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The Results of Machine Politics

How has the state’s political culture impacted voters’ faith in politicians? How has machine politics affected the way in which political messages are received? Upstream Ideas asked voters in Elmhurst to Follow the Logic.

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The Real Deplorables

Al Franken, accused by several women of inappropriate behavior said he would resign despite his repeated assertions he did nothing wrong. But if he did nothing wrong---why is he resigning? Because he is a spineless preener, hypocrite and sycophant. He can’t bear the idea that his colleagues would shun him---or that people would look at him askew. Pat Hughes calls out the real deplorables in this week's Two Minute Warning.

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Dinesh D'Souza On Combatting The Tactics Of The Left

Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza has produced several works over the years exposing tactics and lies on the left. On this edition of "Against the Current," Dan Proft sits down with D'Souza to talk about many of his recent films – which took in-depth looks at both former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton – as well as D'Souza's new book "The Big Lie." Proft and D'Souza discuss the links between progressive, socialist and fascist ideologies, and how conservatives can push back on them.

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Have You Seen The Other Guys

The idea-free, identity-obsessed Democrat Party launched their new slogan: "Have You Seen The Other Guy." Has the left lost its mind? Is the Democrat Party lurching left? Is Bernie Sanders the new face of the Party? What are President Trump's chances for reelection? Dan and John Kass posed these questions and more to Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, Fox News contributor and author of “Lincoln Unbound.”

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An Upstream Idea: Laquan McDonald

Dan Proft presents “An Upstream Idea”. With the release of the dash cam video for Laquan McDonald, it is clear that with the Chicago Democrat power structure, justice is delayed so that political ambitions are not denied.

"16 shots!"

That is the chant of those protesting the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the hands of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.

They have a point but it's not the most important one.

If it is system change they seek beyond justice in the McDonald case, they should be chanting, "13 months!"

13 months is how long it took from the night of McDonald's death to the day of Van Dyke's indictment.

Were it not for a few seconds of video from a dash cam and a judge's decision to make that video public, you can be sure we would still be waiting for a dispensation of the case.

With the Chicago Democrat power structure, justice is delayed so that political ambitions are not denied.

The McDonald shooting occurred six weeks after Ferguson and four months before Rahm's re-elect.

The investigation was slow-walked.

Then came the hush money in the form of a preemptive $5 million check from the city to the McDonald family, a highly unusual move since no lawsuit had been filed, predicated on an agreement not to release the dash cam video.

But an independent journalist wouldn't play along. So Rahm's professional stonewallers battled a journalist's FOIA request for the video even though they knew it was a public record just as is a police report or a mugshot.

Then it was Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's turn to dither as her re-election cycle, including a March primary challenge, was in the offing.

And every step of the way the panoply of Chicago Democrat pols and their corporate financiers spanning the racial spectrum were silent in support of Rahm.

Keep that in mind when you see the aldermanic feudal lords, the Mike Madigan roll call reps, and the cash-and-carry storefront ministers expressing outrage now that it is politically safe to do so.

Cops protecting cops is the myopic view of the last 13 months.

The discerning observer sees this properly as a textbook case of the Chicago Democrat power structure protecting the Chicago Democrat power structure.

This is not a conspiracy.

It is simply the Chicago political culture where it is the rule of men not the rule of law.

It is simply the Chicago political culture where people's lives are important only insofar as they may be means to the political ends of the Chicago Democrat power structure.

Perhaps instead of organizing another conference for speechifying, another candlelight vigil for praying or another protest for chanting, now is the time to distribute petitions for recalling.

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