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Good news, part 1

Good news, part 1

We pay too much attention to “bad news.” This includes government programs that aren’t implemented as well as they might be, inability of politicians to agree on even basic facts, and outrageous things said or done by extremists on either end of the political spectrum. We don’t talk enough about “good news.” This includes programs that accomplish what they were ... »

The Beginning of the End of Right-Wing Control

The Beginning of the End of Right-Wing Control

Tonight’s vote to end the government shutdown represents a watershed moment. The New York Times headline, “Republicans Back Down, Ending Budget Crisis,” understates the importance of this vote. The extreme right wing has controlled the Republican Party for too long. Using the so-called “Hastert Rule,” the most extreme members of Congress forced the rest of the party t... »

The conspiracy to deny Americans health care

The conspiracy to deny Americans health care

The New York Times published an extensively-researched article about the “blueprint for defunding Obamacare” created “shortly after President Obama started his second term.” The plan was devised by the usual right wing conspirators: Tea Party Patriots, Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Works, the Club for Growth, and Heritage Action. Where did the money come from? Charles a... »

Help Matt get on the ballot

Help Matt get on the ballot

Join us on Saturday, October 19th as we ask Democrats to sign petitions for Matt and other Democratic candidates. We’ll have two shifts, one from 9am to noon and one from 1pm to 4pm. Meet at the Palatine Democrats’ office, 1310 W. Northwest Highway in Arlington Heights. In between shifts, we’ll meet at the office for pizza and conversation. We’ll have a notary available to ... »

New Headshots

New Headshots

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The Campaign Trail

The Campaign Trail

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The Headquarters

The Headquarters

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