October 12, 2018 Must Reads

1. The big news this week may have gotten lost in the reports of continuing attacks by Trump on Democrats. But a story that will continue to affect us all for years to come is the news that earth has but a few years to be rescued from climate disaster. This from a report released…

October 5, 2018 Must Reads

1. A. Well, we like beer too, here at Indivisible DuPage. But not as much as that man’s man, Brett Kavanaugh. He pumps iron, plays football, ralphs heavy, and does all you can expect from a man who is most decidedly not a girly-man. He is, well, Trump’s kind of guy. Observe, for example, Judge Kavanaugh as…

September 28, 2018 Must Reads

The Kavanaugh Hearing: A brief summary   Certainly our country is at a crossroads. We have attempted to keep up with the Thursday Judiciary Committee hearing on the Kavanaugh nomination and the press responses. The fate of the nomination, of the Supreme Court, and perhaps of candidates in the midterm election seem to hang in…

September 21, 2018 Must Reads

1. We have a lot to cover this week, and the Kavanaugh nomination is only one of many big stories. We reproduce here a summary of some of what we consider the best press coverage and opinion. However, this is a fast-developing story. We encourage all interested readers to watch major broadcast and print media. Avoid Facebook or…

September 14, 2018 Must Reads

Local interests: Read about the Monday Casten-Roskam debate in The Daily Heraldeditorial offices, #15 below. A video is available.   *********** BREAKING NEWS This morning, Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Manafort pleaded guilty to two criminal charges, one count of conspiracy to defraud the US and one…

September 7, 2018 Must Reads

1. The anonymous op-ed in The Times, an almost unprecedented public attack on a president’s fitness for office from within his administration, continues to make news. We sent out a Special Report on this story to our readers on Wednesday evening. Like a tocsin rung in the night, the story inspires waves of speculations and commentary. As we…

August 31, 2018 Must Reads

1. There is plenty of noise and chatter on the political front this week. But we wish to return to what may become the defining moral story of our current era. We refer to the forced separation at the border of immigrant children and parents, the deportation of parents without their children, and the government’s inability…

August 24, 2018 Must Reads

1. Keyboards all over the world are burning as emails and reports and editorials discuss the historic events of the last few days. We are at a turning point in the history of the Trump presidency and so, perhaps, of the nation. Understand that, as we will detail below, the politics of pursuing Donald Trump’s legal responsibility for…

August 17, 2018 Must Reads

1.A. “Heat now kills more Americans than floods, hurricanes or other natural disasters – but cities are facing it almost entirely alone.” So reports The Guardian in a multi-article report on Tuesday. “The heatwave that has recently swept the US has put 100 million Americans under heat warnings; caused power cuts in California where temperatures in places such…

August 10, 2018 Must Reads

1. A. The issue of immigrants separated from their families has fallen off the media radar, as Trump’s tweets dominate the conversation. But the human suffering continues. We need only point to Jennifer Rubin’s Monday column in The Washington Post expressing outrage at the administration’s real, actual, not-made-up-by-a-late-night-comic, legal argument to a federal judge that perhaps the ACLU should…