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What would Abe Lincoln think of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

I thought about writing about 10 reasons Abe Lincoln would roll over in his grave if he was here today to witness Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. But I haven’t. Because it takes the kind of simple-minded arrogance for  Andrew Feinberg in a Chicago Tribune op-ed  (“10 reasons Abe Lincoln would roll over... Read more »

Suburbia is dying, or so we're told

How amusing it is to see the suburbs getting attacked yet again. It usually comes from leftist elites that look down their noses at anything so middle class and bourgeois as the suburbs. References to the suburbs by such folks range from condescension to outright ridicule. They would have it that  only lower life forms want... Read more »

Naomi Wolf and the Occupiers: paranoia unleashed

The Occupy hysteria has served at least one purpose: Like overturning old log decaying on the forest floor to exposure yucky, disgusting stuff underneath, the Occupy baloney has exposed to daylight the warped, paranoid thinking of so much of the political Left. In this column, Wolf itemizes and “documents” the organized, coordinated and concerted fascist... Read more »

The Fouling of Walter Payton in an Age of Iagos: "I follow him to serve my turn upon him."

Here is brilliant commentary about  Jeff Pearlman’s smear of Walter Payton (in a book whose name will not be mentioned here) from the often brilliant Patrick Hickey. If you are a fan of William Shakespeare (and who isn’t?), you will enjoy this. If you are a fan of Walter Payton you will relish this. If... Read more »

Republicans, call and double down Obama's deficit reduction bluff

Even while deficit reduction talks continue between the White House and congressional leaders, Democrats and Republics, pundits already are awarding victory points for President Barack Obama’s challenge to do a really big deficit reduction deal. “If not now, when?” he asked at his press conference today, when he made it appear that Republicans were backing... Read more »

State severs foster-care ties with Catholic Charities. Feel better now?

Gay ideologues win a round at the expense of thousands of children needing foster care. Tells the Catholic Church: “F… you.” The Tribune reports: The state of Illinois has declined to renew its foster care and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities across Illinois,  possibly ending a historic public and private partnership initiated by the Roman Catholic... Read more »

Gay marriage across the land: Not so darn fast

The recent legalization of same-sex marriage in New York proves that it’s no longer an issue in the United States, right? Gay marriage will eventually, but certainly, become widely accepted everywhere, right? Not if the American people have anything to say about it. So far, the question has been put directly to American voters 31... Read more »

July 4th, the day we all celebrate our freedoms--except for Palatine pro-life Catholics

You can burn an American flag in northwest suburban Palatine, but you can’t parade a picture of a live, healthy fetus. Controversial groups, such as PFLAG (Parents of Friends, Lesbians and Gays), are allowed to march in Palatine’s Fourth of July parade, but pro-life Catholics can’t unless they agree to have their message censored by... Read more »

NOW will someone ask Emanuel what he plans to do about O'Hare expansion?

Tribune reports: City-airlines O’Hare talks near collapse Tense negotiations between the city of Chicago and United and American airlines over O’Hare expansion have almost collapsed, officials said today. The acrimony between the two sides has run so deep that, despite agreements to meet almost every day, city and airline officials often convene in separate rooms,... Read more »

Illinois bonds worse than corporate junk

Illinois credit ratings are the equal of corporate junk bonds, yet Illinois had to pay significantly higher interest rates to lure investors to buy the crap. According to the Wall Street Journal: Illinois officials were forced to promise a yield that is about two percentage points higher than was paid by companies with similar credit... Read more »
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