McCormick Place, a convention center in Chicago, Illinois, has announced that it is increasing security measures this year, putting security dogs, undercover police officers, electronic spying against conference attendees, and other measures into place because of a terrorist incident last year, 6,646 kilometers away, in
The 5th congressional district of Illinois, which kinks its way to the north and west of the city of Chicago, has been represented by Democrat Mike Quigley for many years. Quigley has been more of a moderate in Congress than a true progressive, however. He’s
Today at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, peace broke out, catching thousands of travelers by surprise. There were no terrorist attacks, or bomb threats, or mass shootings. People just went about their lives. Initial reports indicate that everyone involved survived the ordeal. Ted Cruz, who asserts that,
The Occupy Chicago website appears moribund; the last blog post was in early July 2013 and the last YouTube video was posted two years ago. On the other hand, near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Istiklal Street is still occupied by thousands of protesters who have
At 11:30 am Eastern Time this morning, I’ll be outside Union Station in Washington, DC to help kick off a national demonstration against massive unconstitutional surveillance by the U.S. military and Department of Justice. If all goes well, there will be no way for you
What the engineers of the iPhone 5S have done is like slapping a fingerprint sensor lock on the front door of a house, while leaving the side door and garage doors unlocked, and a first floor window open. Intelligent people who are looking to communicate securely are not going to do it using an iPhone.
Writing the 5-4 majority opinion of the Supreme Court on June 25, 2013, Chief Justice John Roberts declares that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer necessary to prevent voting discrimination on the basis of race in the United States because times
“I stand by my principles as a Christian man, and will govern to the best of my ability by those standards,” says Paul McKinley, but where does that leave the rather sizeable minority of residents of the 2nd district of Illinois who are not Christian?
Her disregard for environmental concerns on the campaign trail suggests that at best, Robin Kelly would have little to contribute on environmental issues. At worst, she may turn out to be another Democratic politician who is willing to support the fossil fuel industry’s polluting “All Of The Above” policy of continuing the drilling for and burning of methane and crude oil.
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?