Better Government Association to launch new podcast

The story of Michael Madigan, the most powerful and controversial politician in modern Illinois history, will be told by the Better Government Association in a five-part limited-edition podcast, “The Madigan Rule.” Governors and lawmakers who have worked with and against Madigan, and reporters who covered him, tell how he ruled …

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Kyrgyzstan since the October Revolution

On October 4, 2020, Kyrgyzstan held parliamentary elections. The campaign had been overshadowed by accusations of vote-buying and manipulation that favored some political parties, and soon after the election results were released, outbreaks of public discontent began in the capital, Bishkek. The government fell before sunrise on October 6, and …

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decisive reflections and future prospects

It was nice to record a podcast while the Atlanta Braves were sweeping the Phillies. Now the higher level work begins. If everything turns out the way we think it is, then baseball is going to have some very close and really entertaining playoff games, and one of the first …

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