Where is Joe Biden's plan to reopen America?

Will he tell us when it’s over, or will he keep America dangling on his string? We know that President Joe Biden is big on having “plans.”  One of his biggest criticisms of former President Donald Trump was that he had “no plan” for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. (Even though not only did Trump have... Read more »

The Madigan saga: The king is dead; long live the ????

After the resignation of the almighty Mike Madigan as speaker of the House and major duomo of the Illinois Democratic Party, disarray reigns. Reminds me of the upheaval after the death of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington. Years of infighting crippled the city. Now comes Illinois Rising Action with some insight about what is to come: The... Read more »

I was terribly wrong. I apologize

Andrew Cuomo for president That was the headline on my post from March 24, 2020. I wrote: If I were a Democrat–which I’m not, but which I used to be before I was expelled for being pro-life and culturally conservative–I would want Andrew Cuomo as my nominee for president of the United States. His televised briefings... Read more »
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Engineers get insufficient credit for NASA' Perseverance Mars landing

Once again, reporters and commentators are displaying their ignorance by praising the spectacular success of NASA’s Perseverance Mars landing as a “great scientific achievement.” Not to diminish the importance of the feat in the realm of science, it was a far greater achievement in engineering. Once again, engineering is taking a back seat to the improperly used... Read more »

A letter from the dark, thirsty and frozen Texas

Below is a letter from a good friend, Steve Huntley, who moved from Chicago a few years ago to Texas. Think you have it bad? Keep reading: Greetings from the frozen tundra of central Texas. Snow and ice every where. Yes it’s cold down here — what you Chicagoans expect in a normal winter, but... Read more »

With good news, America is beginning to ease pandemic restrictions

(Notre Dame website) But some, like Notre Dame, are backsliding The COVID-19 death rate is dramatically dropping. So is the infection rate. Governors all across America are easing their suffocating pandemic restrictions, by opening schools, allowing more people to return to work and opening restaurants to indoor dining. Vaccinations are increasing, to 1.66 million doses a day.... Read more »
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Huge drop in the rate of COVID-19 deaths

I interrupt the constant flow of bad news to bring you some really, really great news: The rate of COVID-19 deaths in the United States has plunged.  Take a look at the above chart. Beginning toward the end of January and the beginning of February, the rate rate per one million population plummeted. Really, is... Read more »

UPDATE: Madigan's not gone, not by a long shot

UPDATE: He resigns as state party chairman. His appointment to replace him in the General Assembly steps aside. Resigns his house seat, but still runs the Illinois Democratic Party Former House Speaker Michael Madigan’s resignation as a Southwest Side legislator is a surprise, but perhaps not as consequential as some might have first imagined. He remains chairman... Read more »

Progressive educational policies threaten Chicago public schools

Eli Steele’s video on how progressive educational policies are threatening the education of Chicago Public School students. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
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My verdict in the Trump Senate impeachment trial: A contemptible tie

Y’all guilty Y’all, meaning both sides in the Senate impeachment trail of ex-president Donald Trump. I can only hope that this is the nadir in American politics, because I can’t imagine how it can get any worse. But continuing down this road could make it so. The display of downsmanship by both sides was more... Read more »
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