Political Arena

Warning to homosexual youth: It gets worse

By John Biver

Dispatches recommended by Christopher Doyle: In recent months, gay activists have seized on a string of suicides among sexually confused youth as yet another wedge to force their agenda into public schools. The campaign…

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Barack Obama, Last of the Progressives

Barack Obama, Last of the Progressives

By Bill Zettler

Ten reasons why progressives’ 100-year ascendancy is about to begin its inevitable decline. 1. Progressives stand firm: “No compromise with voters.” Neither “tone deaf” nor “out of touch” are adequate descriptions of die-hard progressives….

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Can we stop a corrupt remap? Yes we can

By The Editor

The Quad-City Times’ Kurt Erickson writes: “Although it flies under the radar of the general public, the [Illinois state-level Democratic Party] success means Democrats get to control the redrawing of the state’s political map…

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Examining the GOP “Pledge to America”

By John Biver

The version of the Congressional Republican’s “Pledge to America” that I downloaded runs 46 pages with pictures and title pages. While it gives only a few words here and there to the social issues,…

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The armies form in the fiscal civil war

The armies form in the fiscal civil war

By John Biver

It’s the battle that will begin again in earnest the day after election day. Are we, as a state and nation, finally going to get serious about paring down government? Two recent books do a very good job outlining one of the larger contingents within the pro-tax increase, pro-government growth side of the fiscal battle.

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