Articles by Fran Eaton
Activity E Carries X Rating
By Fran Eaton   |   11.10.11
Your child goes to class and the teacher opens discussion by saying, “I want you all to think about the things that turn you on.” Then she distributes a handout entitled Activity E: “What Turns You On???” Some students start...
Transparency Needed in Quinn’s Gambling Decision
By Fran Eaton   |   09.13.10
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) is about to make a billion dollar decision to which most of us haven’t paid much attention. For months, consortiums and companies have been working behind the scenes to become the jackpot winner of a...
A Nation of Laws and Immigrants
By Fran Eaton   |   07.01.10
“We’re a nation of laws, and a nation of immigrants…” ~ Barack Obama Those words define clearly the fine line Congress will need to consider in any attempt to correct our nation’s crisis concerning immigration. America is facing unprecedented confusion...
The Traditional Family is the Answer
By Fran Eaton   |   04.14.10
You’ve got to shake your head a little at the exploding number of folks on the streets shouting and holding signs saying, “We’re taxed enough already!” or “Smaller government, less taxes!” or the ever popular “Free markets, not socialism!” It’s...
Pouch-schoolers be prepared: Horton’s writers don’t like you
By Fran Eaton   |   03.25.08
Beware, home school moms: be notified beforehand that you’ve been typecast into the role of villainess in this weekend’s children’s smash hit “Horton Hears a Who?” Settled down with our three and five year old grandsons Saturday afternoon, I was...
Cook County 9%, the Lord 10%
By Fran Eaton   |   03.13.08
If you live in Cook County or nearby, you’re likely to have heard the uproar of business owners and taxpayers who are facing a sales tax increase in order to fill a massive county budget gap. On the county’s boundaries,...
Illinois Primary Report: Little Faith or Big Hope?
By Fran Eaton   |   02.19.08
So, how did Illinois’ earliest primary ever fare for the state’s values voters? Just as those post-Exodus spies sent into the Promised Land fourteen centuries ago reported back about Canaanite activity, today’s answer would be, “Well folks, there’s good news...
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