Sick of the fighting? See "Green Book"

Sick of the fighting that is tearing America apart? Then get thee to a theater now  to watch the captivating and calming “Green Book.” Rotten Tomatoes describes it this way: When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist,... Read more »

George H.W. Bush's presidency was far from ho-hum

For all the great things that George H.W. Bush accomplished during his presidency, there’s at least one historian who thinks not so much: Northwestern University history Professor Michael Sherry. Sherry’s willfully blind assessment of the Bush’s great four years in the White House amounted to condemnation by faint praise. Two sources  (here and here) sum up in identical  language Sherry’s flawed perspective... Read more »

A daffy abortionist asks the impossible: a fetus must seek permission to invade a woman's body

The orthodox media and the far left typically hang the labels of cruel, merciless and extremist tag on pro-lifers. But it would be hard to outdo abortionist Leah Torres when it comes to inhumanity, barbarity and depravity. As she said when she got into a Twitter mouth-fight with a pro-lifer, Jeryl Bier, who contributes to the... Read more »
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My no-name generation

Here’s my contribution to the coming edition to the “casual” section of The Weekly Standard: For some reason yet to be fathomed, the 50 million Americans born between the greatest generation and the baby boomers were never assigned a name—at least not one widely recognizable. I’m in it, and that’s just fine by me. Living in... Read more »

Will Ed Burke be the biggest fish in Chicago that the FBI has ever snared?

This just in: Sources: Federal agents raid powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke’s City Hall office. Oh wow. Is the Trump justice department prepared to indict Ed Burke, the longest serving alderman–50 years? So soon before the “powerful” Burke runs again from the southwest side 14th ward? To me that would be the biggest fish among the dozens that... Read more »

Rep. Stephanie Kifowit's death wish for GOP lawmaker's family is Trump's fault

You knew it was coming. Someone was certain to blame President Donald Trump for the swill that came out of Rep. Stephanie Kifowit’s mouth. Kifowit, a Democrat from Downstate Oswego, said this about Rep. Peter Breen of Lombard, who asked reasonable questions about a bill that Kifowit sponsored: I would like to make him a broth of Legionella... Read more »
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Is "black eye" a racist microaggression?

Far be it from me, a privileged white man, to define “black eye” as a racist microaggression. The sensitivity police, who find racism, trigger warnings and hate speech everywhere, somehow have missed this one. Here I’ve beaten them to the punch. For the uninitiated, microgressions are: … the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional... Read more »

Do Republicans deserve a choice in the 2020 presidential primary?

You bet they do. Absolutely. They should be spared an impossible choice between Donald Trump and some wild-eyed, hard left Democrat. Or as it was in 2016 a choice between Trump and the compulsively ambitious Hilary Clinton. But wait, some will say, “I don’t like Trump, but I like his policies. So I’m holding my nose and voting... Read more »

O'Hare again ranked in bottom tier of American airports

Well, I suppose you can say it didn’t end up at the absolute bottom of America’s 20 largest airports as ranked by the Wall Street Journal. That spot was reserved for New York’s three area airports. However, O’Hare is unique in that 17 years ago, then Mayor Richard M. Daley unveiled his utopian plan to virtually... Read more »
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Amazon decided not to bring its workers to a tanking Chicago and Illinois

Who can blame Amazon? Who should be surprised that Chicago and Illinois lost the much sought-after Amazon headquarters to Queens and Crystal City (New York and northern Virginia)? I mean, if you were Amazon’s boss, would you want to set up shop in  Chicago and Illinois when they are nearly bankrupt, when your income tax will... Read more »
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