steve Jobs was a tyrant. You can see it in his Apple products. He supported censorship by limiting the freedoms of the users of his products. He developed hardware with software restrictions that prevented and still prevent users from maximizing their experience with Apply products. http://rayhanania.wordpress.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif. And, there…

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