Illinois

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. Quinn’s rival for that title, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee, decided not to run for reelection after concluding he would have lost a Democratic country. For a while, it looked like Pat Quinn might face a similar primary challenge.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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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Ben Bernanke seems to think he came up with "fiscal cliff." Not so.

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FreedomWorks shot for the Senate this year, and fell far short.

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