Ex-con Chicago alderman back on ballot latest Illinois embarrassment

By John Ruberry Isaac "Ike" Carothers used to be a Chicago alderman until he pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from a developer seeking a zoning change. Ironically, his father, William, was convicted on similar charges three decades earlier  when he served as an alderman in the same part of Chicago. Carothers is on the ballot … Continue reading Ex-con Chicago alderman back on ballot latest Illinois embarrassment

Some advice on judging the Ryan/Murray Budget deal…

The Ryan Murray deal has now been out there for about two days and there are many different opinions on it. Some think it's a win for the GOP: Though I, too, would like government to shrink, I think this is the right policy trade-off; shutdowns are making it harder and harder to talk about … Continue reading Some advice on judging the Ryan/Murray Budget deal…