how not to talk to an experienced liar

First of all, do not fall into the standard trap: that of creating a bond that would make it difficult for you to confront them. All those pats on the back, extended handshakes, chit-chat about what are you doing and where you are from are easy for them, but make it harder for you to... Continue Reading →


It’s Even Worse Than It Looks

Our little group is hosting a second event (following the successful one on ACA), a Public Discussion, in Champaign Public Library, at 7pm on Monday, April 17. The presentation slides. Media Kit Borrowing the title of the Mann and Ornstein book on the dysfunction of the US Congress seems appropriate when discussing what Mr. Davis... Continue Reading →

On Tele-“Town Hall”, again – what to expect, and what to do.

The event our fickle Representative Rodney Davis is running tomorrow is competing in terms of incompetence and contortions with the Big League clowns of the famous White House. Announced with two days advance notice, originally with a wrong date, and still - on the date of the event! - without a time ("Depend[ing] on the... Continue Reading →

action plan for the week of 1.23

The folks in the House are taking it easier this week: a couple of days making laws, then some retreats. The bills include one on prohibiting federal funds for abortions, and another, warning the DoE not to engage too much with climate research (but authorizing the studies of dark matter, God be praised). But no... Continue Reading →

Still there

Many thanks to all who called today! Rodney Davis, as it turned out, was not hiding from us. He was bravely opening a new road segment connecting his hometown, Taylorville, IL, to the state capital. Governor Rauner was there, Rep. Shimkus (the dear mentor of our hero), and "many other leaders" (but not the orange... Continue Reading →

action plan for the week of 1.16.17

As we know, politicians find it easiest to lie when asked about big things in a format forcing short answers. "Everything will be marvelous", they say. Well, there should be some fine print there... Rodney Davis is essentially hiding from his voters lately, to avoid, we guess, the need to run through the backdoor, like... Continue Reading →

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