Your kids are being conscripted into an anti-Trump Children's Crusade

Contrary to the usual media hype, the worst politicalization of the Covid-19 pandemic is coming from the political left. It far outstrips President Donald Trump’s own efforts to make political hay from the contagion. It’s a cynical attempt to conscript your school-age kids into a Children’s Crusade against Trump by extending their isolation at home or forcing them... Read more »

Chicago bigshots to South Side and south suburbs: Screw you

Whether it has been a giant giveaway like the Obama Center defacing Jackson Park or the boondoggle of all boondoggles like O’Hare Airport expansion, Chicago always thinks big. Big was installed in Chicago’s DNA when famed architect Daniel Burnham advised the city to “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” Except... Read more »

Gather your courage and speak out. It's a sacred freedom

“If liberty means anything at all, it is the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.” —  George Orwell, “Animal Farm.” Seems that growing segments of Americans, the media, corporations, religions and assorted virtuous institutions no longer agree. Speaking your mind can get you fired. Speaking your mind can gather a crowd... Read more »
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Take that, King Georgie III

Here’s how King George III reacted to the Declaration of Independence. This is his speech to a joint session of Parliament–the houses of Lords and Commons. The speech is his first after the Declaration. He figured that Americans will see the light and return to the generous bosom of the Crown. Tough rocks, your majesty. “My... Read more »

Unpacking the New York Times biased reporting of Trump's Rushmore speech

On the whole, I thought that President Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech had enough positive notes to deserve at least a mention. Putting a punctuation mark on the affirmative, he ended the speech with “…the best is yet to come.” But the New York Times reporter, Annie Karni, decided, I guess, that it wasn’t worth a mention. Instead... Read more »

Noted scholar Shelby Steele talks sense about black lives

How do white people prove they are not racist? How do you prove a negative?
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Exclusive: Pritzker's Covid-19 orders no longer exist. Period.

You can have that Fourth of July barbecue after all. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the media and politicians, ignoring a new court order ending the governor’s  Covid-19 regulations, act as if nothing has changed. As if you still must obey, obey, obey. But according to this legal analysis by Northbrook attorney Michael Ciesla, “The Governor’s COVID-1no9 Executive Orders... Read more »

A clarification: A vote for Biden is a vote for extremism, incompetence and shadow government

Sometimes the danger in this writing business is that the scribe doesn’t express himself well enough. It’s not the fault of the reader if the message isn’t clear, or is confusing, or contradictory. Thus it was with my post yesterday, “Dump Trump.” In it, I expressed my deep worry that Trump will lose the election... Read more »

"Black babies matter too"

Hermene D. Hartman, asks in N’Digo, “Do black lives matter to blacks too?” An excerpt: Black men have to stand up for Black boys and teach and mentor and protect them. Black on Black crime is greater than police crime. The police crime becomes more noticed because of its cruelty too often on minutia, but Blacks... Read more »
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Dump Trump

Donald Trump, narcissist extraordinaire, will have to wear the jacket if he loses the presidential election. But if he loses, he will blame everyone except himself. And in his self-destruction, he will take the Republican Party and the conservative agenda down with him. Although I’m loathe to make political predictions, the signs are not good as he... Read more »
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