"I’m watching you, white boy"

That’s the chilling snapper at the end of an op-ed written by student Isis Davis-Marks in the Feb. 7 issue of the Yale [University] News.  I’ll save you the trouble of reading this piece of racist trash by describing it as a rant against white men in college whom she expects to grow up to be racists... Read more »

Paul Vallas for Chicago mayor

Chicago cries out for a new mayor who  is independent, smart, honest and experienced, Someone who knows his way around the corrupt Chicago Democratic Machine but is not a part of it. Someone whose entire career has been devoted to fixing broken systems. Or managing ones in crisis. And what city is, at once, broken and... Read more »

“She basically said she’s our tribe.”

Tribe? Perfect. What better way for the Chicago Teachers Union to describe itself? Stacy Davis Gates, CTU vice president, was referring to Chicago mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle’s TV ad touting her teaching career. “You saw the commercial. She’s basically said she’s our tribe.” Exactly. Preckwinkle gladly is the beneficiary of organized labor’s resources, including the CTU, American Federation of Teachers... Read more »
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Hey, Chicago taxpayer, you owe $36,000

Here’s a number that you won’t hear much of in the run-up to the election of the next mayor of Chicago: $36,000. That’s your share of Chicago’s $32.5 billion debt burden, based on an analysis of the city’s latest available audited financial reports Truth in Accounting.  The $36,000 figure comes from a  new analysis of the latest available audited financial reports... Read more »

Stricter campaign rules unveiled

In order to wallow in every single thing that every candidate ever thought or did, federal election law now requires that anyone running for public office must file his high school yearbook with designated authorities. Anybody who removes any pages that might prove embarrassing or worse shall be subject to a fine of $10,000 or... Read more »

Some Dems: Protect kids at border, but not newborns

You might say the inverse about some Republicans: Protect newborns but not kids at the border. I thought of that when watching President Trump’s state of the union speech last night. He announced that he would ask “Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s... Read more »
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Was racism or infanticide Gov. Northam's greatest sin?

Trick question. They both are grievous sins, but of a different kind. Racism wrongs millions of people. Infanticide just one, but ends the person’s life. Racism appears millions of times a day inflicting pain and even death. Infanticide is rare, but is certainly deadly. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is accused of racism for having a photo of a man in... Read more »

For all their dodging and weaving, Democrats revealed as the Party of Death

At least one pro-choice advocate, Virginia state Del. Kathy Tran was honest enough to admit that her proposed legislation would allow an abortion up to the moment of birth. Despite all the denials coming from pro-choice radicals and Democrats including Tran who tried to deny her meaning, here is a summary of what she said: House... Read more »

Remember to toss your cinders on your icy sidewalk

No, not the masonry cinder blocks used in construction. I’m talking about the cinders, also called clinkers or ash, that are left over from the coal burning furnace that heated your home or apartment in Chicago years and years ago. If you’re bitching about how the cold is bugging you today, let me take you back to... Read more »
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The mother of all fake news

This humble apology was found in the Jan. 19 edition of the British broadsheet newspaper, Telegraph, in a story about Melania Trump. This needs no further comment: Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story “The mystery of Melania”, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false... Read more »
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