The Rejection of Democrats and the Obama Agenda, and a Massive Republican Victory

There can be no denying that the midterm elections represent a mandate for Republicans and a massive repudiation for Democrats. The Republican defeat was surprising and devastating; in my own home state of Illinois, Bruce Rauner wrested the governor's mansion from Pat Quinn--arguably the worst governor in the country--despite desperate and relentless negative attacks on …

Why My Home State Can’t Have Nice Things

At least not until we find a new governor: Arthur Bishop, who is Gov. Pat Quinn's choice to lead the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, has been in the job only a few weeks. He runs a far-flung agency whose caseworkers make decisions that affect the lives of thousands of abused and neglected …