Pope Francis forsakes sex abuse victims

Headline: Pope Francis “…Bars Action by U.S. Bishops on Sex-Abuse Reforms at Conference Last-minute change surprises bishops who planned votes to address crisis,” reports the Wall Street Journal. The story continues: The Vatican told Cardinal DiNardo about the directive only Sunday night, according to a bishop familiar with the situation. It demonstrates the continuing rift between... Read more »

Jim Acosta, the caravan IS an invasion

A dictionary check would do a world of good for  CNN’s  Jim Acosta and other progressives who mightily insist that the caravan heading our way is not an “invasion.” Cambridge Dictionary:  An occasion when a large number of people or things come to a place in an annoying and unwanted way: the annual invasion of foreign... Read more »

If smoking e-cigs is bad, why is smoking weed good?

Because I’m an old white guy who doesn’t get it, maybe someone can explain why we’re rushing to legalize the smoking of “recreational” marijuana at the same time that we’re cracking down on smoking e-cigarets. I thought that filling your lungs with smoke, no matter what kind (e.g. from burning autumn leafs to toxic particle... Read more »
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CNN's Jim Acosta, shut up and sit down

As expected, members of my profession (at least it used to be a profession) have closed ranks to vigorously defend CNN correspondent Jim Acosta for “standing up” to President Donald Trump during a press conference. (See videos below.) Here’s a roundup of the angry media reaction: “Reporters condemn White House decision to bar CNN’s Acosta,”... Read more »

Why the Illinois GOP got shellacked

To borrow from former President Barack Obama, who once said his own party got shellacked by Republicans, Illinois Democrats ripped the faltering Illinois Republican Party a new one in Tuesday’s midterm elections. How did that happen? Blame the Republicans themselves for their ineptitude. Illinois GOP leaders need to find themselves some new political advisors; the ones now... Read more »

Will Pritzker and Madigan have an "epic battle" over control of the Illinois Democrat Party?

Here’s someone who thinks they will: The future of Illinois under J.B. Pritzker  SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 6, 2018) — The most expensive gubernatorial race in the nation comes to a close as J.B. Pritzker is elected governor of Illinois. Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman released the following statement: “J.B. Pritzker’s victory sets the stage for an... Read more »
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Why was a Democrat sample ballot in my voting booth?

Image my surprise that when I went into my voting booth today to discover  a Democrat sample ballot there. I immediately summoned a judge to the booth and firmly told her that no sample ballot should be allowed in the voting booth and not in the polling place. She immediately took it, tore it up and... Read more »

Amazon to split 2nd headquarters between two cities?

Amazon is considering splitting its new second headquarters between two cities instead of awarding the prize to just one, the Wall St. Journal reports. The driving force behind the decision to build two equal offices in addition to the company’s headquarters in Seattle is recruiting enough tech talent, according to the person familiar with the... Read more »

My fear is bigger than your fear

Democrats accuse Republicans of fear mongering, pointing to how President Donald Trump is playing on fears that America will drown under the weight of  illegal foreigners and that they are a threat to our national security and personal safety. And more. Republicans accuse Democrats of fear mongering, pointing to how the left is sliding America into... Read more »
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With the booming economy, Dems had to find another way to scare the bejabbers out of voters

And they found it: Dire warnings  that Republicans would kill the law requiring health care insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. That the fear-mongering assertions were taken up by Democrat candidates and their supporters at almost the precise same time indicates that it was a strategy universally adopted by the party. It was Plan B after... Read more »
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