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30
Sep 12

Editorial Cartoon: If you ever hoped the world would end. . .

If there was ever a time that you might hope an end of the world prophecy would actually be true, this might be the year.

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30
Sep 12

Editorial Cartoon: Community Policing

Community policing in Rockford can’t be a bad idea?

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27
Jun 12

Editorial Cartoon: Repeal Obamacare (and wackiness ensues)

A campaign promise to repeal the patient protection and affordable care act sounds a lot like a promise to get a swift kick in the pants come election time. In a world where health care costs always increase and employer provided health insurance is always a one economic downturn away from oblivion, it’s a hard sell to get mom and pop to support such a huge step backward–especially when it comes time to refill the cholesterol/blood pressure/diabetes/ADHD/can’t go to sleep/depression/heartburn/’insert ailment here’ medication at a higher ┬ácost than any other nation in the world (to subsidize lower prices everywhere else).

If the Supreme Court doesn’t invalidate the law, I’ll start printing my “Yes We Can, Again” T-shirts.

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5
Feb 11

Editorial cartoon: Of petitions and petticoats.

Someone in Machesney Park starts a petition to get the JC Penney Outlet store to stay in the mall. Seems that no business would pull up stakes when they are making money. This news throws a serious wrench in the Mall redux, but as long as the government spends its sparse coin on wooing businesses without guarantee of customers, we will see this over and over. To put in another way, unless you want to subsidize the business — let them go where the customers are.

“Build it and they will come” only works in the movies.

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30
Jan 11

Editorial cartoon: Do we really need teachers in the modern age?

When 40% of an entire high school fails one or more classes in a given semester, and there is a never-ending lack of funds, perhaps we should re-evaluate the public education process: Make school optional and menial labor mandatory. Imaging that you could either go to school and succeed for eight hours a day, or go to a job stuffing envelopes or shoveling excrement at Lockwood Park. When they turn eighteen, those who wanted to learn will be more educated and those who didn’t will have some type of skill. All without burdening the system.

In the meantime, lets cut the budget until we have nothing more than a babysitting program where everyone loses.

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30
Sep 10

Editorial cartoon: Embry-riddle and the curse of the NIMBY’s

I’d like to hope that there are other places in the United States where people stand up and say that being a better community is a bad thing. Otherwise, have all the other communities colluded to secretly send all the NIMBY’s to Rockford? If so, that would explain a lot. Of course, it looks like we are collectively willing to part the Red Sea to bring a Portillo’s to Rockford.

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19
Sep 10

Editorial cartoon: Lottery Lease

Illinois is the first state to outsource its lottery operations. What are the odds?

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3
Aug 10

Editorial cartoon: America loves illegal labor (but don’t tell anyone)

If there was a 12 step group for addiction to cheap disposable labor, we’d be a charter member. The first step is to acknowledge that you have a problem: “Hello, I’m the US of A and I’m an addict.

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23
Jul 10

Editorial cartoon: Downtown revitalization

Q: How many downtown revitalization plans does it take to be successful?

A: One. Of course you’ll need to subsidize all the businesses in the area until people actually realize that downtown is a good place to be.

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20
Jul 10

Editorial cartoon: How far have we really come?

Whether police brutality, a justified action or a symptom of endemic racism; reaction to the Barmore shooting shows there are two truths about justice in America.

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