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Jesse Watters Eats Steak While Debating Toxic Masculinity

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Wait. What? Illinois' unfunded pension obligation is >$200 billion, NOT $140 billion?

This hasn’t received much attention, but it’s big, important news that Illinois’ unfunded government pensions amount to at least $200 billion, instead of the $140 billion that’s usually cited. I say “at least” because the $200 billion figure calculated by Moody’s Investors Service is for 2016, about two years old. What it amounts to now is... Read more »

Selective outrage over the Puerto Rico T-shirt assault

It is gratifying indeed to see and hear the outrage over the hateful attack by a lunatic against a woman wearing a woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt in the northwest side Caldwell Woods. It also is appalling that a peace officer stood by without acting to protect the woman.  The assault has gone viral on... Read more »
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Illinois senators' dopey reactions to Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination

Not unexpectedly, the two Democrat Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth from Illinois suggested (I say so with only a hint of hyperbole) that President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court would change America forever. Doomed is the America as we know it! As if it were another episode out... Read more »

Marquette University ordered to reinstate professor in a key academic freedom case

In a major victory for academic freedom and free expression on America’s campuses, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that  John McAdams, the Marquette University professor who was fired  for criticizing a graduate student instructor should be fully reinstated. In its 4-2 ruling, the court said Marquette University had breached its contract, which protects his academic freedom, with McAdams... Read more »

What is America to me?

Frank Sintra’s “That’s America to me”
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Sometimes a jacket is just a jacket

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. That quote, from Sigmund Freud or from someone commenting on his obsessive perspective that just about everything we do or think is somehow connected to sex, came to mind with the frenzied speculation about the meaning of First Lady Melania Trump‘s jacket. The sometimes amusing, something goofy, sometimes... Read more »

Why Illinois is better off bankrupt

That’s the view of the fiscally conservative Illinois Policy Institute. After itemizing the long list financial problems of the woe-be-gotten, “failed state”  of Illinois, the Institute concludes: It has taken Illinois’ state and local governments half a century to accumulate unsustainable levels of debt and unfunded liabilities. Today, it is virtually inconceivable the elected officials... Read more »

My article in the Weekly Standard

It’s about the Obama Center. (Here.)
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Iowa law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected

Most of the debate over restricting abortions has focused on the “viability” of the fetus. In other words, should abortions (with a few exceptions) be before after the baby can live outside the womb. Estimates of viability range from 23 weeks of gestation to 27 weeks, depending on circumstances. A fetal heartbeat can be detected... Read more »
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