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COMMENTARY: Voter choice and candidate suppression needs to become a criminal offense

(Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois is unfortunately known for political corruption and the suppression of voter and candidate choice. It’s been a common and deceptive practice that has been going on for decades. 2018, unfortunately, is no different. Whitney Hayward/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images As of several hours ago, a warning was More...

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By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Bank of Springfield Center and SMEAA — a massive drain on taxpayers

(Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Policy Institute published a story Tuesday regarding the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (SMEAA) and the damning debt that Springfield taxpayers More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Commentary: Supreme Court decision a slap to the face of small businesses

(Heartland Newsfeed) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision made today marks yet another slap to the face of the free market and another example of the government intervening on behalf of Big Business. The recent More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 8th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Major ad networks are wrongfully blocking crypto advertisers

Major ad networks have been taking drastic measures in recent months regarding advertising and promotion of cryptocurrencies and other related crypto programs. However, nothing is worse than Alphabet, aka Google, More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

COMMENTARY: One Illinois — another example of political biased garbage media

One Illinois is only days into its infancy stage — noting that they just launched a handful of days ago — and it has become highly apparent that their content is just another example of partisan trash More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

COMMENTARY: What’s with Manar’s disinformation release on McMillan’s education stance?

Illinois state Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and his PAC known as Friends of Andy Manar released a press release Tuesday regarding opponent Seth McMillan (R-Taylorville) and his stance on educational reform. Manar’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Illinois legislature considering allowing tax bills to be paid with cryptocurrency

A recent topic of discussion in the Illinois House may become a point of discussion in next week’s scheduled hearing of the House Revenue and Finance Committee, slated for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. What More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

GUEST COMMENTARY: Straight-party voting doesn’t empower people; it protects dominant parties

This guest commentary is presented by Heath Haussamen from New Mexico Politics. All links listed in the commentary will remain for this publication. Elections systems should make voting easy for qualified voters, More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 24th, 2018

COMMENTARY: The establishment choices in Illinois are horrible. Vote different.

An unmitigated disaster that is the two-party system with one-party rule in Illinois and America contributed to such a dismal showing in Tuesday’s primary election. That disaster comes in the form of two establishment More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

COMMENTARY: Carlinville mayor wants to take your vote away while pushing for home rule status

Carlinville mayor Deanna Demuzio placed a special item on the agenda for the sole purpose of stripping voter rights away in determination to grant a municipality of less than 25,000 residents home rule status in More...