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In this issue of Tenth News:
See how Democratic candidates and their supporters celebrated Independence Day. Photos can be found throughout this issue.
By Barbara Altman
The social safety net, particularly Social Security and Medicare, was the subject of a recent senior roundtable held in Waukegan. 10th District Democratic Congressional candidate Brad Schneider was on hand to receive a major endorsement and tout his support for these programs.
By Laurence D. Schiller
Already historically unproductive, Congress…just went on vacation for seven weeks!
A simple proposal that is unlikely to see light of day in a Republican-controlled Congress would guarantee Social Security solvency for decades.
By Lonni Berkley
The first of two articles on the remarkable Abner Mikva focuses on the impact he had on the author’s life.
By Mark Rosenberg
Abner Mikva will live on through more than personal memories; his legacy will last through the continuation of a singular program that bears his name.
Moraine Dems’ annual Party with Our Party on July 13 drew a festive crowd, and Tenth News was there taking lots of pictures that we’ve scattered throughout this issue.
A contract with his Republican Party gives Bob Dold access to party money to finance his campaign against Brad Schneider.
By Murray Levin
Many who have not benefited from improved economic conditions in this country have been persuaded to place blame everywhere but where it should be placed. Our author deals in facts. sticky things that they are, are here to help.
Mark Kirk’s Senate career is marked by opposition to equal pay for women.
By Steven Gan – A Personal Perspective
One of Donald Trump’s running mate’s claims to fame is promoting legislation to undermine the rights of LGBT Americans.
State Senator Julie Morrison is as busy introducing new bills as she is campaigning for reelection, and gun violence prevention is her latest cause.
By Jack Altschuler
The recent vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union should serve as a cautionary tale to those in the United States who wish to effect a similar kind of radical change in this country.