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More on Cochran in the coming days.




Obama Bias
"In his new book, Confirmation Bias, journalist Carl Hulse delves deeply into recent confirmation battles, describing the Senate's advice-and-consent power as 'corrupted to what appears to be the point of no return,'" the Washington Post reports.

Hulse writes of the ensuing angst among some on Obama's team that the president moved too slowly on a successor. Ron Klain, then chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a veteran of many court fights, wanted the president to quickly name presumptive nominee Merrick Garland, chief judge of the D.C. Circuit. The well-regarded moderate's name had been kept in reserve during Obama's 2009 and 2010 appointments for just such a moment - in an election year with a Republican Senate.

"Within a few days of Scalia's death, Hulse reports, Klain told White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough: 'The president ought to go to the Rose Garden tomorrow and name Merrick Garland. Tomorrow. Not a month from now. Tomorrow. Every day that ticks by is a day that you are letting McConnell consolidate his position.'

"Obama announced the Garland choice a month later, on March 16. Senators never held a hearing."

Seemingly relevant: Joe Biden: Republicans 'Know Better,' Will Change After Trump.


Also seemingly relevant: Tips For Staying Civil While Debating Child Prisons.


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Dear Chairman Reinsdorf . . .
An open letter from our very own Roger Wallenstein.


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A new black woman-owned bookstore and gallery space.


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Nickey Chevrolet was a major Chicago-area Chevy dealer from the 1920s until the early '70s. It was located on Irving Park Rd. In addition to sales and service of typical Chevrolet products, Nickey Chevrolet was well known for selling high performance versions of many Chevy products over the years. from r/chicago



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"The Goethe-Institut Chicago presents Anne Imhof: Sex at the Art Institute of Chicago - her first American solo exhibition in a museum setting. The exhibition in Chicago remains open until July 7 as an art installation, featuring sculpture, painting, and recorded audio concerts."



Meet The Economist Behind The One Percent's Stealth Takeover Of America.

This article reflects upon the dark, cynical belief by many conservatives that every human is out to maximize power and material goods for themselves, full stop. That explains, for example, the item above about Mitch McConnell's approach to Supreme Court nominees. When he was holding up the nomination of Merrick Garland, he said he was sure Democrats would do the same. And if an opening were to occur between now and the 2020 election, he says he would fill it - the Garland precedent notwithstanding. It's pure power politics. But it's also at odds with democracy - especially without stringent regulation to rein in people's greediest impulses. It also explains the inability of some folks to see that not everyone is motivated by power or greed. Former BGA chief Terry Brunner used to marvel at some folks in the political system who would ask him what he wanted - a judgeship? It didn't occur to those kind of folks that someone might simply want honest government. Understanding the motivations of others is vitally important in politics, and society at-large. That means, too, understanding that people like Mitch McConnell will not respond to calls for civility, compromise, the greater good. Bipartisanship is great when you have a bi to partisan with. When you don't, you need to find another way. There is a time to obstruct and a time to fold. To everything turn, turn, turn! But getting stuck on just one approach - be it Bruce Rauner, Barack Obama or what Joe Biden now threatens to do - is to be a stubborn and dangerous fantasist.


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Reminder: Trump tore up the translator's notes.






The Beachwood McRibTipLine: Back in black.


Posted on June 24, 2019

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
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POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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