Candidate for Illinois AG robbed at gunpoint

January 13, 2018 MJA 32

Chicago Tribune: A candidate running for Illinois attorney general was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he’s also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities. Aaron Goldstein, 42, [Read More]

Land of Lincoln: The third-world casa on the prairie

January 8, 2018 MJA 11

American Thinker:  In a recent blog post here at American Thinker, Thomas Lifson chronicles the tale of Harvey, Illinois, a failing community where government officials have stolen everything not nailed down.  Now, having exhausted all sources of revenue, the municipality is facing insolvency. Well, why [Read More]

Cursive Making A Comeback

December 11, 2017 Dr. Tar 47

Ever since Common Core shifted focus from handwriting to keyboard typing skills, many states dropped the requirement for teaching grade-schoolers how to write in cursive. Now, some states are putting the skill back into their state requirements. Illinois: Here Ohio: Here The loss of cursive handwriting skills among [Read More]

Playing the Race Cart-oon

September 25, 2017 Dr. Tar 6

This political cartoon, a critic of Chicago politicians, cost five staff members their job with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner this summer (his communications team and the governor’s general counsel). Illinois democrats and their supportive experts in academia declared the cartoon racist and those with anything to do [Read More]

Make IL File Chapter 7 Then Break It Up

June 22, 2017 Dr. Tar 23

Here’s a novel solution for when Illinois goes bankrupt, don’t let them reorganize their debt. Force them to break the state up and let its neighbors have a chunk. Wisconsin would get the Cubs, the Bears and could rename Chicago, South Milwaukee. Indiana would get [Read More]

Land of Lincoln Nearing Junk Bond Status

June 2, 2017 Dr. Tar 17

The bond raters Moody and S&P have observed the stalled budget process going on in Illinois and have decided to drop the state’s bond rating to near junk level. While reaching depths of credit worthiness never tried by other states, the loss of confidence in the [Read More]

Land of Lincoln is Sinkin’

September 14, 2015 Dr. Tar 8

Stephen Moore tells the tragic tale of a once great state that overburdened itself with self- serving politicians who have paid off their state employee union vote with other people’s money.