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William S. Bike ANB Communications 6160 W. 60th St. Chicago, IL 60638 (773) 229-0024
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William S. Bike is Senior Vice President of ANB Communications, a communications consulting and political consulting firm based in Chicago. Bike has worked in journalism, public relations, and politics since 1979 and is the former Communications Chair of Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century Chicago, a Democratic activist group.

Bike has won the highest award in Chicago journalism, the Peter Lisagor Award, four times, as well as numerous other journalism awards. He also is the author of the books Streets of the Near West Side (ACTA Publications, 1996, and 1stBooks Library, 2001) and Winning Political Campaigns (Denali Press, 1998 and 2001, and Smashwords E-Books, 2012) a how-to book about political campaigning; and the editor of Essays on Earl Renfroe--A Man of Firsts (UIC College of Dentistry Press, 2001).

A political pundit, Bike has made numerous radio, television, and print appearances concerning politics and government in numerous venues including CNN, Fox News, and the Chicago-Sun Times.

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Bernie Sanders winning the New Hampshire primary after Pete Buttigieg won the Iowa caucuses does not mean the Democrats are in disarray., From WikimediaPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 14, 2020
Relax, Democrats: Primaries Working the Way They Should Democrats are not in disarray. The primary system is working exactly as it should.
Oct. 16, 1965, news photo: antiwar and anti-protest demonstrations, together on the University of Michigan Diag., From FlickrPhotos
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Ending the draft helped create the horror of endless war An end to military conscription in the United States had an unintended consequence: endless war.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump. Despite cordial appearances, the trade war between India and the U.S. continues., From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 12, 2019
India Sanctions in Shadows in Trade War Expansion The United States' trade war with India has gotten little attention, but will have big consequences.
Marianne Williamson., From FlickrPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Marianne Williamson looking to make 2020 'do-over' election like 1980 Marianne Williamson may out-outsider Donald Trump in 2020--just like Ronald Reagan did to Jimmy Carter in 1980.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Will GOP Nominate a Businessman for President? They've Done It Before If the GOP nominates Donald Trump for President, he won't be the first businessman who never held elective office to snag the top spot on the Republican ticket. Wendell Willkie did it in 1940.
Donald Trump: Running with the Reagan playbook., From ImagesAttr
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Trump Like Reagan; That's Why He Can Win GOP Nomination Of course Donald Trump can win the GOP nomination. He's using the Reagan playbook.
The electoral map offers opportunities for both ends of the political spectrum., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 23, 2015
Best of times for both ends of political spectrum Both ends of political spectrum in good positions heading into 2016 elections.
Is Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner gearing up for a Presidential run?, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 16, 2015
Illinois Rookie Governor Rauner Already Planning Presidential Run? Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, in office only two months, may already be contemplating a Presidential run.
Jeb Bush at the top of the GOP ticket could assure a Democratic victory in 2016., From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 12, 2015
If GOP wants to win in 2016, party should not nominate Jeb Jeb Bush at the top of the ticket would hurt Republicans' chances in 2016.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 26, 2013
Schism between establishment and Tea Party Republicans to widen for 2016 The schism between the establishment Republicans and the Tea Party Republicans is a harbinger of the greater battle over the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
Candidate Andrew Jackson--the impetus behind the .Tariff of Abominations.., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Sequestration Abomination If Congress and President Obama had known their history, they would have foreseen that sequestration was the 21st Century version of the "Tariff of Abominations."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 15, 2013
Suddenly, British Conservatives Face Their Own Tea Party-Like Challenge British conservatives could look across the pond and laugh at the fratricide of their American counterparts in the Republican Party--until the Tories suddenly and unexpectedly were confronted with the very same situation.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Rove Effort to Destroy Tea Party May be Doomed The history of the Republican Party shows that the effort of Karl Rove and his Conservative Victory Project and Crossroads political groups to neutralize the Tea Party wing of the GOP likely is doomed.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Clinton, Simon Strategies May Put Ashley Judd in Senate 1970s and 1980s political strategies of Bill Clinton and Paul Simon could put Ashley Judd in the U.S. Senate.
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 24, 2013
Another National Run in Sarah Palin's Future? Sarah Palin may be gearing up for another national run for office--but not for the reason one might expect.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 18, 2013
Obama and Newt are Wrong: Hillary Doesn't Have 2016 in the Bag Many politics watchers believe that Hillary Clinton already has the 2016 presidential election sewn up. Not so, says William S. Bike, author of the book "Winning Political Campaigns: A Comprehensive Guide to Electoral Success."
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 21, 2009
Artificial vs. Natural Turf Battle Takes the Field in Chicago Experts on both sides weigh in as a Chicago park considers whether to cover its field with artificial turf or natural grass.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 21, 2009
Republicans Claim their Progressive Legacy, Even as They Run From It Modern Republicans should quit trying to take credit for civil rights progress and progressive legislation of the 18th and 19th centuries.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 15, 2009
Time to Follow the War Powers Act Article urging Congress to use War Powers Act.

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