Who should you vote for in the April 4th election? 11

Not sure who to vote for in the Consolidated election on April 4, 2017? Here’s a list of races throughout Naperville Township. Click the image below to find out which precinct you’re in. You can then download a sample ballot for your address and determine which races to vote in. For […]


GOP Tries to Secure Trumpcare Passage by Making the Bill More Cruel

Finding that his original AHCA was too destructive not only for all House Democrats but also for many House Republicans, and seeing his dream slipping away, Paul Ryan has labored to modify the bill to try to make it palatable to enough of his more “conservative” members to pass.  Per […]


The Values Being Put On Display in the Health Care Debate

I found this piece by Paul Waldman enlightening.  I’ve actually had some of these debates with friends from the other part of the political spectrum.  I’ll say, “Americans deserve health care,” and they’ll say, “But that’s not the government’s job.”  Etc.  We can talk about whether or not the argument is […]


Obamacare Replacement: GOP Set to Leap Before it Looks 1

…just a few notes (from this valuable survey from the WaPo) on the GOP’s rush to act on their ACA repeal bill before they (or we!) know what it will cost and who will be hurt. The same @HouseGOP that accused Democrats of ramming through the ACA (after months of […]


St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Come March!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Naperville Saturday, March 11, 9am   Lineup position #50 Join the Aurora-Naperville Democrats as they “Get on their Irish”! Democrats and leprechauns have a lot in common.  Both support jobs, healthcare, public education, and the environment. All Democrats are welcome to join us as we […]


About Tuesday Night’s Speech

Some folks may be swooning over DJT’s Tuesday performance, but theater aside, it was simply what Eugene Robinson describes as “a greatest-hits compilation of campaign promises he has no earthly way to keep.” And of course, there was plenty of the ugliness that has been on display for the last two […]


Today in TrumpLand: Voter Suppression, Environmental Degradation, Social Insecurity

I made this mistake of glancing at the paper (Washington Post) this morning and was greeted by the following discouraging set of articles: Justice Department changes its position in high-profile Texas voter-ID case “The Justice Department on Monday dropped its long-standing position that Texas intended to discriminate when it passed […]


Taking Credit for Obama’s Good Stewardship

It’s not impossible that Josh Marshall is right here, and that our man-child president’s ego allows him to believe he is justified in whining that he deserves credit for economic results he didn’t have anything to do with.  But whether or not he believes his own claim, it’s a virtual […]