Archive for January 2014

Abdulrahman Zeitoun changed the way I think about Muslims

Abdrulrahman Zeitoun-Zeitoun to his family and friends-is a naturalized American citizen who emigrated to the United States from Syria.  The trials and tribulations he experienced in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are documented in Dave Eggers’ book, Zeitoun. As an American Jew, I have a natural antipathy toward the Arab world.  That... Read more »

ASU frat party blurs the line between free speech and racism

A fraternity party at Arizona State University in Tempe last week pitted freedom of speech advocates against a racially-sensitive back drop of sense and sensibility. In response to the party, where racial stereotypes were depicted by fraternity members and their guests, the University severed ties with the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.   Read the story here ... Read more »

Cardinal George defends handling of pedophile priests

Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George will be remembered for two over-riding themes in his tenure as head of the Chicago Archdiocese, administrator of the largest parochial school system in the world.  His main theme is a relentless condemnation of all things homosexual, especially gay marriage. His other cause, steadfastly championed by the 50-year priest is concealing... Read more »

Violent crime is down in Chicago

Violent crime in Chicago is on the wane.   Hard to believe, but it’s true.  At least it’s true if you believe statistics coming out of the Chicago Police Department, and  I’m inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.  Click here for details Some critics of the CPD have dismissed the report, and the... Read more »
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