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  • What to expect now that we're expecting gay marriage

     
    Wednesday's print column So tell Uncle Chester: Don't worry, gay people don't want to marry you. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois starting next June. Chicago's......
  • Why Obama lied about Obamacare

     
    Friday print column updates (and includes the comments on) an earlier blog post making this same point. We will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.......
  • Pack of lies: How the GOP's phony 'court packing' accusation could backfire

     
    Will it work? Republican critics are accusing President Barack Obama of "court packing" for his effort to fill three vacancies on the 11-judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a panel widely considered to be the......
  • Is Charlie Dent a MINO?

     
    I took U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent to task the other day for being on the wrong side of the debate over whether the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- once known as food stamps -- should be cut. Dent voted with......
  • How Much Will the Shutdown Affect October Car Sales?

     
    As Friday's sales numbers near, the auto industry is holding its collective breath to see what effect the federal government shutdown had on auto sales. Signs of the shutdown's impact on the larger economy persist: Moody's economist Mark Zandi said......
  • Straight answers on crooked pols

     
    Making sense of our messy laws on when ex-cons can run for office Wednesday's print column News item: As a convicted felon, former West Side Ald. Isaac "Ike" Carothers (right) is barred by law from running again for a seat......
  • End it, don't extend it

     
    The 'debt ceiling' is a pointless, dangerous law and should be repealed Wednesday's column The informal metaphor in vogue in Washington this month is "the debt ceiling" — a statutory limit on the money Congress can borrow to pay our......
  • Some people think I'm a jerk for writing about Congressional perks - UPDATED to note Dent deferring pay

     
    Thursday's Watchdog column about Congress getting paid during the government shutdown - and explaining just how much they get paid for not doing their job - touched a few nerves. A World War II veteran left me a phone message......
  • ‘March’: Congressman reaches out to youth with civil rights comic

     
    Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
  • 'We can't make extortion a routine part of our democracy'

     
    So said President Obama yesterday. And I agree. The Republicans are calling for "negotiations," as though both side have some changes they'd like to implement -- some new policies or regulations or tax-code alterations -- and the usual sorts of......
  • California lawmakers again consider legalizing sports betting

     
    California lawmakers consider legalization of sports betting...
  • South African court sentences rhino horn smuggler to 40 years

     
    South African court sentences foreign rhino horn smuggler to 40 years jail: A South African court Friday sentenced Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai, to 40 years jail for his part in a Laos-based rhino smuggling syndicate which managed to take dozens of...