Illinois Celebrates Barack Obama Day

August 5, 2018 Dr. Tar 25

Yesterday was Obama’s 57th birthday and Illinois celebrated by making the day an official  state holiday. Fortunately, it’s an unpaid commemorative holiday, though state democrats tried to make it legal, complete [Read More]

Chicago’s One Percent Solution

May 13, 2018 Dr. Tar 21

According to a white paper proposal generated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, “The Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability estimated the state’s unfunded liability at $129.1 billion [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 [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 [Read More]

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