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Just when you thought Illinois had Academic Freedom…Loyola Boots Karl Rove

This from Tom Roeser, on the eve Feast of St. Ignatius From the throttled throat of spurned academic non-freedom…Loyola University of Chicago…comes the report that Karl Rove has been denied permi... More

U of I to Review Dr. Howell Case

From the Chicago Tribune Faculty at the University of Illinois will review the case of a religion professor removed from the classroom after a student labeled his explanation of the Roman Catholi... More

Will an Admitted Catholic Be Supported by ACLU? Probably Not

From Pat Hickey at the Chicago Daily Observer Ed Yohnka ACLU Spokes-guy could not get back to me about whether or not The American Civil Liberties Union will take up the cause of Professor Kenneth ... More

A Minute With…U of I Professor Advocates Secret Abortions for Minors

Reading my University of Illinois news yesterday, I came upon an advocacy interview (the lead story, in fact) with Professor Leslie Reagan promoting abortion for minors without parental notification.... More

Two Views of Mitch Daniels and the Social Truce

From the Chicago Daily Observer From Tom Roeser Up to now, I’ve been lavish in my praise for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels for four reasons: : (a) excellent experience as a federal budget director wh... More

Republicans Join Democrats to Betray Illinois Students

You're asking, aren't school vouchers a Republican/conservative/libertarian core belief? You'd expect Democrats to kill it -- and certainly many did their part -- but why would Republicans join in exe... More

Vouchers Could Come Up for Vote Today in Illinois House

Senate Bill 2494 could come up for a full vote in the Illinois House as soon as today.  SB 2494 provides for a limited voucher for students at under-performing public school students to use at the pr... More

Support Education Illinois. Tell the Republicans to Back Individual Choice and Vouchers

From the Illinois Review The Illinois House of Representatives is considering a key vote right now. Senate Bill 2494 would save thousands of children from Chicago’s worst schools by giving them a v... More

Tom Roeser Receives Mindszenty Award

I am pleased to report that Tom Roeser has received the Jozsef Mindszenty Award from the The Mindszenty Foundation of St. Louis.  The award is named for Hungarian Primate Jozsef Cardinal Mindsze... More

Stupak Kaputs

Wordplay on Dennis Miller this morning.... More


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