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Politics

4W
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Why Illinois Votes Like Massachusetts

Vote-rich Chicago was colonized by migrants from Vermont, Massachusetts, and Upstate New York — and it ended up inheriting that region’s political attitudes.

1 month
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How Dick Durbin Became Invincible

His performance in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings will sway all sorts of races in November, but least of all his own.

2 months
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Why Rahm Can’t Shake Reaganism

Emanuel’s first big win, as Bill Clinton’s finance director, was as a moderate. Caution, not courage, is part of his political DNA.

2 months
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What Makes Willie Run?

Willie Wilson has taken on mayors and presidents. He’s been called a savior of the Black community and a charlatan. Now, as he embarks on another wildcard political campaign — to take down Senator Dick Durbin — allies and enemies alike are asking: Does he really think he can win?

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