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Firefighter also running for village board in Glenview

After writing last week about a fire fighter running for the village board in Northbrook, my attention was drawn to another fire fighter running for the village board in neighboring Glenview. What’s going on in the north suburbs that’s prompting fire fighters to take advantage of a loophole in Illinois law that allows fire fighters–and fire fighters... Read more »

Is Trump nuts or is Obama a worse criminal than Nixon?

What is an American to do? Not in my 75 years have I witnesses such a storm of accusations and re-accusations flying back and forth, with little or no substantiation. Did Barack Obama, in his waning days as president, order the wiretapping of president-elect Donald Trump, as Trump asserts with no evidence? Did Trump inappropriately... Read more »

Evidence of illegal voting

Dare I challenge the given wisdom of most of my colleagues at ChicagoNow and suggest that voter fraud might be, well, at least just a tinsy-winsy problem? Yes, I know that I’m supposed to believe that vote fraud virtually doesn’t exist at all, based, I am led to believe by some social science “research.” Yet,... Read more »
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Laugh at the liberals who said Donald Trump would NEVER be president

He who laughs last laughs best.

The alt-left's fake news about "voter suppression" in Wisconsin

This article also appeared in the Weekly Standard online. When it comes to the widening “post-fact,” “post-truth” and “fake news” landscape supposedly foisted on naïve Americans by the alt-right, it would be hard to outdo the progressive narrative of how Wisconsin’s voter ID law “suppressed” turnout and handed Donald Trump the state’s ten electoral votes.... Read more »

The worst, mostly politically biased story I remember seeing is in the Chicago Tribune

I’ve worked for the Chicago Tribune (former contribution op-ed columnist) and I get no pleasure from pointing this out. The story in question is: “Did voter ID laws hurt election turnout? Look at Milwaukee” The story suggests, implies, concludes (whatever) that, “Yes. The poor and minorities were hurt by the Wisconsin law that requires some form... Read more »
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Let's quit the whining and instead look closely at what Trump wants to do

So much of the post-election news and commentary has focused on second-guessing, lamentations, warnings about kids being scared by the Trump boogeyman and whether some Hollywood eminences will fulfill their pledge to flee the now-soiled America. My colleagues at ChicagoNow.com seem especially prone in this direction, some of them spinning into orbit about the dire and disastrous consequences... Read more »

Almost everyone who got my vote lost, but let's move on

Call it the Byrne curse, but practically every candidate who got my vote in this 2016 election lost. I couldn’t bring myself to vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but the guy I wrote in for president didn’t even show up in the results. Meanwhile, all but one (non-judicial) candidate running for office in... Read more »

MSNBC, Cincinnati is not Cleveland

Adding to my despond this election day was watching a report on MSNBC on the presidential race in Ohio. A graphic in the background showed Cleveland located where Cincinnati actually is, on the Ohio River in the southwestern part of the state. Where Cleveland actually is, in the northeastern part of the state on the shore... Read more »
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The election soon will be over, but not the Hillary Clinton hijinks

New disclosure: lots of cash from Hillary Clinton’s big fundraisers was funneled to the senate campaign of Jill McCabe, who just happens to be the wife of the guy who was involved in  the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s emails. If that’s not kinky, then Chicago is the least politically corrupt city in the world. This was disclosed... Read more »
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