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Who's lower than Fox News? Progressive icon Wendy Davis, that's who

Geoffrey Ward, the historian who helped Ken Burns write his PBS documentaries including the recently concluded “The Roosevelts,” said that if Fox News had been around during the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the network “would have loved’  to exploit Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s handicap and shown him struggling in his wheelchair. Here’s the accusation: In... Read more »

Why not just eliminate Obamacare's employer mandate?

This isn’t being asked by some nutty right-wing group cabal or the Koch Brothers. The idea of eliminating the employer mandate of Obamacare (aka The Affordable Care Act) comes from the respected Urban Institute. In a study, it discovered that if the long delayed (illegally by the Obama administration until 2016) were eliminated, the impact... Read more »

Shameless Jesse Jackson turns Thomas Duncan's Ebola death into political and class war

As quoted by CNN, regarding the death from Ebola of Thomas Eric Duncan: The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who’s serving as a spokesman for the family, said that was a concern. “I would tend to think that those who do not have insurance, those who do not have Medicaid, do not have the same priorities as... Read more »
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Let's retire 'boots on the ground'

The expression has become a meaningless, simple-minded and insulting cliche. Yet, it keeps showing up with increasing and aggravating frequency in the language of politicians, partisans and news readers. Every ounce of meaning has been squeezed out of it by usage that has become so widespread and undefined that it is no longer of any... Read more »

If Ted Kennedy were an NFL player instead of a liberal icon

Maybe progressives would have paid more attention to what he did to Mary Jo Kopechne: driving her and himself off Dike Bridge on isolated  Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969 and leaving her to drown in the submerged car, scratching to get out. Kennedy, as we know, escaped both literally and figuratively as the left wing closed around him. Now we... Read more »

Can We the People govern ourselves?

We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The federal government? All challenge the everyday assumption that We the People can... Read more »
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Laura Washington's hypocrisy

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington is hypocritically fretting over the “disrespect” shown to President Barack Obama, ignoring the mote in her own eye. As Eric Kohn succinctly explains in his Illinois Mirror piece, “Disparaging Politicians Is Pretty Darn American,” Washington forgets (more like ignores) the heaping serving of insult and manure dumped on President George W. Bush.... Read more »

Democracy sucks

How else, other than democracy sucks, to explain the horrendous state of Chicago and Illinois. How else to explain the seemingly ho-hum attitude (see John Kass’ eloquent column) toward former IRS executive Lois Lerner’s missing two (yes, two!) years of emails and the oh-so coincidental hard drive crash to some of the people who received... Read more »

More Obama lies, this time on vote fraud

President Barack Obama on April 11 to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network echoed the progressive/liberal/Democratic line that there’s so little voter fraud in America that we don’t need to impose stricter voter identification laws or even be concerned about it. This usually brings about big yucks for people who have been around Chicago for any length... Read more »
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Brett Favre's wife announces she's qualified to start as Green Bay Packers' quarterback

This arrived, like so much other stuff, anonymously in my email in-box, without author attribution. In a news conference Deanna Favre announced she will be the starting QB for the Packers next season. Deanna asserts that she is qualified to be the starting QB because she has spent the past 16 years married to Brett... Read more »
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