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Quid Pro Quo

The Common Ground Fallacy

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

When one party has made explicit that its primary goal is to block nearly anything proposed by a sitting president and, further, to undo substantive achievements to date -- when revenge requires all Republican senators and representatives to adhere to that primary goal -- then seeking agreement is seen as a contradiction.

Heeeeere's Johnnie

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The question this week is why Chief Justice John Roberts did not insert any smiley faces in his opinion in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. It is obvious to any reader of the opinion that he was having a good time writing that opinion.

Party Time

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

I, a yoga neophyte, was surprised when invited to recall a recent feeling or emotion I didn't much like. "Disgust" leaped to mind, as it did yesterday on hearing the Supreme Court's McCutcheon ruling.

What Metra and Transit Agency Improvements Will We Achieve?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

With news of another group looking at fixing our transit oversight in Illinois, we wonder what will be the legacy of the Metra Memogate? What will we have accomplished?

Sexual Harassment: Know Your Rights

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

You don't have to put up with lewd comments from your boss. You don't have to suffer in silence while being objectified. You have legal protections! That's why I invited lawyer Mike Pospis to give us a lesson in sexual harassment lawsuits.

You don't want to help, you just want help: A rant

Richard Laermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Laermer

My PR agency, which creates and manages campaigns for technology firms and entrepreneurial ventures, has been around for 20 years. We've got 15 staff ...

Revealed: Rahm Emanuel Nixed DOJ Review of Political Prosecutions of Don Siegelman and Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

The Supreme Court is to address whether a U.S. citizen can be convicted and imprisoned for donating to a political campaign without the court requiring any evidence of an explicit quid pro quo.

A Silver Lining In The Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision For Political Prisoner Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

The Supreme Court's recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission - duly criticized for clearing the way for runaway corporate mon...

David Letterman's Collateral Damage

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Natalie Holder-Winfield

While we wait for more facts, it is still curious how powerful men who fall from grace morph themselves into pathetic and sympathetic creatures.

The Fraud of Honest-Services Fraud

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Essentially, honest-services fraud makes prosecutors omnipotent, because they can charge anybody they want with a federal felony.

Elusive Justice Overdue in the Case of Political Prisoner Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

It is time to right the wrongs committed by the overzealous, partisan U.S. attorneys who brought shame and disgrace to the Justice Department under George W. Bush.

McCain: For Sale To The Highest Donors

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

The mainstream media has documented the facts over the years but has failed to tie them together during the election. John McCain is no maverick; he' a master of the quid pro quo.