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KRISTIAN: No, Donald Trump is not a libertarian president by any measure

The American Conservative is a reliable source of thoughtful commentary, and an outlet to which I am happy to contribute on occasion. For these reasons I was prepared to give a fair reading to a Monday article, “Donald Trump: The Most Libertarian President Since Silent Cal,” by Ryan James Girdusky — as much as the headline inclined me otherwise. Unfortunately, More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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COMMENTARY: Trump IS NOT remotely close to being a “libertarian” president

Shortly after 11 PM last night, I received an alert from Google with an as-it-happens update (as that is a way we do find our news sometimes) and the headline from this particular article made me want to puke because More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, January 5th, 2018
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CAMPANELLA: Time to focus on school choice in Illinois and across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Illinois and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education. National More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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This Christmas, property taxes are robbing the McCallisters

WINNEKTA (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — Since 1990, the owners of 671 Lincoln Avenue have paid more than $783,000 in property taxes when adjusting for inflation. It’s a robbery even Kevin More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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BERG: It’s the 199th birthday of Illinois! Hey, wait … come back

(Illinois News Network) — Illinois celebrated its 199th birthday Dec. 3. The eventual Land of Lincoln first became a state in 1818. Back then, nearly all of Illinois’ fertile prairie was left unsettled. More...

By Guest Poster On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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HAMILTON: You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress

The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are, “We the People.” The Constitution itself, our institutions of government, the democratic process — all were established to give Americans a voice in their More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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EDITORIAL: Illinois Family Institute is truly ignorant on the benefits of legal pot

There are times when we know some editorials and letters to the editor are so outrageously ridiculous, they don’t even warrant being seen in the public eye, whether online or in your daily newspaper. I’ve More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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DABROWSKI: A near-perfect way to hike property taxes in Illinois

Local officials and union leaders have employed a near-perfect method to pressure residents into accepting higher taxes year after year: Sell the idea that communities around them are more generous than their own. To More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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BERG: Small businesses are the lifeblood of Illinois, but they’re treated like dirt

(Illinois News Network) — Nov. 25 marks the arrival of Small Business Saturday across the nation. And Illinoisans have a lot to appreciate. For all the talk of big-box dominance, mom and pop shops are the More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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McCALEB: Reasons to be thankful in tax-and-spend Illinois

(Illinois News Network) — Many Illinoisans will be hard-pressed this week to find something to be thankful for with regard to a state government that is taxing and spending its way to insolvency. The General More...

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