Will any network dare to pick up the Roseanne show?

More than 13 million viewers of one of TV’s most popular shows want to know. Not that they count. In the eyes of progressives, fans of the Roseanne show and its star are as deplorable as Americans who voted for Donald Trump. Just as they were amazed at Trump’s election, so too were they flummoxed  that... Read more »

The Tribune's Dahleen Glanton desperately needs a lesson about the First Amendment

The Chicago Tribune’s Page 2 columnist Dahleen Glanton argued that the National Football League violated the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech when it order its players to either stand for the playing of the National Anthem or remain in the locker room. She said: ….the NFL is attempting to diminish the right all of... Read more »

Uh oh, Memorial Day might have originated in the Confederacy

Perhaps that will trouble the hard left fanatics who want to scrub the nation clean of anything that recalls the Confederacy. And who labels anyone who doesn’t agree with the militants a racist and someone who longs for the return of the good old days of slavery. President Lyndon Johnson and Congress in their infinite... Read more »
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Why the media silence on the Obama center travesty?

Except for Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass (“The Barack Obama Temple of Adoration and Fealty”)  and the paper’s editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis (“Parks we wreck”), the media have generally chosen not to probe the important questions about the serious policy, environmental and legal implications that bedevil the Obama Center. The media brushed aside a lawsuit by Protect Our... Read more »

Chicago's population slides again

Greg Hinz reports in Crain’s Chicago Business that Chicago population drops for third year in a row. The net loss isn’t much, just a few thousand, but significantly, African Americans are leading the parade out of the city. Which probably accounts for the fact that the only suburbs that are seeing a small  increase are... Read more »

Sarah Palin was right about death panels

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin sent liberal heads spinning with the charge that Obamacare paved the way for “death panels” deciding who was worth the cost of keeping alive. Yet, she was right. Maybe not Obamacare, but about her larger point that government should not be in the business of deciding who was... Read more »
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If you're hanging out at a Starbucks, just buy something, why don't ya?

The whole victimhood circus  could have been avoided if one of the two black men who created a national who-ha at a Starbucks would have just ordered a a regular coffee (a buck 84), a cheese Danish ($2.45) or some other inexpensive item. Really, is that too much to ask?  Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were... Read more »

In the 1940s and '50s we didn't have mass school shootings

I’ll get to the “why” shortly. First, the undeniable fact is that the number of school shootings is increasing.* Just in the last few days, there have been two–one stymied by hero Mark Dallas at Dixon High School in north-central Illinois  and two days later the one at a Santa Fe High School near Houston in which 10 people were... Read more »

Another reason why the Jackson Park give-away to the Obama Center is illegal and corrupt

In a previous post, I discussed the details, as outlined in a federal lawsuit filed by Protect Our Parks against the gifting of Jackson Park land to the Obama Center, violates local, state and federal law. As far as I know, this is the only place in the media that has attempted to dissect the... Read more »
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The give-away of public park land to the Obama Center is illegal

The laws are clear: Control of this public land in Jackson Park cannot be transferred to a private entity. Period. That’s exactly what the Obama Foundation and the supporters of the Obama Center want. The city and Chicago Park District have worked out a deal to transfer control of 19.3 acres of publicly owned Jackson Park... Read more »
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