Romney the policy wonk comes out. Bring out the PowerPoint!
Palatine, Ill. — No city does St. Patrick’s Day quite like Chicago. As thousands congregated downtown on Saturday morning to watch city workers dye the Chicago River bright green, Illinois attorney-general candidate Erika Harold opted for something a little less flashy but perhaps even more remarkable: a ... Read More
I don’t know whether Jeanne Ives will pull off the upset, although there is buzz about it: Multiple GOP sources believe Gov. Rauner could lose #ILGov primary tomorrow night, or at least closer than expected for a challenge to a multi-millionaire incumbent governor. — Nathan Gonzales (@nathanlgonzales) ... Read More
A Washington, D.C., city councilman has issued an apology for suggesting that a cabal of Jewish financiers manipulates weather patterns to exercise control over urban areas. Trayon White (D., Ward 8) posted a Facebook video Friday during a brief snowfall in which he complained about the weather and argued ... Read More
Assuming all the reporting is accurate, Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data that was supposed to be off-limits to it. The firm allegedly paid Cambridge professor Aleksandr Kogan to collect the data on Facebook users and claim it was being used for academic purposes; in reality, Kogan collected and passed along ... Read More
Conor Lamb’s success has revived interest in “I’m personally opposed, but.” It’s a rhetorical convention — a cliché, really — that many Catholic Democrats have resorted to ever since Mario Cuomo popularized it with his speech at Notre Dame in 1984, as Alexandra DeSanctis explained a few days ... Read More
Doug Ford was elected head of the Conservative party of Ontario last week, and as the blustering blond gripped the podium on the night of his narrow victory, the conclusion was clear: The tough-guy takeover of North American politics is continuing apace. Ford, an ex–city councilor who shares the blue-collar ... Read More