Tenth News: February 2011 Newsletter

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In this issue of Tenth News:

Lessons Learned By a First-Time Candidate
by Jennifer Bishop Jenkins
Was a foray into politics a gratifying experience for this neophyte office-seeker? Read the author’s revealing answers.

Community Connection Opens Its Doors
by Ilya Sheyman
Tenth Dems unveils its new community center in Waukegan. We cover the opening, in words and pictures.

Car Loans, Jobs, and Lies
by Jack Altschuler
”The Big Lie” has been used as a political tactic for a long time. The author gives us a short history lesson along with a few ideas on what you can do to help stop the liars in their tracks.

The Arizona Shootings
by Steve Sheffey
One of two perspectives on the recent violence in Tucson that appear in this issue. This author examines the prickly issue of gun..

Personal Reflections Following the Shootings in Tucson: A Call to Words
by Sharon Sanders
In this second article inspired by the tragic events in Tucson, the author is launched into a spirited discussion of a the current state of U.S. politics.

Immigrants Like Us
by Michael L.Millenson
Lost in the flurry of legislative activity at the end of last December’s lame-duck session of Congress was the failure to pass the DREAM Act. This did not go unnoticed by the author, who reveals, on a very personal level, that inaction also has its consequences.

Republicans Block DREAM Act
Here’s another perspective on the DREAM Act, this from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). We reprint excerpts from a statement issued by the Coalition the day the Republican filibuster ended any hopes of passing the bill in the U.S. Senate.

Congress Watch: Dold Votes with Solid House Republican Bloc for Repeal of Healthcare Reform
Robert Dold is a new kid on the Congressional block. How’s our 10th District representative doing so far? This month’s Congress Watch looks at an early key legislative vote to get a clue.

State of the Union Viewing Party
We end our voluminous photo album with a shot of the crowd that gathered at Durty Nellie’s Pub in Palatine to watch the State of the Union address together and discuss its meaning afterwards.

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