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As Kansas Republicans decide who to vote for in next week’s primary election, moderate senate incumbents and many newspapers urge voting for those Republicans who promote a “reasonable,” “balanced,” and “responsible” approach to Kansas government. When we examine the record of the coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats that governed Kansas for the first decade of this century, we see legislative accomplishment that not many Kansans may be aware of.
Juan Williams has released a 30 minute documentary on school reform in Chicago. “A Tale of Two Missions” features one of the great education successes in Chicago, Noble Network of Charter Schools. Opposite Noble is the Chicago Teachers Union, whose … Continue reading →
Etta James has passed away. She grew up in California. Like so many artists in the twentieth century, it was in Chicago where she transformed her talent into greatness. She belonged to Illinois for only a little while, but by … Continue reading →
My friend and colleague Scott Moody released a paper earlier this week. It looks at IRS data that tracks, down to the county, where people are choosing to move (to and from): On a net basis, 1 taxpayer left Illinois … Continue reading →
Chicago and Milwaukee have historically shared twin fates economically. When employment is up in one place, it’s typically up in the other. Not so, of late. A new study by the Chicago Fed shows that Milwaukee has seen a considerable … Continue reading →