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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 03:19 pm

Where they stand on ethanol can make or break them — and that’s a shame

Untitled Document The Midwest is where it’s at — for corn and politics. Five Midwestern states — Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, and Indiana — acco...
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006 10:04 pm

New congressional leadership disinclined to beat on Bush

Untitled Document For the past week, Democrats have been beating their chests, declaring that their reclamation of Congress, as well as the majority of governorships around the n...
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 06:38 am

Whitney could crash the Democrats' party, and other predictions

A lot has happened for Rich Whitney and the Green Party over the past six months. With very little money, the Greens collected about 433 signatures per day between March and June, dodged a formal obje...
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 02:02 pm

Political climate will dictate who wins in the 99th

One way to measure the difference between the candidates for Illinois’ 99th House District is paperwork. Let me explain: When Republican state Rep. Raymond Poe, R-99th District, visited the off...
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 10:58 pm

Were Obama a little less humble, he'd be perfect

It has to be tough for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama — who’s been asked repeatedly whether he’s considering a run for president or would accept an invitation to be a vice presidential candi...
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 01:18 pm

Whitney's participation could be a boon for Blago downstate

With less than eight weeks to go before the November general election, Green Party gubernatorial long shot Rich Whitney has 6 percent support among likely voters, a Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll release...
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 02:53 am

In Katrina blame game, media shouldn't get a pass

One year ago this week, Hurricane Katrina nearly wiped out New Orleans, one of the oldest, most culturally rich, poorest, and, indeed, important cities in America. In the weeks leading up to the anni...
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006 02:32 pm

Africa needs more than just humanitarian aid

Before embarking on a five-nation tour of Africa last week, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama expressed concern about the perception that he could deliver to the continent, as he told the Chicago Tribune, &ldquo...
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006 01:00 am

GOP's Courtship of blacks appears to be working

“They may be our color, but they’re not our kind,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, a loyal and longtime Democrat, of African-American Republicans during a television interview earlier thi...
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 12:58 am

The roots of Mideast conflict run deeper than the West can imagine

Israel’s consul general to the Midwest, Barukh Binah, traveled to Springfield earlier this week to discuss the newest war in the Middle East, which started with the capture of two Israeli soldie...


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