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Ready to Run

Apr 26, 2017
Rich Egger

A recent Friday night found me and my fourteen year old daughter on the couch, Netflix cued up, and we are  transported to Washington D.C. circa 2003.  The characters created by Aaron Sorkin that populate the world of The West Wing  make the hard decisions, walk the fine line between political expediency and ethics, and always take the high road.  

Knox College

I hate yard signs.  I dislike them almost as much as I loathe those inflatable, blowie-uppy-thingys that people put in their yards for Halloween and Christmas. 

This week the Shop Talk panelists discuss how reporters are being treated as they try to cover this year’s presidential campaigns.

No Year Quite Like 2015 In Illinois Politics

Dec 31, 2015
Credit: The World Trade Council

A new governor.  A long-time House speaker.  Court-ordered state spending.  It all adds up to a year unlike any other in the state of Illinois' history.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline talks 2015 in state politics with Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky.

Wikipedia

The Center for Public Integrity has released the results of what it calls, “a data-driven assessment of state laws and practices that are meant to deter corruption while promoting transparency and accountability.”

The Shop Talk panelists talk about political websites that are made to look like news sites.

Wiki Commons

The mere accumulation of facts doesn’t always lead to good conclusions, judgment or wisdom. Too many of us, progressive and conservative alike, can fall victim to extrapolation or correlation.

The election returns in yesterday’s Illinois primary were not even in before the candidates for governor started attacking each other. Republicans chose wealthy investor Bruce Rauner to take on Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. Brian Mackey looks at the surprisingly close election results, and what’s ahead for the campaign.