Five Reasons Why Socialism is Not Christian

This story is almost 2 years old, but since we have socialists leaning candidates running in McLean County, it’s more than worth reading. Jesus confronted the money-changers and challenged believers to give to the needy. But, would he support socialism? Increasingly, Americans think he would. In fact, a recent Barna poll found that more Americans think Jesus […]

Millennials don’t want packed downtown

By:  Diane Benjamin From the not at all conservative Daily Beast:   https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-screwed-millennial-generation-gets-smart?ref=home?ref=home It turns out young people have the same dreams their parents did: But millennials, as noted in a new paper from Anne Snyder and Alicia Kurimska, aren’t embracing downward mobility but rather are increasingly creating their own aspirational strategies (PDF). Some are doing […]

Why planners shouldn’t plan!

By:  Diane Benjamin The City of Bloomington has Master Plans for everything – instead of fixing the roads, they spent MILLIONS of dollars on plans that are now out of date. Gee, maybe they should just do the essential services citizens want and quit trying to create demand where none exists!  (Limited Government – figure […]

Pantagraph accidentally prints the truth

By:  Diane Benjamin Stories about millennials NOT wanting to live downtown have been circulating on the Internet since 2015.  The PLANNERS were wrong. Tari can’t be happy. I wonder if his weekly meetings with the City reporter will be cancelled! Tari’s theory of downtown being Bloomington’s future just took a blow.  He can build a […]

Hey! Pass this on to Renner and Koos

by:  Diane Benjamin Mayor Renner has declared Strip Malls dead.  Bloomington’s future is downtown.  There is a waiting list of millennials wanting to live downtown. Koos is planning to spend another $60 Million on Uptown so millennials can live in micro apartments. Anybody surprised they are uninformed? This article is from 2013: The Geography Of […]