| When ‘Psycho’ isn’t just a horror film
For some reason, psychopaths are on my mind a lot these days.
| Six questions: Register your election predictions
Get these posted by the time polls close tonight to be eligible for the hearty congratulations and bragging rights. I include my picks as well.
| Experts see Illinois headed for a post-election hangover
I consulted four top experts in Illinois politics to ask for their views on where the legislative elections will leave us in Illinois.
| What have the Cubs and their fans lost in victory?
Are we going to miss rooting for the lovable losers? There are many rituals and expressions and bits of cherished lore associated with the 108-year streak of futility that this year’s Cubs team broke. All are now gone. Is this sad? Regrettable in any way? My answer–
| Illinois is not a high tax state, but a high dysfunction state; a high irresponsibility state
I delivered this speech on the political lay of the land to a lunch-time crowd in Hinsdale at the end of September, so it’s a bit dated. But it occurred to me to post the text for whatever interest it might have before much of it expires.