Tag: politics

Eliminate co-ed dorms? Unthinkable!

But at least university is doing it. And it has good reasons: the destructive effects of binge drinking and unbridled hooking up. The president of the Catholic University of America does a good job of explaining why higher education should go back to single-sex dorms, which once were the standard at most colleges and universities. John... Read more »

The war on coal-fired power plants

If you automatically assume that coal-fired power plants are everywhere and always bad, you might want to read this editorial from the Wall Street Journal. It laments the costly and over-reaching changes that the Obama administration is about to impose on electric utilities.  This move is to limit mercury emissions, even though it hardly is cost-effective.... Read more »

Debbie W!#$erman Schultz and Anthony Weiner

From RightChicago

End K-12 public school teacher tenure (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Quinn signs education reform law. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign today what’s called “sweeping” education reform, a step in the right direction in several regards: Longer school days and a provision allowing school to place competence over length of service in the firing and recall of teachers. Competent teachers will be... Read more »

Time for a Dump Madigan amendment

  House Speaker Michael Madigan, center, Senate President John Cullerton, left, and other Illinois Democrats largly got their way with new legislative redistricting map. (Keri Wiginton, Chicago Tribune phptp / June 8, 2011)   It’s time to revive the idea of a constitutional amendment that will defang House Speaker Michael (The Real Governor) Madigan and... Read more »

Disclose the race of flash mob victims and attackers.

Disclose the race of flash mob victims and attackers.
  A group of young men who say they were attacked Tuesday evening stand with police at Chicago and Wabash avenues. (Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune)   Chicago media must identify the race of the aggressors and victims in “flash mob” attacks.  There, that wasn’t so hard, was it? You’d think it was from all the... Read more »

Flag at the Fed reignites gay-rights debate

  It’s being flown right under the flag of the United States as an “example of [the Federal Reserve Bank’s’] commitment to the values of acceptance and inclusion.” Interesting. The full article is in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 

A victory for free speech

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the campaign finance law banning corporations from making contributions to federal candidates is unconstitutional. The judge has no choice. He’s following the recent Supreme Court decision, and good for for speech.

Dump Chicago Code, but keep Ald. Ronin Gibbons

Delroy Lindo as Ald. Gibbons on the Chicago Code I’ve been of two minds about Fox TV’s “Chicago Code. and the last-ditch effort by its Chicago fans to save the now-cancelled series. Jennifer Beals–NO The female Chicago police superintendent (Teresa Colvin, played by Jennifer Beals) is ludicrous, and the singular importance of her side-kick, Dectective Jerek... Read more »

Feds getting ready to ban potatoes in schools

Well, almost all of them anyway: any white potato. Reports the Wall Street Journal: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to eliminate the “white potato”–defined as any variety but the sweet potato–from federally subsidized school breakfasts and to limit them sharply at lunch Seems that some schools have been dipping the potatoes in things... Read more »
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