Demented Lede by the Chicago Sun-Times

Aug
23

Chicago Sun-Times So if you were writing about a program that tried to steer non-emergency cases away from overcrowded Emergency Wards and towards Community Health Centers, would you start your story this way?

U. of C. Shunning Poor Patients?

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McCain's 'Housing Crisis'

Aug
21

Wow, everyone's having fun with this. This is what greeted me when I accessed my Yahoo Account. The AP is calling it 'McCain's Housing Crisis'.

News Articles from Yahoo!

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'Fresh Start' for Dems in the Illinois State Senate

Aug
21

SJ-R on the opportunities following the election of a new President to the Illinois State Senate:

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Dem Day Part II

Aug
16



Dem Day itself traditionally begins with the County Chair Breakfast. Turn-out this year was extraordinary. Tables were squeezed into the hall and it was standing room only near the back.

All the statewide Democratic officials spoke. A lot of it was focused on the national election and the need to travel to battleground states. Senator Durbin, here speaking, reminisced about an early discussion he had had with Obama encouraging him to run: "Some times you pick the moment and sometimes the moment picks you," he recalled telling Obama.

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Dem Day Part I

Aug
16



Just got a couple of shots from the evening preceding Dem Day at the State Fair.

This is traditionally a day of "low-ticket" fundraisers with beer flowing and great opportunities to meet fellow Dems from across the state.

The first picture is of Leo with Senator Dick Durbin at the Sangamon County Dem Fund-raiser at Boone's Uptown Grill.

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McCain's 'Gentry First' Politics

Aug
09

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You know you're deep in Republican territory when the talk turns to how overtaxed corporations are. Of all the problems in this country, you really wonder what kind of a value system would make this a priority.

Anyway. The current version goes something like this (courtesy of John McCain):

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Chicago Tribune: Obama as 'Elitist' and 'Egghead'

Aug
03

The Chicago Tribune is channeling the Weekly Standard:

Chicago Tribune Logo Having made hay of Barack Obama's relative youth and his foreign-sounding name, his opponents are now homing in on his neighborhood.

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Not Your Mother's Fascism

Aug
03

I never got this 'Fascism' thing among the rightwingers -- unless they conceive of it as some kind of dance step or fashion accessory.

The appeal to authority and misuse of national and religious symbols are so much part of their operating procedure that there's nothing much left to accuse us poor liberals of. [h/t Rick Perlstein]

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It's Leadership, Not Celebrity

Aug
02

Message to the scoundrels running the McCain Campaign:

 Out of Gas It's something called 'leadership' plus something called 'hope' that got those 200,000 Germans packed into that Rally for Obama in Berlin.

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