Category Archives: Federalism

The Next Step to Opening Up the Economy

With the announcement of Washington’s three-phase plan to begin opening up the economy after the COVID-19 lockdown, the focus now shifts to determining the extent to which states and municipalities meet certain “gating criteria” which show how the rate of … Continue reading

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Going to Pot in 2019?

Many, many years ago when I was a freshman at the University of Illinois, I’d come back to my dorm room in dear old Scott Hall (Da Ritz) after class, and to get to my room, I had to wade … Continue reading

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Creative Destruction in Education

People I’m talking to during the campaign tell me that property taxes are the top issue they want to see fixed in McHenry County. They all understand that the real driver of high property taxes is the cost of education. … Continue reading

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Chipping Away at Liberty

With the 4th of July upon us, I thought this would be a good time to reflect upon how much further away from our Founders’ notion of Liberty than we were just one week ago. I’m speaking, of course, about … Continue reading

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