Critics have blamed the president for everything from risking global nuclear annihilation to touching off a losing trade war over steel and aluminum tariffs. What they forget is that when Trump bluffs he usually gets what he wants, whether it’s a concession from Congress or a change in policy from a misbehaving foreign government. A House member from Minnesota recently called his administration incompetent, but the more insightful will one day call Trump’s chaos government simple good business.
Do you know what simple words like budget, duty, and gun mean? You are probably wrong. These are politically-charged words with meanings that only make sense to politicians. That’s why a budget is something that should never be balanced, freedom means restricting our liberty, and fair share means paying too much.
Students planning walkouts, visits to state legislators, a talk with the president, and other strategies to finally get our gun laws to wise up and keep kids safe are about to learn a harsh lesson. Government doesn’t jump because we want something. It jumps when the people who run it want something. Federal and state legislatures have been fighting over gun control for a long time. That’s how educating kids created a market for bulletproof backpacks and why “safe students” doesn’t mean what it’s supposed to mean.
Illinois primary campaign hell began with a deluge of impossible to ignore cardboard leaflets in the mail and robocalls to my unlisted telephone number. GOP contenders are eager to grab our attention. They have that, but what they don’t have is my vote. Here are fourteen reasons they don’t deserve it.
Jeanne Ives' campaign is going to head-to-head with Governor Bruce Rauner in a typical Republican display of angry disunity over party values. We aren’t hearing much about either candidate’s plans to fix our destitute, devastated state. Instead, the big issue is who panders the hardest to Mike Madigan.