Progressive Blind Spots: Ignoring Bernie, Rejecting NO.

By Bill Bianchi, PDA-Illinois

Why are major progressive activist groups not urging Bernie Sanders to run for president as a Democrat?

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There's no debate: Phil Ponce blew it last night, Steve Rhodes


By: Steve Rhodes, Crain's Chicago Business April 1, 2015  Read more »

About that Tribune Poll, Don Rose

Don Rose is an independent political consultant who specializes in progressive candidates. He writes a weekly online column for the Chicago Daily Observer  ( and has published widely, including in The Nation.

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A Diagnosis Five Years In – How’s the Affordable Care Act Doing?

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Health Care Advocates’ Fight Against Rauner’s Medicaid Cuts: “Profoundly Disquieting” -- Dr. Anne Scheetz

By Dr. Anne Scheetz.

About 200 Illinois health advocates and service providers attended the "Medicaid and Budget Advocacy Summit" Friday March 6th and vowed to ramp up pressure against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to slash the state’s Medicaid program next fiscal year by $1.5 billion.  Read more »

Rahm Emanuel’s moment of reckoning: How he ended up in a fight for his political life

Emanuel had the money, the machine and the establishment behind him.  So why is he in a runoff?


Bill Curry, Salon March 1 2015  Read more »

What Has Jesús “Chuy” García Actually Accomplished in Office? A Lot, It Turns Out.

Chicago mayoral candidate Jesús "Chuy" García addresses a Fight for $15 meeting in Chicago on March 4. (Bob Simpson / Flickr)

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Turnout Will Determine Mayoral Race--Poll

OGDEN and FRY, Contact Tom Swift, 773-485-9477  Feb 15, 2015

Rahm Emanual Dominating, but Remains Below 50%.  
Turn out key, but difficult to predict.
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