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Watergate: American Democracy's Finest Hour

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Dave Pruett

If Watergate was arguably our finest hour, then certainly now is our worst, at least since the Civil War. Today congress is populated primarily (but not exclusively) by Lilliputians and demagogues, who have well earned their abysmal 6 percent approval rating.

Why You Should Resist Term Limit Temptation

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

We're hearing a lot about term limits these days because Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has started a strongly financed initiative to add term limits to the Illinois Constitution.

Kent State Anniversary Blues

Paul Krassner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Krassner

"The medicine that kept me safe from experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder now led me to relive that horrible experience as the cops marched onto my property."

Who's the CML Champ, Cheney or Gonzales?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Nobody listens to Alberto Gonzales in large part because, putting it charitably, he was not merely an unprincipled attorney general but an uninspired one. Of course, we also tune him out because we can't be sure he's telling the truth.

Julie Hamos Lands Emily's List Endorsement In Kirk Replacement Race

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Rep. Julie Hamos (D-Evanston) landed the endorsement of one of the country's most powerful women's political groups Tuesday in her bid to succee...

Beth Coulson Set To Run For Mark Kirk's Congressional Seat

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The GOP may be getting its wish in the closely-contested race to replace U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk in Congress. State Rep. Beth Coulson, a Glenview Republi...

Seals Leads Hamos In Democratic Primary For Kirk's House Seat: Poll

The Fix | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Seals, the Democratic nominee against Rep. Mark Kirk (R) in 2006 and 2008, holds a wide lead in the 2010 Democratic primary, according to a survey...

This Election, It's "Déjà Vu All Over Again"

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

No one expects Americans to riot or protest the war like my generation did. But we cannot let what the Bush Administration started continue into the next presidential administration.