Jeffrey H. Anderson is a former professor of American government and political philosophy at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the director of the Benjamin Rush Society.
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Updated at 1:32 pm ET — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that, for now, Rahm Emanuel's name should be printed on the ballots for the Chicago mayoral primary.
In doing so, the court stayed a lower court decision that the name of Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff, shouldn't be on the ballot.
The state supreme court still needs to decide if Emanuel meets the eligibility requirements to run for mayor. The lower court said he didn't.
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If confronted with an "it's me or the dog" ultimatum, it looks like about 1 in 7 Americans would go with Fido.
At least that's what a national survey done for the Associated Press and Petside.com indicates.
The Marine Corps is at a crossroads.
The "Soldiers of the Sea" have been fighting on land for a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan.The Corps' amphibious troop carrier has just been canceled; its new fighter jet was postponed.
And the Marine Corps itself is finishing up its own review, asking this basic question: What should the Marine Corps look like in the 21st Century?
No More Landing On Enemy Beaches
The Marine Corps has made a name for itself storming beaches: Barbary Coast and Veracruz, Iwo Jima and Inchon.