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Throughout the years, voting has remained a local issue, managed by individual states. States are allowed to write and enforce voting laws for local elections and state business. We also vote … more
The Electoral College helps to prevent fraud and stolen elections. Or, at least, that’s one of the selling points that defenders of our system always use. If that’s the case, what is happening … more
FLICK LITE: The latest batch of sites, sights and insights, offered as always by the readers and your own resident Flick Lite boy: Latest greatest summation of the year One recent day along a … more
The partisan divide here in Illinois is equally striking, intensified by regional tensions and antagonisms. The concept of “One Illinois” often seems an elusive aspiration rather than an … more
We probably would have a video of this because it was the only thing a witness could think of to do. There were alternatives available we may only see later in hindsight. Everyone will blame someone … more
I live in Illinois. Check that. I reside in Illinois. I wouldn’t say that any of us is living here. Just surviving. Hanging in there. Getting by. You can’t make plans here. Not any … more
But the first person listed is not one of the defendants. “Public Official A was the Speaker of the House of Representatives,” the list begins. The feds don’t just throw these things … more
The thinking went like this: Democrats were frustrated after the 2010 midterm elections because Republicans held legislative majorities in states where lawmakers draw legislative and congressional … more
Waiting for the outcome I’ve been watching the “continuing” election clamor on TV and the push to move on with the call on who will be President. It really reminds me of a couple who just … more
Lenin rose to power on a deluge of promises. He promised to give food and shelter to the starving cities. He told the peasants he’d give them land owned by the wealthy and convinced the Russians … more
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