Illinois State Senate

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Barack Obama's Shift on Gay Marriage, and What It Means

    ‚Äč Today's announcement that President Barack Obama's Justice Department will stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) seemed to come out of nowhere — unless you think the administration was emboldened by the election of alum Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    7 Political Ads That Might Be Weirder Than Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep"

    The internet gazed in wonder yesterday at the "Demon Sheep" campaign ad put out by Carly Fiorina, Republican candidate for the Senate in California. It has many brain-searing qualities: a tortured sheep metaphor (teased out with pigs, an alpha sheep that tumbles from a pedestal through a storm-rip ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2009

    Bloomberg and the Teachers' Union

    It's (almost) summertime, and the Mayor's campaigning is easy. So easy, he can roll over the union this time—and should.

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Blagojevich Removed

    Governor Rod Blagojevich has just been removed from office in an impeachment trial held in the Illinois State Senate. He will be replaced this afternoon by Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn, who earlier said he is "ready" to assume his new duties. The vote was 59 to 0. The vote was preceded by state ... More >>

  • News

    February 20, 2007

    The Obama Agenda

    Crowds love the candidate, but can he run a presidency on hope?

  • News

    July 19, 2005

    The Roberts file

    The Supreme Court nominee: A conservative lawyer in King Dubya's court

  • News

    June 23, 1998

    RICO Swallows the First Amendment

    NOW Has Put All Political Protests in Serious Danger