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Obama Administration's push for transgender rights NOT likely to succeed,

The Chicago Tribune on Saturday ran a story headlined “Administration’s push for transgender rights likely to succeed.…” Maybe, maybe not. The article is long on rhetoric, but short on substance. And after reading a lawsuit filed by students and parents at Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill., challenging Obama’s increasing transgender dicta, I’d say there’s... Read more »

The real bullying at Fremd High School is spewing from the LBGT crowd

Even if your daughter doesn’t attend Fremd, this is a battle that is coming to your public school* Without surcease,  the progressive law-givers scold the rest of us about the evils of bullying. Much of it, they say, is the bullying of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning and gender fluid children by those ugly, ignorant... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Why I am no longer donating to my alma mater, Marquette University

Like every school’s  alum, I receive constant requests to donate to the cause. I often do–rather, I should say, did–but no more to Marquette University, where I graduated with a degree in Journalism in 1963. The reason: Marquette’s ironic use of “freedom of thought and expression”as a club  to silence a professor, Dr. John McAdams.... Read more »

The real reason for the Chicago Teachers Union strike against the students

At first, the Chicago Teachers Union said that the one-day walkout on Friday, April 1, was because its members were getting shafted by the Chicago Public School system. Shafted, as in being asked to shoulder some of the efforts to keep CPS’ from falling into bankruptcy. Then, gee, someone must have realized that depriving students... Read more »
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Illinois turns retired state college employees into millionaires. How does your pension compare?

Total up what you expect to receive from your private pension and social security and see if it matches the astonishing rich pensions that the state of Illinois (i.e. taxpayers) gives to its public university employees. There’s a guy who, believe it, is expected to receive a $22.3 million lifetime state sponsored pension. He leads... Read more »

Chicago Teachers Union death wish for Chicago

An item from the Department of Asked and Answered: These two headlines appeared together on the Chicago Tribune website: Chicago area sees greatest population loss of any major U.S. city, region in 2015 Chicago Teachers Union delegates give go-ahead for April 1 walkout The Chicago Teachers Union is hell-bent to send the city of Chicago... Read more »

Will the Citadel class of 2001 attend best-selling author Pat Conroy's funeral?

UPDATE: They came and witnessed and mourned in scores: “Pat Conroy’s funeral was both a time of mourning and reunion.” Just as I was finishing up Pat Conroy’s novel The Lords of Discipline, which savaged South Carolina’s military school, The Citadel, the news arrived of his death. Although a graduate of the then-all male college, his best seller... Read more »
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Chicago teachers: You're not being asked to take a 7 percent 'pay cut'

That  seven perrcent will still be yours. It will go to fund your pension. But that seven percent “pay cut in disguise” baloney is being spread around by the Chicago Teachers Union BSers as a way to fire up their sheep, so they will walk out on their students. Chicago Teachers Union BSers get to show... Read more »
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