Illinois

The Supreme Court Would Prefer People With Disabilities Receive Care from Disgruntled, Low-Wage, High-Turnover Workers
June 30, 2014

The Supreme Court just dealt a blow to direct care workers, including the people who help us.

Obama's Dirty, Coal-Loving Past
The coal industry says Obama's new energy rules are the product of his lifelong enmity. His record says otherwise.
May 29, 2014

The coal industry says Obama's new energy rules are the product of his lifelong emnity. His record says otherwise.

Another Centrist Democrat Goes Down
September 17, 2013

How is Pat Quinn this lucky? The Democratic Governor of Illinois might have the lowest approval rating in the country, with some polls showing him stuck in the twenties.

Is Obama's Coal-Country Nemesis Hiring Again?
January 24, 2013

The coal-mine CEO who made a big show of laying off workers and blaming it on Barack Obama may have started quietly hiring some back.

The Man Who Could Have Saved Organized Labor
January 01, 2013

The American labor movement is in dire straits. Could a little-known, recently-departed dissident named Jerry Tucker have saved it?

Gun Control Can Survive the Supreme Court
December 28, 2012

Recent Second Amendment rulings are unlikely to stand in the way of sensible gun-control measures.

Lincoln in Hollywood, from Griffith to Spielberg
December 21, 2012

Spielberg's film ought to put an end to the Lost Cause mythology.

Torture, America, and the Laws of War
December 21, 2012

Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American HistoryBy John Fabian Witt (Free Press, 498 pp., $32)   WAR IS ABOUT killing, maiming, and destroying. Yet in its midst men have sought heroism not only in savage acts of bravery but also in observing limits, in finding a way to affirm their and their adversaries’ common humanity, in the concept of honor as a higher expression of morality than is attainable even in peace.

How Human Rights Became our Ideology
November 16, 2012

The modern idea of human rights was only created after World War II. In the next half-century, it became a global movement.

What Was Romney Doing In Coal Country?
November 13, 2012

Coal CEO Robert Murray is back in the news for blaming a round of layoffs on Obama's victory. What was Romney doing allying himself with him?

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