Posts tagged "Pat Hickey"

Another victim of political correctness

I don’t endorse this guy’s tweets, but it has me wondering whether no progressives ever post nasty tweets.

The best tribune to Francis Cardinal George

Among  all of the wonderful words printed or spoken about the late Chicago’s archbishop, Francis Cardinal George the best tribune comes from Pat Hickey in his blog, With Both Hands. If you haven’t acquainted yourself with Pat Hickey, you should do so now. He is more authentically a Chicagoan from the neighborhoods than Studs Terkel or any... Read more »

Chicago election eve wisdom

You can always count on authentic Chicago observer Patrick Hickey to nail it. In this piece, he joins the astute Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass in calling on Chicagoans to vote in the Chicago election for someone other than incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel. They both reason that Emanuel needs a reminder that his re-election is... Read more »

Pat Quinn's 'everyday people'

Gov. Pat Quinn is about to make the expression “everyday people” a cliche. (Click on the headline to receive some  apt commentary from Pat Hickey in his blog, “With both hands.”) What was America’s greatest come-from-behind war? Go here to find out. To subscribe to The Barbershop, type your email address in the box and click the... Read more »

An homage to Chicago's greatest writer

That would be Joe Epstein, who recently retired from teaching at Northwestern University. The praise comes from Pat Hickey, one of Chicago’s most authentic writers. Epstein and I grew up in the same West Rogers Park (Nortown)  neighborhood a few blocks from each other but never met. He, I’m told, went to Boone, the public school... Read more »

Why lists do not matter

Literally moments after I posted a list (List of 10 states with the worst drivers), I encountered a post explaining why list do not matter. The post is found on “With both hands,” written by Pat Hickey, one of Chicago’s most astute (if not the most) bloggers. Called “Lists and Polls are for Donkeys -Jean... Read more »

Will the next Pope be black?

Or will the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) lobby oppose Peter Cardinal Turkson Peter Cardinal Turkson of Ghana because he adheres to Catholic teaching about sexuality, marriage and procreation? Or, might it be that  he dares to suggest homosexuality has something to do with priest abusing young men. Or in the word of so many LGBTQ people because he... Read more »

An answer to the violence on Chicago's streets

“Laws cannot create a peaceful person out of someone who has not experienced, especially in his or her family, the love that teaches internal discipline. Without peace of soul, there can be no real peace on the streets, in our homes or among nations.” –Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago So starts another wise column... Read more »

Why are we so surprised by the Connecticut slaughter when we value innocent life so little

We are a mess and that is about the verifiable fact on the table.  We might look elsewhere than programs and policies for answers to cleaning up our mess. May God welcome the little hands and hearts taken from their parents by Adam and ease pain of sad people with the hard work shaking off... Read more »

The other side of '60 Minutes' canonization of NU's Innocence Project

CBS News’ 60 Minutes, despite a history of serious investigative reporting (including its participation years ago with the Chicago Sun-Times in the splendid Mirage investigation), also has been known to get things wrong or to show a bias. (See Briebart, Washington Examiner, The Blaze for some recent accusations.) And so it went last Sunday, in its segment that called... Read more »
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