Posts tagged "Pat Hickey"

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 »
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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 »
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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 »

Mother Jones 2012 is Sarah Palin

Mother Jones Magazine, ya’ll know, is everything that the far left loves, about politics, the environment and the shared hatred of everything conservative. Thus there is great irony that this rag named itself after the Sarah Palin of last century. The always astute Hickey explains why in this excellent and “shocking” post on his blog, With... Read more »

Proof that the rich don't care

From the New York magazine: New research by Paul Piff  at the University of California, Berkeley suggests that more money makes people act less human. Or at least less humane As a Russell Sage post-graduate fellow in social science writing at the University of Wisconsin at Madison I had pretty much fallen for the credo... Read more »
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The schnook he's talking about is the Chicago Sun-Times' Neil Steinberg.

Neil Steinberg fires another shot in the alleged war of religion on science. Or is it the war of science against religion? Pat Hickey returns a volley on his blog, “With Both Hands” with this post: Chicago’s Pleonastic Schnook and the Science of Snobbery Against Faith .Point, set and match for Hickey.        
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