Written by David E. Smith
Illinois Family Action is excited to announce the best voting resource for the Illinois General Election — the IFA Voter Guide — now available now at www.ILVoterGuide.com. This free online voter guide is an evaluation of candidates and includes a detailed summary of important information that will help inform you on where the candidates stand on important issues like religious liberty, natural marriage, and the sanctity of life.
We researched candidates based on a number of criterion and then rated them on a seven point scale from Very Liberal to Very Conservative. The IFA Voter Guide also provides critical background information such as endorsements, donations to and from the candidate(s), candidate statements on the issues, and information from other sources. This great resource is now available for your review!… Continue Reading
Written by Russ Stewart
Michael Madigan is a political genius, a durable Democratic leader, a successful and wealthy lawyer, and a horrendously dysfunctional speaker of the Illinois House.
Mayor Richard J. Daley once babbled some nonsense that “Good government is good politics.” He should have known better, as he spent a decade in Springfield, where the operative philosophy is “good politics may be good government, but if it’s not, so what?” Grasping, clutching and holding power is endemic.
Specimen A is Madigan, Springfield’s Machiavelli, who has been the speaker for 30 of the past 32 years. Madigan has a 71-47 super majority which he desperately wants to keep. A three-fifths vote is needed to override a governor’s veto and to pass bills in overtime sessions. If the Democrats lose a net of just one seat in November, the super majority is gone.… Continue Reading
Written by Don Irvine
President Barack Obama, who has seen his relationship with the press grow more adversarial as his administration has become engulfed in scandals and cover-ups, lashed out at the media for spreading cynicism.
Obama was speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York City on Tuesday when he made his comments on the press:
Too much is at stake. The issues I’m fighting for, the issues that I will continue to fight for even after I leave this office, those issues are at stake. And we’ve got to be willing to fight for them. We’ve got to feel a sense of urgency about this at a time when, frankly, the press and Washington, all it does is feed cynicism.
Obama then presented the audience with his cherry-picked numbers on health care and the economy as examples of good news that are rarely reported, before taking another shot at the media.… Continue Reading
Written by Russ Stewart
The Nov. 4 election, for Democratic politicians in Chicago, will be a “UPS moment.” Which committeemen among the 50 Chicago wards will deliver, and will their delivery be decisive and intimidating?
With Chicago politicians already heavily focused on the Feb. 24, 2015, municipal election, and those with statewide ambitions intensely pondering the state landscape for 2016 and 2018, the 2014 vote will, to use that old expression, “separate the men from the boys.”
Many decisions will be made, or unmade, based on which candidates run best and which committeemen produce the most votes.
First, the governor’s race is of critical importance to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and his daughter, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. A tactical determination of great import looms: As Lisa Madigan aspires to run for governor in 2018, is it more advantageous for her prospects to have Republican Bruce Rauner or a Democrat Pat Quinn as governor for the next 4 years?… Continue Reading
Written by IllinoisReview.com
Republican candidates who support abortion and same-sex marriage won’t be getting any love from pro-family groups in the upcoming election. CitizenLink, Family Research Council Action and the National Organization for Marriage have teamed up to urge voters not to support U.S. House candidates Carl DeMaio in California and Richard Tisei in Massachusetts as well as U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby in Oregon.
“The undersigned organizations… will mount a concerted effort to urge voters to refuse to cast ballots for them in the November election,” the groups wrote in a letter to Republican leaders. “While we acknowledge that a national party must accommodate varying points of view on matters of prudence, we also believe a party must stand for certain core principles that it expects its candidates to defend.”
Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council Action, said the party needs to stay true to its principles and platform.… Continue Reading
Written by Chad Groening
An author and political activist says the Democratic Party is clearly controlled by far left-wing radicals who want to create a one-party state.
Recently The Washington Free Beacon obtained some unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and 1960s-era left-wing radical Saul Alinsky. The letters revealed a close relationship between Clinton and Alinsky, who wrote Rules for Radicals, a controversial guide to the ends-justifies-means approach to power and wealth redistribution through community activism.
David Horowitz is a former member of the communist party who has now become a conservative and is the founder and CEO of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
“The aim of Democrats is to create a one-party state,” he says. “These are totalitarians. They think they know what’s good for everybody and they’re going to force you to follow their plan – and their means are deceptive.… Continue Reading
By Bill Whittle
The Loch Ness Monster is a “cryptid” — something rumored to exist but without actual proof. The Socialist Utopia of the progressives is a cryptid too. In his latest Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why Good Socialism, like the Loch Ness Monster, is a giant, air-breathing creature that (conveniently!) NEVER COMES UP FOR AIR.
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Written by Matt Barber
Judge Richard Posner, a federal judge with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, recently become a hero to the pro-”gay marriage” left when, by way of a “legal analysis” free from the troublesome constraints of logic, case precedent, biology, tradition and reality in general, he managed to somehow divine a long-hidden constitutional “right” for two dudes to get “married.” “How can tradition be a reason for anything?” an incredulous Posner demanded last month of attorneys defending marriage protection amendments in both Wisconsin and Indiana.
It would seem that Posner’s contempt for tradition extends to all things sexual, up to and including the puritanical presupposition that it’s always wrong for a man to rape a woman. This idea, according to Posner in his 2011 book “Economic Analysis of the Law” (8th edition), is evidently an equally archaic tradition that, like the institution of natural marriage, needs a significant overhaul.… Continue Reading
Written by Leonardo Blair
Celebrated neurosurgeon and conservative darling Dr. Benjamin Carson declared Monday that the “likelihood is strong” that he will make a presidential run in 2016.
Carson told conservative commentator Hugh Hewiitt on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” that if he sees strong support for his candidacy, he will give it his all to win the Republican nomination and the presidential election.
“I know you like debating. And so, the question arises: Will we be seeing you on the presidential debate circuit next year that the Republicans are organizing for those who want the nomination of the party?” Hewitt asked Carson during the interview.
I think the chances are reasonably good of that happening. I’m waiting for a few more months. I want to make sure that it’s clearly something my fellow Americans want me to do.
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Written by Michael Medved
The New York Times described a disappointing Washington rally for Democratic Senate candidates pushing the slogan, “America Needs a Raise.”
Only a few dozen attended the big event and the Times concluded: “The Democrats’ strategy of making an increase in the minimum wage a midterm election rallying cry has been drowned out by world events. The party continues to talk about it, but it appears that few are listening.”
While threats from ISIS, Ebola and Russia certainly dominate the news, the minimum wage was bound to flop as an election issue in any event. Only 2.6 percent of all workers are earning the legal minimum wage—and a sudden, unearned raise for them would tighten business budgets and make it harder for the 97.4 percent who already earn above minimums to win their own raises.… Continue Reading