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Signs of (Crushingly Slow) Progress

Eric Zorn reaches back into the annals of Illinois political history to find our worst governor ever. Who, after being arrested (after a standoff!) was acquitted (of selling pardons and running a money-laundering scheme) under dubious circumstances, lost a civil suit… and then won reelection. Much as I was surprised to see Blago reelected, I’m […]

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There’s No Such Thing As a Free Lunch Market

The Tribune editorial board’s unwillingness to let John Q. Public play with video poker machines while getting the vapors whenever someone tries to “artificially restrain the banks” (I had no idea that deregulation is a biological imperative) suggests a historically unwarranted yet touching faith in noblesse oblige. It also says a lot about class that […]