Sheesh, even Bernie Sanders beats Donald Trump

Aside from Donald Trump’s crowing about how he can beat Hillary Clinton (despite the polls that show he wouldn’t), we now see in a new poll that even the far left, extremist, socialist Bernie Sanders could beat the midget-mind Trump. Polling Data Poll Date Sample MoE Sanders (D) Trump (R) Spread RCP Average 4/11 –... Read more »

"How Donald Trump locked up the jerk vote"

Donald Trump has a “clear path” to securing the Republican nomination for president, according to pundits. For those of us, dumbfounded for how this monstrous demagogue did it, here is an explanation from Paul Waldman in his column, “How Donald Trump locked up the jerk vote.” Explaining why the iconic basketball coach and first-class idiot endorsed... Read more »

A new term for killing an unborn baby: "Fetal demise"

When the criminal proceedings concluded against Dynel Catrece Lane who cut a 7-month-old pre-born child, Aurora Wilkins, from her mother’s womb, it was determined that Wilkins Lane hadn’t really killed the unborn baby. The authorities ruled that it was fetal demise, as if the child had died on its own, the result of a miscarriage. This bizarre legal straight... Read more »
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The Obama-Trump common denominator: Magical thinking

Heather Wilhelm’s op-ed column this morning in the Chicago Tribune made a forceful and on-target point about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s magical thinking. On Wednesday, Trump delivered a landmark “serious candidate” foreign policy speech from Washington, D.C. In the hours before the speech, the media collectively freaked out in anticipation, even though Trump’s own... Read more »

Buffoons on both sides of the transgender "bathroom wars"

Accusations and insults are flying over the latest battle in the culture wars: Whether transgender people can use the bathroom of their choosing, reflecting their self-identified gender. Many of those accusations score a bullseye on some social conservatives who are certain that it will lead to a wave of deadly sexual assaults in women’s bathrooms.... Read more »

How about a moment of silence for our Chicago Tribune colleagues

Now comes the news that Gannet, the owner of USA TODAY and 100 others properties is readying a hostile $815 million bid for Tribune Publishing. Gannet is known for staff reductions–to put it mildly. The Tribune already has had several waves of early buyouts and other staff pruning, but if Gannet succeeds (in its very generous offer... Read more »
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More on Marquette University's muzzling of a conservative professor

Milwaukee’s Marquette University is poised to fire a tenured political science professor, John McAdams, for speaking his mind. McAdams’s sin? He dared to defend an undergraduate who thought that the ethics of same-sex marriage was an open question—a question worth discussing openly in an ethics class. That ethics class was being taught, in 2014, by... Read more »

Help pregnant women choose life

Aid for Women is a Chicago-area organization that helps women choose life by providing a wide range of services, including residential programs. It puts the lie to the favorite stereotype of pro-choicers that pro-lifers don’t care about anybody once they are born. Its North Chapter of the Aid for Women Auxiliary holds its annual spring luncheon... Read more »

An Earth Day plea to get politics out of climate science

Long-time Chicagoans will remember John Coleman, a Chicago meteorologist and founder of the Weather Channel. On this Earth Day he has issued a plea to get politics out of climate science, arguing that politics has corrupted the debate over climate change and global warming. In the USAToday, he said: When all the scare talk is... Read more »
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Chicago Teachers Union greed maims Illinois

When the Chicago Teachers Union blitzed Springfield on Wednesday to intimidate lawmakers into collapsing before the teachers’ outrageous demands for more, more and more, they unfurled a sign hanging from the gallery proclaiming, “Rauner’s Greed Hurts Illinois.” They got that wrong. It’s the Chicago Teachers Union greed that is maiming Illinois, sending it into hospice... Read more »
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      Awk. Please see the correction in the first paragraph. It puts a different light on the discussion. I'm sorry for ...
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