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  • Mike’s Musings
    Politically, I’m not a registered anything, but I philosophically turned away from what I consider the organized greed and cruelty in the Republican Party 40 years ago, when the original sin of trickle-down economics emerged in the person of Ronald Reagan--St. Ronnie as I like to call him because of his deification by legions of tax-cutting, government-starving, public aid-bashing conservatives who came in his wake.
  • Capitol Facts
    The calls were mostly brief and to the point, recipients said. House Speaker Michael Madigan just wanted to know where his members stood last week after two of his members demanded he step aside as House Speaker and Democratic Party of Illinois chairman.
  • Mike’s Musings
    It can seem to people of my age--hidebound in our moral and ethical selves--that we are being asked to confront a number of age-old and well-established paradigms all at the same time, and all of a sudden.
  • Capitol Facts
    A couple of days after the July 17th disclosures in ComEd’s deferred prosecution agreement with the US Attorney’s office, House Speaker Michael Madigan called individual House Democrats to try and reassure them that all would be well.
  • Mike’s Musings
    Probably everyone at every stage of journalism dreams of catching a big story or being celebrated for his or her coverage of one, but those of us at the lower rungs usually learn to settle for pictures of weirdly-shaped vegetables and the promise of the next high school sports season.
  • Capitol Facts
    One of the most politically powerful entities in this state, ComEd, has basically admitted bribing the most politically powerful person in this state, House Speaker Michael Madigan, and agreed to pay $200 million and continue cooperating with federal investigators for at least the next three years.
  • Mike’s Musings
    I get hundreds of emails a day; less than a handful usually have value to my work or importance in my life.
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