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Update on the Update: Unrepentant Blago's 'golden' commutation. Will or can he run again?

Update: Readers have pointed me in the direction of the Articles of Impeachment (HR1671) that proclaims: Wherefore, this abuse of power by Rod R. Blagojevich warrants his impeachment and trial,  removal from the office of Governor and his disqualification to hold any public office of the state in the future. [Emphasis is mine.] True enough.... Read more »

I've had enough. Hasta la vista, Chicago and Illinois

So long, Illinois. Goodbye, Chicago. Here, I was born and raised. Schooled and worked. Practically my entire life has unfolded in Chicago and close by. As a kid, I rode on Chicago street cars and the wooden “L” cars before there was a CTA. Took the old North Shore Line to high school and college.... Read more »

A leftist, not a righty, was the mass shooter in Dayton

With denunciations and accusations flying back and forth about who’s to blame for the mass killings in El Paso and Dayton, more examples of media favoritism and unfairness rained down on the public. Buried in nearly all the reporting, editorializing and commentating was the fact that the Dayton shooter was an out-and-out Leftist. Even the most numb-skulled,... Read more »
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Trump's shameless pardon of the preening ex-Sun-Times publisher Conrad Black

President Donald Trump’s undeserved pardon of ex-Chicago Sun-Times publisher and swindler Conrad Black  should frost the butts of hundreds of his former employees, as it does mine. Black, founder of Hollinger International Inc. had served three and a half years in prison for  mail fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with his scheme to divert $60... Read more »

Let's hear it for Sheila O'Brien in the Smollett case

Sheila O’Brien is a former Illinois appellate court judge who has filed a petition with the Cook County Circuit Court calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the Jesse Smollett case. In a Chicago Tribune op-ed, she criticized Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for inexplicably dropping 16 felony charges for Smollett’s staging, then... Read more »

Media coverage of Trump and Russia: A parade of sins

Oh, brother. Listen to self-satisfied journalists defend their discredited reporting on the Trump/Russian nothing. As if to say, “Oh, what a good boy I am,”  Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said he had no regrets. No regrets? No corrections or amplifications? Oh, wait. It did publish a correction today: An article... Read more »
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Mueller's flimsy impeachment case against Trump for obstruction

Having utterly failed to find evidence that Donald Trump or his team (or anyone else) colluded with Russia to throw the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton, his critics now focus on nailing the president for obstructing justice. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in Volume II went well beyond his mandate to investigate collusion. In addition, he transparently invited Congress... Read more »

Will Smollett and Foxx get away with it?

This being Chicago, who knows? The usual workings of the Chicago Way suggest that they probably will. To ask the question is to wonder whether: Illinois Attorney General  Kwame Raoul, Illinois’ chief law enforcement officer, will review how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx handled the case that saw her office drop 16 felony charges that had been handed... Read more »

Smollett charges dropped; justice denied

The astonishing action by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to drop 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett leaves so many unanswered questions that justice should have required that the facts be determined by a jury. But now that Foxx has deep-sixed the case and Cook County Circuit Judge Steven Watkins has inexplicably sealed the case file, we will... Read more »
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Pope Francis forsakes sex abuse victims

Headline: Pope Francis “…Bars Action by U.S. Bishops on Sex-Abuse Reforms at Conference Last-minute change surprises bishops who planned votes to address crisis,” reports the Wall Street Journal. The story continues: The Vatican told Cardinal DiNardo about the directive only Sunday night, according to a bishop familiar with the situation. It demonstrates the continuing rift between... Read more »
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