All nodes in Elections


Bruce Rauner’s spokesman says the Republican nominee for governor knew nothing about the unusual strong-arm tactics used by his allies in their failed effort to keep the Libertarian Party candidates from appearing on the November ballot.

The statement from Rauner’s campaign followed my column last week on the Republican deployment of armed private investigators to challenge the Libertarian slate’s nominating signature petitions.


I spliced together a couple of news clips that came out a few days apart. Notice the progression? Read the article below and let me know your thoughts. ~ jman

Hagel: Islamic State ‘Beyond anything we’ve seen. We must prepare for everything’

The Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said on Thursday.

Meaning that the brutal murder of James Foley may have been merely the opening act in a new phase of the ‘War on Terror’.