Although the launch of a North Korean missile on Nov. 28 spurred talk of changing U.S. strategy toward the potential military threat, there was actually no need to worry, according to Jim Carafano, vice president of foreign policy and national security at the Heritage Foundation.
Faisal Khan argues the recent hiring scandal that led to the forced resignation of Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool stands as a symbol of all the corruption that has poisoned most of state government.
With a 2016 per capita homicide rate of 34.22 (as reported by the FBI), Chicago’s problem with gun violence has plenty of politicians talking about solutions. One of them is Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who calls the crime wave “genocide.”
Jeff Addicott, director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, feels Sen. Lindsay Graham’s (R-SC) pain in the wake of the latest New York City bombing attack. Addicott said he’s just not sure Graham's suggestion that the suspect in the bombing being treated as an enemy combatant is truly in the best interest of the country in its fight against terrorism.
State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington) insists he’s not only in agreement with Rep. Jeanne Ives' (R-Wheaton) call for an investigation of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recent firing of former top attorney Dennis Murashko, he’s also convinced it stands as yet another example of why Ives needs to replace Rauner in Springfield in 2018.