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Posner departure sets stage for potential political fight over future of Seventh Circuit

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 12, 2017, 7:22am

After decades of relative stability, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago could soon undergo an extensive makeover, making the court potentially the next battleground in the fight for the future of the nation’s judiciary.

Sen. Kyle McCarter deserves U.S. ambassador appointment

The Madison County Record May 16, 2017, 2:55pm

If everything works out the way he hopes, Republican State Sen. Kyle McCarter of Lebanon may be leaving the legislature and beginning a dramatic new phase in his life. He's been recommended to President Donald Trump as the ideal candidate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Kenya.

The sun is shining, and it's a dark day for asbestos plaintiff lawyers

The Madison County Record Apr. 18, 2017, 6:37am

Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they're feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can't get that Carole King tune out of their heads.

'Obama Phenomenon' author says he hopes new title will be call to action

Karen Kidd Feb. 10, 2017, 8:58am

The unveiling later this month of the cover of the latest book by author and political consultant Ray Coleman, "Have God Will Travel," is part of a series he envisioned almost 30 years ago, Coleman said during a recent interview.

You can't handle the truth!

John J. Hopkins Dec. 16, 2016, 6:52am

Clinton lost because she was conceited, condescending and crooked. Case closed.

Political consultant at odds with local party, postures as Independent Democrat in St. Clair County

Karen Kidd Oct. 19, 2016, 1:39pm

Author and political consultant Ray Coleman of Belleville considers himself an Independent Democrat for the upcoming presidential election, though he harbors concerns about local politicians on both sides of the spectrum.

Gambling in Casablanca

John J. Hopkins Oct. 19, 2016, 10:28am

The 1943 classic movie “Casablanca” is always on the 10 Best movies of all times, loaded as it is with memorable characters and lines.

Barack Hussein Trump

John J. Hopkins Oct. 6, 2016, 9:01am

With the first Presidential debate competed and the second looming on Sunday it is good to reflect and analyze the state of Campaign 2016.

Ray Coleman: Accepted at White House but not in East St. Louis?

The Madison County Record Oct. 4, 2016, 8:41am

I am not an easy guy to get along with if you are dishonest, corrupt, a leader who refuses to lead, a selfish or ineffective bureaucrat, steal from kids, steal from the government. Again, I am by no means perfect, but I try to wake up every morning wanting to do good.

What difference does it make?

John J. Hopkins Sep. 1, 2016, 1:15pm

As Shakespeare once wrote, "The evil men lives on after them, but the good is oft interred with their bones." Such will it be so with Madame Clinton.