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Follow The Logic

Liberal Commencement Speakers' 4 To 1 Advantage

Students and parents attend commencement ceremonies to celebrate an important educational milestone not to have their principles attacked. Yet, year after year, university administrators enlist politically liberal commencement speakers, who use the occasion as a platform for their personal views and political beliefs. In fact, Campusreform.com found that liberal commencement speakers outnumber conservative commencement speakers by 4 to 1. Can Illinoisans Follow the Logic of that disparity? 

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Behind The Budget Vote In Springfield

The ruling class politicians in Illinois' General Assembly passed yet another unbalanced budget. Leaders from both parties are taking victory laps on this flawed spending plan. What discussions were taking place behind closed doors prior to the vote? Were rank and file legislators really united?  Why did a group of courageous Republicans vote no against tremendous pressure from their leader? Upstream Ideas went to Springfield the day before the vote to get the scoop on the actual budget process and find out at what negotiations were really like. 

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Up In Smoke: Legalization of Marijuana and Public Safety

The movement to legalize marijuana in Illinois is very popular. But studies have shown that legalization in other states has had a significant impact on public health and safety. Upstream Ideas went to the Capitol Building in Springfield to see if some of the state's most vocal activists could Follow the Logic.  

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Following the Logic of Illinois' Political Leadership

Are the problems in Illinois due to a lack of bi-partisanship or a little too much collusion? State Representatives Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) and Mark Batinick (R- Plainfield) join Upstream Ideas to talk about Following the Logic in Springfield.  

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Halloween Costumes: Cultural Appropriation Or A Child's Celebration?

Cosmopolitan Magazine says parents who let their children dress as a character of another culture or background, specifically Disney Princess Moana, are racists. Teen Vogue was unavailable for comment. So, we went to Lincoln Park Zoo to see if parents could Follow The Logic. 

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College Students' Logic on Religious Tests

How is political indoctrination on university campuses impacting young Americans' ability to Follow The Logic on critical issues, such religious tests in confirmation hearings? We found out. 

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Do Illinoisans Follow The Logic Of Becoming A Sanctuary State?

Governor Rauner signed legislation to make Illinois a Sanctuary State. Do Illinoisans Follow his Logic? 

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The Logic Of The Nanny State

The recent story of 11-month old Charlie Gard brought to light some of the serious issues with Government-Funded Healthcare. Should the state have final say over parents when a child's life is at stake? And if a system gives the state that much power, do we want it in the United States? We asked those who support a single-payer healthcare system to help us Follow The Logic. 

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Illinoisans Talk About The Budget Crisis

As the General Assembly heads into its second week of Special Session, the pressure on legislators to pass a budget that inflicts a substantial income tax hike, raises the corporate tax rate and increases a menagerie of sales taxes is intensifying. Illinoisans already pay the highest property taxes and overall tax burden in the nation. Will they Follow the Logic of a massive tax hike with no spending reforms?

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A Manufactured Crisis?

CPS is threatening to close schools early because they've run out of money, despite the fact that the district spends 20% more per pupil than the state average. They've filed a lawsuit to get the money they say they need. Can Chicago taxpayers Follow the Logic?

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U Of I: Coping With Cuts Or Peddling Propaganda?

Cuts to Higher Education due to the state's budget impasse have University of Illinois' President crying poor. The truth is the State of Illinois provides twice the national average in funding to state colleges and universities. Additionally, University of Illinois' tuition rates are higher than almost every other school in The Big Ten conference. We asked University of Illinois at Chicago students if they could Follow the Logic.

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Lives Worth Choosing

For the past nine years in Iceland, every child diagnosed with Down Syndrome in utero was aborted for that reason. Where does the Pro-Choice community draw the line? See if you can Follow the Logic.

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Does Pro-Life Mean Anti-Woman?

Pro-Life feminist groups were excluded from Women's Marches across the country. Can pro-Life women also be pro-woman, even feminists? We went to a Pro-Life Rally at Planned Parenthood to find out.  

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Progressive Exclusion

Feminist groups excluded thousands of women who might have joined the recent Women's March because of their Pro-Life values. So, what criteria must be met in order to be included? We went to a protest at Trump Tower to see if we could Follow Feminist Logic.  

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University Protests: Activism or Antipathy?

Does the election of a President some find controversial, give protestors the right to resort to more aggressive tactics to make their point? One University of Chicago student thinks so. 

Kathleen Murphy, Dir. of Communications, Illinois Opportunity Project, headed to campus to see if his peers could "Follow The Logic". 

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