Political Arena

Alaska GOP provides inspiration for Illinois GOP

By John Biver

The Chicago Tribune reported in an Associated Press story today that the Alaska state Republican Party convention “that could have unified a troubled party has descended into infighting.” Horrors! The lieutenant governor, of all the nerve,…

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Candidate vetting for dummies

By John Biver

Illinois rank and file Republican voters can’t afford to spend the next five years they like did that last five years. It’s no longer good enough to blindly trust the men and women who…

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The wasted Congressional bully pulpit

By John Biver

I’ve got an idea on how to improve the Republican presidential campaign debates. Let’s have Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter, Ron Paul, and Sam Brownback go back to Capitol Hill and learn how to lead…

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The real farce is on the Republican side

By John Biver

We keep searching for signs of Republican activity during this historic summer – to no avail. At some point it would seem that at least more than a few Republican legislators would start to question their…

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Why study war or Illinois politics?

By John Biver

In order for rank and file Republicans to make informed judgments about the current state of affairs here in The Prairie State we need to be frank about why we are where we are….

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