Illinois governor’s race: Rauner sweeping newspaper endorsements

By John Ruberry Illinois, or at least its major newspapers, is finally waking up. Nearly 12 years of Democratic rule in Illinois has brought debt, continued corruption, the nation's worst-funded state pension system, and high unemployment. Most polls show the race between incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican newcomer Bruce Rauner to be a dead heat, … Continue reading Illinois governor’s race: Rauner sweeping newspaper endorsements

The Parable of the Seven Waiters / Actors

There was once a rich eccentric who, while generous and honest choose to live in a grand but secluded mansion, far away from people. He was so solicitous of his privacy, he did all his business by phone and video conference.  Even deliveries to the mansion came to an outer building to be brought in … Continue reading The Parable of the Seven Waiters / Actors

Economics Über Alles

By Steve Eggleston The move of Jews to Israel has been an article of faith for millenia, stretching back to the Babylonian conquest of the Kingdom of Judah. Indeed, the Hebrew terms for immigration to and emigration from Israel, respectively aliyah and yerida, translate to, respectively, ascend and descend. A recent Facebook campaign by young … Continue reading Economics Über Alles