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JFK Revisited by Pat Kowal, Carlinville #3

Fifty-six years ago, John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to all Americans: “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”  We’ve come a long way from there, unfortunately in the wrong direction.  Certainly, our governor seems more interested in promoting his own agenda rather than doing what’s …

#DoYourJob By Lee LoBue, Carlinville #2 Precinct

If you’ve followed the ongoing budget crisis in Springfield over the last year or so, you’ve probably seen #DoYourJob affixed to countless social media posts, stories, and comments*. #DoYourJob has been a rallying cry for Democrats, service providers, students, teachers, and concerned citizens across Illinois who are calling on Governor Rauner to, well, do his job. Our state …

Indivisible – Resisting the Trump Agenda

For most of you reading this, election night 2016 was not a good night.  I remember watching returns, first in a state of denial, then rage, then fear, then plain old depression.  How could this country elect a president known for impulsivity (among other things) who is the commander-in-chief of our armed forces?  How could …

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