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Censorship in the Heartland

As fans of Disclosure know, I recently returned to Charleston, Illinois to publish a Disclosure franchise called Disclosure Heartland. Starting a newspaper of this kind is not easy. It takes hard work, a lot of travel, and a lot of time and money. It is hard enough on its own without all the obstacles put […]

Lessons in newspapering: The reality of censorship

As fans of Disclosure know, I recently returned to Charleston, Illinois to publish a Disclosure franchise called Disclosure Heartland. Starting a newspaper of this kind is not easy. It takes hard work, a lot of travel, and a lot of time and money. It is hard enough on its own without all the obstacles put […]

The Collapse of the National News Media

In the years following the September 11 terrorist attacks, national cable networks were king. Scrolling terror alerts and videos from faraway battlefields were sprayed across the screen, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the whole nation to see. In July 2009, FNC’s The O’Reilly Factor peaked at 3.1 million viewers. Something has […]

5 Reasons to Dump the Sales Tax

Whether it is to fund road repair and construction, local jails, or supplement public school funding, politicians in Illinois seem to be enamored with sales taxes. A penny here and a penny there taken from the pockets of consumers, they argue, cannot be that harmful. Yet there are compelling arguments that sales taxes have a […]

An American Spring

Last autumn, the “Occupy” movement burst onto the scene, beginning on Wall Street and spreading to cities across the United States. It did not take long for familiar left-wing organizations, including Moveon.org, Code Pink, the AFL-CIO and the United Auto Workers, as well as individuals like Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, and Cornel West, to join […]

Can Our Republic Survive?

Past the sea of colorful yard signs and half-empty polling places, the contentious candidate forums, robo calls, and gray haired election judges, stands a question about the fundamental legitimacy of our form of government. Without a significant shift in public interest, can our republic survive? Will it be possible to have a healthy election for […]

Seeing the Elephant: My Foray into Local Politics

Four months ago, I decided to do something I had not thought of doing before, with little money and little experience, and with a lot of personal reservations: I decided to run for public office.

Further Erosion of the 2nd Amendment in Illinois

Since the Supreme Court overturned Chicago’s handgun ban in 2010, Illinois legislators have been looking for new ways to circumvent the U.S. Constitution and deprive citizens in this state of their right to bear arms.

Governor Quinn Has a Lot to Answer For

2011 was a good year for Governor Pat Quinn, but it was a terrible one for the State of Illinois. As the new year dawns, it is abundantly clear that the more the governor gets what he wants, the worse our prospects for digging out of the hole his policies and the policies of his […]

Illinois: Las Vegas of the Midwest?

Back in May, a measure to expand gambling in Illinois was approved by a committee in the Illinois House of Representatives, provoking Governor Pat Quinn to remark, “We have no interest in becoming the Las Vegas of the Midwest.” Apparently content to continue his knee-jerk and misdirected gambling policy, I believe Governor Quinn is passing […]

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