August 16, 2017
NORTH KOREAN "CRISIS" COULD REVIVE TRUMP'S DISMAL POLL NUMBERS

Nuke, invade or ignore. Those are President Trump's options regarding the megalomaniac dictator of North Korea. Like JFK in the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Trump knows that, sooner or later, either Kim Jung-Un or his 10 nuclear missiles must go. Throughout U.S. history, stretching from the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Suez, Cuba, Vietnam, Iranian hostages, Gulf War and 9/11, how a president handles himself during an "international crisis" determines his re-electability. If Trump has any hope of a second term, he needs to solve the North Koran situation without Guam being nuked. Full Article...


August 9, 2017
PRO-EMANUEL ALDERMEN AT RISK IN 2019

The operative word is "separation." Republicans will want to distance themselves from President Trump in 2018, and Chicago Democrats will want to do likewise, and distance themselves from Mayor Emanuel in 2019. Northwest Side aldermen, particularly Marge Laurino (39th), Pat O'Connor (40th) and Deb Mell (33rd) are not doing a very good job. Their pro-Emanuel voting record will cause them serious problems in their 2019 re-election race -- if they run. Others, like Nick Sposato (38th) and Anthony Napolitano (41st) have compiled an anti-Emanuel voting record which will please their constituents. Full Article...


August 2, 2017
PRECKWINKLE, ARROYO BATTLE FOR MWRD SLATING PLUM

Cook County Democrats will engage in their usual slatemaking charade on Aug. 10-11, unveiling their "slated" candidates for countywide office in 2018, including assessor, sheriff, board president, clerk, treasurer and 4 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) commissioners. "It's a farce," said Ald. Nick Sposato. A "pre-slating" was held in June, and the recommendations of that entity will be rubber-stamped at the formal slatemaking, with a voice vote taken. The only suspense is a battle between Toni Preckwinkle and Luis Arroyo over whether the slatee for the 2-year MWRD term will be black or Hispanic. The vacancy arose when Comr. Cynthia Santos took a job at the state Pollution Control Board, boosting her pay from $70,000 to $117,000. Full Article...


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