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Sammy Davis Jr. returns to Evanston

If you missed last year’s performance of “Why not me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story,” you have a second chance. Sean Blake as Sammy Davis Jr. is returning to the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, June 13 – June 28. My wife Barb and I saw last night’s performance and Blake... Read more »

Is that a rug on my head?

Lot’s of odd, interesting, nasty, humorous and, yes, a few nice comments from readers have arrived  in  nearly 30 years of writing op-ed columns for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. But here’s a comment–I’m not sure how to classify it (helpful, mean?) that appeared on the Chicago Tribune website after my column on Chicago... Read more »

Obama: "Sony made a mistake." How to Respond to Cyber Attacks?

Well there you have it. Obama states that Sony “made a mistake” by not releasing a the movie, “The Interview.” Good for him. What’s more, he said we would respond. Again, great to hear. Looks like the president understands to some degree the gravity of this situation. Now the question comes, how do we respond?... Read more »

A boy, whose father was killed in our service, gives all of us a great gift

Ever hear of a "self-written search warrant?"

I hadn’t either until someone sent me this youtube video of Judge Andrew Napolitano speaking about it. He said a couple of FBI agents showed up at the 86-year-old librarians house with a search warrant they wrote themselves (as opposed to a judge, as the constitution requires, I thought). They said that she was forbidden... Read more »

A sight for your freezing eyes: my summer garden picture gallery

A warm summer day's view from my townhouse deck
Had enough of the bitter, colder-than-it’s-ever-been-in-Chicago temperature? I hope this will help thaw your freezing eyes: my summer garden picture gallery. What’s America’s worst war? Vietnam? Iraq? Afghanistan? Go here to find out why it was the War of 1812 To subscribe to The Barbershop, type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription”... Read more »

Explaining Obamacare in a way that even Obamafans can understand

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Arctic ice returns big time

According to the BBC: Data from Europe’s Cryosat spacecraft suggests there were almost 9,000 cu km of ice at the end of this year’s melt season. This is close to 50% more than in the corresponding period in 2012. It is a rare piece of good news for a region that has witnessed a rapid decline in... Read more »

Atheist war on Christ and Christmas

Don’t think that there’s an atheist war on Christ and Christmas? That’s what we’re supposed to believe. It’s not just atheists, but the attacks also are coming from leftist elites,  simple-minded comics and their media toadies. And anyone who suggests that there is, indeed, a war, is subjected to ridicule. Here, for example, is a... Read more »

Thanksgiving humor

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