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  • The Chicago Heist

    Cook County has experienced some of the worst effects of the housing crisis of any area in the US. As it stands today, there are 199,778 homes (9.16% of all) that are vacant in Chicago. As a resident of Cook County for a good portion of my life, I have seen the steady rise of …

  • Chicago’s Newest Solution to Gang Violence: Curfews

     As if Chicago wasn’t already the poster child for big government, it continues to live up to that reputation with probably the most anti-liberty law a city can impose upon its people: curfews. Faced with an escalating crime rate in the city of Chicago, and a police force that has been shrinking due to budget …

  • Rahmen Emanuel

    Rahmen Emanuel, he never wastes a crisis and also contains MSG. This definitely wins as my favorite new Tumblr. The one below is titled “Noodlin Around With Nancy.” You’re welcome.

  • The Obnoxious Emanuel

    It’s no secret that Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is known for his big, gutter mouth. Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Emanual commented in a private meeting with liberal special interest groups that Blue Dog Democrats opposing the health care reform bill were “F***ing retarded.” The situation got much worse when …

  • Animal Farm on Capitol Hill

    The recent flu scare is a classic and amusingly blatant case of how government and the mainstream media use fear and panic to control the population.  Such tactics are the best tool in the box for any government official with an agenda to push: the best justification for government power, says the fear-monger, is a …

  • In good faith

    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel explains that he and the president think that those who devised and implemented torture techniques under the Bush Administration should not be prosecuted. What’s interesting, however, is the argument Emanuel makes: rather than simply claiming that the people involved are safe from prosecution because what they were doing …

  • A Mandatory Service Exploratory Commission?

    Yesterday the House passed H.R. 1388, the charmingly titled Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (GIVE – nice to know our congressmen are just that clever, isn’t it?).  It has been sent on to the Senate, where it will likely pass and be signed into law by early April. As it stands now, the bill …

  • The potential for real change is there…

    …it just needs to be organized.  I am the Editor of my college paper, and one of the features I have added this year is a political debate column which runs in every weekly issue.  How it works is I propose a topic each week to the three columnists, one of whom is a Republican, …

  • Further calls for a universal draft…

    …this time coming from the right.  Obama appointee Rahm Emanuel is seconded on Fox News by “conservative” columnist Tony Blankley:

  • A Silver Lining

    Obama’s selection for Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, explains that the financial crisis has some sort of a silver lining: it gives the government an “opportunity to do things we could not do before.”  He frames his ideas not as a question of “big government or small government but more effective government,” which does a …