Posts tagged "University of Chicago"

Will 'community activist' Barack Obama allow his library to trash a South Side community?

Barack Obama began as a “community activist” on Chicago’s Far South Side, protecting regular folk from the plundering of the rich and powerful. Now the rich and powerful–Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the University of Chicago, to name a couple–are trying to grab parkland from a South Side neighborhood. For Obama’s presidential library. (Story is... Read more »

Save Ronald Reagan's Chicago boyhood home

It’s more important that a University of Chicago parking lot, which would replace the South Side boyhood home. Here are some reasons why. So, where is the outcry from  all those landmark enthusiasts who would demand that a chicken coop be declared of historical importance if it suited their political inclinations. To ask is to... Read more »

U. of Chicago's Martin Marty and me. He lets me have it.

I’m used to having my columns misread or intentionally distorted by readers whose closed minds keep them from trying to understand my point. (Examples are posts following two of my recent columns, here and here.) But for a distinguished scholar like Martin Marty, the highly regarded emeritus professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School,... Read more »

These guys are nuts

In the face of Iran and North Korea becoming true nuclear threats, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have moved their “Doomsday Clock” one minute away from Armageddon. In a statement, they said that “we” are about “to bend the arc of history” to reduce the world’s nuclear arsenal and prevent global warming. Are these... Read more »
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