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With lawmakers across the nation introducing legislation to change the practices of tech companies, the battle over social media and online speech has come to the states.  more
I grew up in a racist world and it caused problems.  Still, people read their Bibles, were hopeful of a better future and managed to agree that things could be better while still believing that life was good. more
A check of big headlines, small wonders and other highlights: February 2021 more
President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are pushing for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Congress has already approved $4 trillion in pandemic relief and stimulus measures and billions of that money has yet to be spent. more
Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch gave his standard reply to a question about redistricting reform last week when queried at the Chicago Economic Club, saying different people have different opinions about what a “fair map” actually is. more
Kinzinger, Trump, Big Money, the GOP — a lot to handle in one column. But I can do it, because each is a different-colored thread in a single piece of cloth. more
Behind closed doors, something very important is happening in our democracy.  I would suspect that aside from people who follow redistricting, many are unaware of both the process and outcome of redistricting.  I do think everyone would argue for a “fair” process.   more
Like a bad penny, legislation to hide public notices from the public is about to be considered in the Illinois General Assembly. more
Sometimes I wonder at the rationale for the way things are.   For instance, we would never allow the U.S. Military to unionize. Maybe because if the members were concerned about going to war and getting hurt or killed they would just go on strike. more
The transition of executive and legislative power in the United States from the Republicans under Donald Trump to the Democrats under Joe Biden is more than an exchange of leadership. It is an exchange of one overriding theory with another. more
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