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It’s time to launch a taxpayer revolt in Illinois

By The Madison County Record | Oct 24, 2018

Career politicians like to talk about “sustainability,” which is really just a pretext for government officials interfering in the affairs of average citizens and presuming to tell us how to live our daily lives: what kind of cars we should drive, how high or low we should set the thermostats in our homes, whether we should barbecue in our own backyards or not, and on and on. It seems like nothing we do is too insignificant for them to criticize, tax, and regulate.

Let’s put an end to identity politics

By The Madison County Record | Oct 17, 2018

Our world seems to have gone mad. Reason has been rejected and emotions rule. Thanks to identity politics, civil discourse is nearly impossible.

Smearing Republicans, a St. Clair County Democrat tradition

By The Madison County Record | Oct 10, 2018

Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh isn’t the only candidate for a judgeship to have his reputation smeared by his political opponents.

Is Robert Allen Jr. working hard or hardly working?

By The Madison County Record | Oct 3, 2018

In New Orleans, they know the story of the good old boy who loved to fish and had a dream job. He went fishing every day. Sometimes he brought home an ice chest full of catfish, bass, red snappers, or trout. Other times he caught nothing at all, but he’d had a nice relaxing day in his Jon boat out on the water.

Things may not be okey-dokey in Cahokia

By The Madison County Record | Sep 27, 2018

California's largest pension system is being sued over its failure to list whether its members have retired on a disability pension.

Elections can be funny, but they’re not a joke

By The Madison County Record | Sep 19, 2018

“Due to the unusually large turnout expected, this year’s election will be held over a two-day period. Republicans will vote on Tuesday, Democrats on the following day.”

Another trophy for attorney Stephen Tillery

By The Madison County Record | Sep 12, 2018

Big game hunters have bear rugs on the floors of their trophy rooms and stuffed animal heads mounted on the walls.

Somebody’s crazy and it’s not me

By The Madison County Record | Sep 6, 2018

If you’ve ever been in a situation where someone was saying or doing something that made no sense to you at all, and the only reasonable conclusion seemed to be that one of you was somehow impaired, then you know what a creepy feeling it is to wonder if you’re the one who’s lost your grip.

Judge Gleeson masters social media

By The Madison County Record | Aug 14, 2018

“Great addition to the bench. Welcome soon-to-be Judge Stiehl!”

Judge Gleeson’s bias is self-evident

By The Madison County Record | Aug 3, 2018

Last week, attorney Margaret Lowery filed a petition in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking to have Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson substituted for cause in her case against Trent’s Quality Construction. She accuses Gleeson of having demonstrated bias against her following an incident that occurred two years ago.

Why Judge Robert LeChien is ‘irreplaceable’

By The Madison County Record | Jul 17, 2018

Some judges are irreplaceable. It might be their vast knowledge of the law, their many years on the bench, their Solomonic wisdom, the unique rhetorical flair that made their opinions a delight to read even for those who disagreed with them, or some other distinctive attribute.

The truth, and nothing but

By The Madison County Record | Jul 10, 2018

It's an election year, and voters in St. Clair, Monroe, Perry, Randolph and Washington counties should consider what just happened in their courthouse in People v. Ronald Duebbert.

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