February 2012 Newsletter: Joe Walsh representing the 10th?

February 2012 Newsletter

February 2012 Newsletter

In this issue of Tenth News:

Congress Watch: More Doublespeak from Congressman Bob Dold

Congressman Dold is already campaigning for reelection, at the taxpayer’s expense, as he mails voters a full-color brochure disguised as a constituent communication.

Who Really Represents the 10th District?
by Ronald Altman
A careful examination of House votes during the first session of the 112th Congress reveals how closely aligned are the 10th District’s Republican congressman, Robert Dold, and the 8th District’s Republican congressman – and Tea Party favorite – Joe Walsh.

Not Very Brave New World

by Jack Altschuler
Civility in public discourse is taking a beating these days, particularly in the 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign. The author takes a hard look at what’s going on and what it means for our country going forward.

Impartiality of Tenth Dems a Primary Concern
by Paul Kelly
Primary season is upon us, and the timing couldn’t be better to acknowledge hardworking Tenth Dems volunteers and re-affirm the organization’s goals and purpose.

Evil and Stupid
by Ron Levitsky
January 2012 marked the tenth anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. What does this dubious milestone say about us as a nation, and what does Gitmo’s future hold?

The Politics of Broccoli

by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance stands at the center of a constitutional question the U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider later this year. A physician examines the ACA and debunks the notion that Congress could require all Americans to eat broccoli.

Can Dold Stand Up to Romney?
by Steve Sheffey
Who is a friend to Israel and who merely pretends to be? In light of 10th District Congressman Bob Dold’s endorsement of Mitt Romney for President, the author examines Romney’s statements about Israel.

Vigils Against Violence Held in 10th District

by Lee Goodman
We have a report on two vigils held recently in the 10th District (among the many held across the U.S.) to dramatize the continuing problem of violence in America one year after the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, Arizona.

The Roots of Democracy: Sandra Schirmang
by Eleonora di Liscia
This month, we tell another story of an area resident who has made a difference by becoming a Tenth Dems volunteer. The spotlight shines on Sandra Schirmang of Northbrook.

Yes, We Did! The Truth About Gitmo, Detention, and Civil Liberty
by Eleonora di Liscia
It’s been ten years since the Bush administration established a detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  As part of our continuing series on President Obama’s first term in office, we take an in-depth look at the President’s efforts to close the camp, what he has accomplished, and where he still has a ways to go.

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