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EFF Urges Appeals Court To Allow Wikimedia And Others To Fight NSA Surveillance

By The Electronic Frontier Foundation
As EFF's Jewel v. NSA presses forward, other plaintiffs also have standing to sue.

Posted on February 29, 2016

The Washington Insiders Who Work To Get Chinese Deals Approved

By Diane Bartz and Greg Roumeliotis/Reuters
A spate of proposed Chinese takeovers of U.S. companies, from the Chicago Stock Exchange to makers of high-end semiconductors, has created a vibrant business for a small circuit of Washington insiders who advise on how to get cross-border deals approved by the U.S. government.

Posted on February 27, 2016

It's Primary Season For Golf

By Kingsmill Resort
The Bernie Sanders Package would allow everyone to play for free, stay for free and eat a free breakfast - but the new tax on the Best Golf Package Ever program would be $139/person so that others can play for free.

Posted on February 26, 2016

The Best MuckReads On America's Troubled History With Race

By Adam Harris/ProPublica
To mark Black History Month, up some of the best reporting on America's troubled history with race and inequality.

Posted on February 25, 2016

Chicago Police Shooting Data Reveals 'Stop And Frisk, Chase And Shoot' Problem

By Nirej Sekhon/The Conversation
In nearly a quarter of 259 incidents investigated by IPRA, it was the police who "stirred the pot."

Posted on February 18, 2016

The Education Inequity Echo Chamber

By Bill McDonald*
Disparity is entrenched and enhanced at the federal, state and local levels.

Posted on February 17, 2016

How The Cook County State's Attorney's Race Would Be Reshaped By A Small Donor Program

By The Illinois Public Interest Research Group
At the end of the last full reporting period, incumbent Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez had a fundraising lead of $142,000 over chief challenger Kim Foxx. If both participated in a small donor matching program, Foxx would lead Alvarez by $210,000.

Posted on February 17, 2016

Immigrants Arrested In U.S. Raids Say They Were Misled On Right To Counsel

By Julia Edwards/Reuters
President Obama has faced criticism from immigration rights advocates and Latino leaders over the January raids, which sent chills through Little Village and other parts of Chicago.

Posted on February 16, 2016

The Beachwood Radio Hour #73: The Real Obama Is Bernie Sanders

By Steve Rhodes
The throughline from Dean. Plus: I Don't Care About Beyoncé; Rahm's Big Bad Bond Deal; Seven Innocent People, Picked To Share A Jail . . . ; and Meet The Chicago Police: Rigged Lineups, 'Lost' Files, Upside-Down Batteries.

Posted on February 15, 2016

Bill Clinton's Phony Executive Pay Cap

By Allan Sloan/ProPublica
Putting certain people first - with an assist from Hollywood.

Posted on February 12, 2016

Feeling Sleepy? You Might Be At Risk Of Falsely Confessing To A Crime You Did Not Commit

By Shari R. Berkowitz, Steven J. Frenda, Elizabeth F. Loftus and Kimberly M. Fenn/The Conversation
While you may think that you personally would never confess to a rape or murder you didn't commit, research has shown that innocent people are especially vulnerable in an interrogation room.

Posted on February 11, 2016

Now Even Statues Of Dirty Illinois Governors Want Your Money

By Ed Hammer
Be a Diamond contributor today.

Posted on February 10, 2016

Special Report: Why Obama, Durbin And Other Gun Control Advocates Own Gun Stocks

By Tim McLaughlin and Peter Eisler/Reuters
Blame the Illinois General Assembly pension fund, among other culprits.

Posted on February 9, 2016

America's Next Top Polluter

By Environment Illinois
In Illinois, one of Tyson's facilities released 2,065,975 pounds of pollution into local waterways in 2014 alone.

Posted on February 4, 2016

MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - Cricket vs. Brexit.
POLITICS - Charter Schools Complicit With Segregation.
SPORTS - USA Gymnastics Bans Illinois Coach.

BOOKS - The Randomness Of Harvard Admissions.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Public Lands Matter.


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