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Toward A Rural Renaissance

by David Bice Economist, Commodity Futures Trading Commission As a follow-up to a previous post, “Do People Really Vote Against Their Economic Self-Interest?”, this post will more fully review what an economic revival program could look like for our small towns and rural areas.  The future for [...]

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Davis as governor? No thanks

So Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis may be mulling a run for governor? Just what we need — a man who counts Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who once called himself “David Duke without the baggage” as a friend. A man who used to buddy up to former Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who lost his committee […]

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Thanks for nothing…

Letter to the editor published in The Southern Illinoisan by Mary Rajcok in response to Congressman Mike Bost voting against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Mike  Bost, seriously?  What is wrong with you? All the years you have been in office I’ve gone back and forth between thinking [...]

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Let’s expand the safety net

By MARCI ADELSTON-SCHAFER Originally printed June 28, 2020, Letter to the Editor, The News Gazette Let’s expand the safety net My husband and I were at the #EndWhiteSilence vigil outside of the CPD. As we protesters were waving our signs, I saw a tired older woman walk past, dragging a [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: INDIVISIBLE IL9 ANDERSONVILLE-EDGEWATER STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF MIKE SIMMONS TO FILL ILLINOIS STATE SENATE DISTRICT 7 VACANCY

February 6, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Indivisible IL9 Andersonville-Edgewater Statement on the Appointment of  Mike Simmons to fill Illinois State Senate District 7 Vacancy CHICAGO — Indivisible IL9 Andersonville-Edgewater, the grassroots group of leaders and activists that elect progressive [...]

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