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Amy Coney Barrett, a proven conservative on Trump’s Supreme Court short list

Amy Coney Barrett, a proven conservative on Trump’s Supreme Court short list

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor, is a proven conservative with a compelling personal story who has long been atop President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court short list. The mother of seven children and a former law clerk to the late right-wing beacon Justice Antonin Scalia, Barrett, now 48,…MORE

Judge dismisses Trump campaign challenge to Nevada mail-in voting law

Judge dismisses Trump campaign challenge to Nevada mail-in voting law

In a significant setback for the Trump campaign in the battleground state of Nevada, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the campaign over the state’s new mail-in voting law. Under the recently passed law all active voters receive a mail-in ballot, whether they ask for one or not. The bill, AB-4, was…MORE

Barbara Lagoa, one of Trump’s top contenders for the Supreme Court

Barbara Lagoa, one of Trump’s top contenders for the Supreme Court

President Donald Trump said he plans to select a woman to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a feminist icon who helped lead the Supreme Court’s liberal wing for years. Among the people on his short list is Barbara Lagoa, a 52-year-old conservative judge he appointed to the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals…MORE

The future of Obamacare is at risk again. Here’s what’s at stake

The future of Obamacare is at risk again. Here’s what’s at stake

The future of the Affordable Care Act is once again in jeopardy with the passing of liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. President Donald Trump now has a better chance of fulfilling his longstanding promise to kill the landmark health reform law, but in the courtroom instead of Congress. The Supreme Court is already scheduled…MORE

Biden’s once maligned digital operation raises big money by embodying candidate

Biden’s once maligned digital operation raises big money by embodying candidate

When Rob Flaherty began describing Joe Biden‘s digital strategy as a “battle for the soul of the Internet” earlier this year, the Democratic primary had barely ended, the former vice president’s campaign was alarmingly low on money and President Donald Trump‘s digital-centric campaign looked like a juggernaut. The upbeat phrase was quickly panned as a…MORE

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Labor Day – Expanding voting rights for all

By Mike Matejka Because of COVID, there is no Labor Day Parade this year.  It’s always a great event for our everyday workers to march proudly down the street and enjoys the festive crowd. If there had been a parade, this year’s Labor Day theme was to be “150 years of struggle: your right to vote.” …

Is federal mobilization the answer?

By Mike Matejka As President Donald Trump threatens to send federal marshals into Chicago, over the objections of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, recall another Illinois Governor who protested the incursion of armed federal personnel into the city.   Those federal troops, rather than calming, escalated the situation, leading to deaths and violence. Illinois poet Vachel Lindsay…

In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

By Mike Matejka Our nation is at a unique watershed in human relations. African-Americans have been killed too many times in the past before George Floyd, but the response to this man’s death is international and all-encompassing. I was a grade-schooler during the Civil Rights 1960s. I watched Birmingham demonstrators hosed and the Selma – Montgomery…

Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember those whose job took their life

Looking around our community, when we say employer, most will respond to State Farm, Country, or Illinois State University.   We too often forget those who are building our roads, serving our food, or our public employees. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the risk.  Going to work every day for some people means…