I invite you to listen to a very special episode of @Political_Beats, as Jeff and I are joined by David Lowery to talk Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. I love Camper, but Cracker is an all-time band for me. I own every piece of music they’re recorded. Seen them live 6 or 7 times. Hold the music in a very special place. And, as the episode illustrates, Lowery simply is *the* great, overlooked songwriter of his time.
Incredibly proud to share my first, but hopefully not last, published essay at National Review. On a list of professional accomplishments, this one ranks high. NR likely has been the most influential publication in my life. I’ve been honored to work on Political Beats with the crew, but to also see my words up on the website is an honor.
Here’s a link to the essay/commentary/review of Steven Hyden’s new book, Twilight of the Gods.
At CPAC 2018, I was able to conduct two interviews connected to the Janus v. AFSCME case now before the U.S. Supreme Court:
A new municipal ID designed primarily for illegal immigrants will be accepted in Chicago as a valid form of identification to register to vote.
A Republican state House member is calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to step down.
An Illinois lawmaker wants to lower the age at which children can be left home alone.
The Republican tax reform bill now being considered in Congress could change the way Illinois parents save for education.
Illinois still is waiting for its first fracking operation, four years after a law opened the door to the practice.
More at Illinois News Network.