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We lose the good Madigan, get to keep the other one

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is an argument for nature over nurture. The old man would never walk away, and we’re pretty sure the only way our illustrious Illinois House Speaker will leave the capitol after more than 40 years is on a coroner’s gurney.

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This is the murderous version of Trump’s Muslim ban

Kill the Muslims. That's how the latest version of the Muslim ban is shaping up. Started shortly after Donald Trump made it clear to the world that Muslims were not welcome in the United States, other countries started their own, more brutal and deadly effective ban.

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Want your local economy to grow? Start embracing immigrants

All eyes are on Washington as the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented young people brought here as children dominates the debate over America’s broken immigration system. But while many focus attention on the nation’s capital, important discussion is happening this week in New York. As the UN General Assembly meets, mayors from around the United States — and the world — are gathering to discuss how cities and towns of all sizes and political stripes are competing to attract, welcome and integrate immigrants. The reason for their leadership? While DC politicians debate the value of immigration, local communities see the benefits firsthand.

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All in all, Trump has had a pretty good eight months

President Donald Trump has delivered three significant speeches, appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and assembled an exceptional national security team. He’s also had missteps on Charlottesville and out-of-bounds tweets. But so far the pluses outweigh the minuses, this writer says.

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