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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Waiting

For Spring..... [click for full entry]

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Friday, February 27, 2009

In love with A. Lincoln

Illustrator Maira Kalman professes her love for A. Lincoln today in her New York Times.... [click for full entry]

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Reflections of

The Ridgely Building and the old First United Methodist Church steeple in the windows.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

More people needed for transparency in Illinois

The other day I asked the Twitterverse, "Where are the Open Illinois people? And I.... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fighting against reform

After all the scandals surrounding former Governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich, you would think.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, February 23, 2009

The quiet junior senator from Illinois

After a tornadic beating in the press last week, it's almost as if Roland Burris.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tweeps

Get your twitter mosaic here. Get the code: Twitter Mosaic.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Can Illinois be reformed?

I'm starting to get the feeling that whatever reform legislation that might get passed this.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

City counts chickens, waits for eggs to hatch

The City of Springfield passed its budget this week for the next fiscal year (SJ-R:.... [click for full entry]

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Will Obama be Lincolnesque in granting pardons?

A recent op-ed in the Washington Times is calling on Barack Obama to be more.... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Burris

Any benevolence I may have had yesterday for Roland Burris's situation is fading fast, and.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Bungling Burris? [Part 4]

Hopefully, this'll be the last I say about this. But, I wanted to go back.... [click for full entry]

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Bungling Burris? [Part 3]

Wrangling with the question, Did Roland Burris commit perjury before the Special Investigative Committee? Consider:.... [click for full entry]

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Bungling Burris? [Part 2]

I'm trying to reduce this situation to its simplest terms, if possible. Quoting myself from.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bungling Burris?

Is anyone at all surprised that the testimony given to the Illinois Blagojevich Impeachment Committee.... [click for full entry]

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Reforming Illinois government

The task to reform Illinois government was set in motion even before Pat Quinn was.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, President Lincoln

Today was Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday. I almost missed blogging this, which is kind.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Terror by radio

Tomorrow when we're listening to our own talk radio hosts whip us into a frenzy.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Lincoln's hair

From the Library of Congress (no known copyright restrictions): Notes: "The short haircut was perhaps.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, February 06, 2009

On naming public buildings after people [updated]

There was a little outrage on the Capitol Fax Blog today on the news of.... [click for full entry]

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Afghanistan logistics and Russia

Checking the situation in Afghanistan. On Wednesday of this week, the BBC reported that Kyrgyzstan.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Sunset

That's all..... [click for full entry]

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