Major League Baseball is hurting; here's how to fix it

This is the best advice I’ve ever seen for curing the ailments that are making what was America’s pastime a boring trudge. This is a comprehensive listing of annoyances, including a season that is unreasonably long, and games that consist mainly of watching batters slowing down play to a crawl by adjusting their batting gloves... Read more »

Why the probe of the Trump/Russian connection must continue until the bitter end

Is President Donald Trump really that dense that he did not understand why his comments at his press conference with Russian tyrant Vlad Putin raised such a stink? (Trump surprised at fierce criticism of Putin news conference) Is he so moronic that he can take Putin’s word that Russia didn’t meddle  in our elections over  U.S. intelligence... Read more »

Selective outrage over the Puerto Rico T-shirt assault

It is gratifying indeed to see and hear the outrage over the hateful attack by a lunatic against a woman wearing a woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt in the northwest side Caldwell Woods. It also is appalling that a peace officer stood by without acting to protect the woman.  The assault has gone viral on... Read more »
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Illinois senators' dopey reactions to Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination

Not unexpectedly, the two Democrat Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth from Illinois suggested (I say so with only a hint of hyperbole) that President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court would change America forever. Doomed is the America as we know it! As if it were another episode out... Read more »

Civic group: Obama Center process violates environmental laws

In a scathing letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration, the non-profit Jackson Park Watch has detailed the many ways that the proposed Obama Center violates portions of America’s most important environmental protection law. The letter uses such terms as fatally flawed, disingenuous, improbable and others to describe how the city has tossed aside a number of technical... Read more »

Marquette University ordered to reinstate professor in a key academic freedom case

In a major victory for academic freedom and free expression on America’s campuses, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that  John McAdams, the Marquette University professor who was fired  for criticizing a graduate student instructor should be fully reinstated. In its 4-2 ruling, the court said Marquette University had breached its contract, which protects his academic freedom, with McAdams... Read more »
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What is America to me?

Frank Sintra’s “That’s America to me”

The Roe v. Wade meltdown

After days of  frenzied  warnings that the U.S. Supreme Court will reverse Roe v. Wade, it’s time for pro-choice propagandists  to leave orbit and return to Earth. Whatever the fate of Roe v. Wade, the poorly argued and badly decided case that legalized abortion in all states, abortion will remain legal. Probably in the same kind of legal... Read more »

Trump cuts White House staff by about 25 percent

Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of OpenTheBooks.com writing in Forbes, reports that President Donald Trump seems able to operate with almost 100 fewer staffers in the White House. Gee, how does he manage without the number that former President Barack Obama thought was necessary? President Trump’s White House payroll has 374 employees, that’s 95 fewer staffers than Barack Obama at... Read more »
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Don't count out Illinois public employee unions just yet

Widespread speculation predicts that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in  Janus v. AFSCME will change America’s political landscape, especially in Illinois, the bluest of blue states where public employee unions have driven the state into near bankruptcy. By giving employees in such unions as the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 in... Read more »
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