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April 2013 Newsletter

Tenth Dems April Newsletter

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In this issue of Tenth News:


Wheeling Dems Field Full Slate of Township Candidates
The April 9 elections are nearly upon us, and Tenth News presents the fourth in a series featuring township Democratic slates. This month, meet the democratic candidates for Wheeling Township offices.

A Modest Proposal for April Fools: Don’t Vote
by Barbara Altman
Celebrate the author’s favorite holiday by reading her advice for fools.

Congress Watch: Kirk Still a Reliable Republican Soldier (But Not a Good Representative of the People of Illinois)
Say this for Mark Kirk: He remains consistent, continuing to insist that he is a political moderate, yet voting time after time in lockstep with his right-wing Republican colleagues. Welcome to this month’s Congress Watch.

Have Republicans Seen the Light?
by Joe Dubaniewicz
Just how far right have the Republicans moved in recent years? The author uses a creative technique to provide an answer.

If You’re a Republican, I’m Sorry; If You’re Conservative, We Have Room for You
by Dave Rauen
Reality for the Republican Party in 2013 could not be more transparent, and bleak.

Announcing the 2013 Community Connection Writing Contest
It’s time for the Third Annual Community Connection Poetry and Prose Contest. We have the details.

Are Health Insurance Premiums Higher? The Truth About Obamacare
by Eleonora di Liscia
Where do things stand right now regarding the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare? There are still many confusing issues to unravel. We’ll try to help.

Other Than Your Mother
by Jack Altschuler
Some things never change. Take the push and pull between President Obama and Republicans in Congress. One side continues to accuse the other of saying or doing things that never were said or never took place. But, at least the two sides appear to be dating.

The Pajama Game
Tenth Dems has an invitation for you, an evening of good food, theatre, and a bit of politics, too.

Garrett-May-Bassi Photo Spread
We have two pages of photos from an event held last January honoring these individuals’ retirement from long-held elective offices.

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