More Dick Durbin Articles

  • Dixon remembered for honesty, hard work

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' elected officials are mourning the death of former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon. Dixon's son says the 86-year-old Democrat died Sunday. Dixon was a popular state officeholder before serving in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1993. Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says...

  • John Boehner warns Harry Reid ready to reinstate earmark spending

    House Speaker John Boehner warns that Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, are 'plotting' to bring back banned congressional earmarks.

  • Flag-desecration and First Amendment hypocrisy in the US Senate

    Political posturing trumps the First Amendment. That is the clear message being sent by at least 15 senators who, less than a decade ago, were some of the most ardent opponents of a flag-burning constitutional amendment.



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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