Time to Get Creative On Guns

Time to Get Creative On Guns
Another mass shooting. Another round of thoughts and prayers. Another worthless media blitz about the killer and his motives, his mental state, his arsenal and on and on. Just wait another few weeks and there will be another mass shooting, no need to dwell on Texas, we’ll have another soon enough. Mass shootings happen with... Read more »

On American Immigration

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach recently said DACA recipients should: “Go home and get in line, come into the United States legally, then get a green card, then become a citizen.” This statement betrays a tremendous lack of understanding about the American immigration system. The United States caps the number of people that can... Read more »

Somebody call 9-1-1, I'm getting gored by Rahm (again)

As I predicted in my blog post of August 13, if you live in Chicago your phone taxes are going up again. Mayor Emmanuel announced earlier this week that his 2018 budget includes a $1.10 per-phone-line tax increase, ostensibly to support 9-1-1 emergency services but in reality to feed the Laborers Pension Fund, according to... Read more »
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What Do I Believe?

What Do I Believe?
So, yeah, after the election, you know THE election, Jimmy Greenfield came up with this great idea to set aside some space for us bloggers who wanted to write on more political matters, but felt it didn’t quite mesh with our other blogs. Perfect! I thought and I asked Jimmy to put me in the... Read more »

"Taps" for soda tax may herald birth of new movement

Glug-glug-glug, belch, ahhh! Oh excuse me, that was just me enjoying a can of pop. Or that will be me on December 1st, once the short-lived Cook County “soda” tax becomes history. But we don’t have to wait until December 1 to enjoy the sweet sound of no more pro and anti-tax commercials, the former... Read more »

Why I can't just ignore Smokers And Homosexuals Guy anymore

Today, that hateful preacher all Chicagoans know was half a block south of his usual post. He haunted Express, not the Spirit Halloween Store. Yet, his black suit was the same, almost crisp but a little too big for his bony frame. His accoutrements were the same: a small sheaf of papers in one hand,... Read more »
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Toni and Co. underestimated pushback on soda tax, and now its days may be numbered

So the Cook County soda tax saga goes on. Retailers continue to gripe and polls show the tax remains as popular with the public as a guy who just ate a garlic sandwich on a crowded elevator. The problem with the soda tax is that it’s not really a “soda” tax. If it were, then there... Read more »

"The Reagan Show": Our Path to Trump Started Here

"The Reagan Show": Our Path to Trump Started Here
“Make America great again.” Though that phrase is now best known as Donald Trump’s rallying cry as he plunges to new depths of incompetent leadership, CNN’s documentary The Reagan Show reminds us where it came from – Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign. By any reasonable measure, from international diplomacy to dealings with the press, Reagan... Read more »

Conservative education policy explained

Have you ever tried to understand the words coming out of Betsy DeVos’s mouth, only to end up more confused? Have no fear, I’ve translated her talking points into an easy-to-understand graphic: You’re welcome.
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The Winning Democratic Platform

We have to wake up, Democrats. The truth is that large swaths of the USA don’t hate Drumf and the steaming pile of corruption he calls an administration as much as we do. We can’t win elections on “But Trump SUCKS!” We can’t call 1/3 of voters “stupid racists” and then ask them to vote... Read more »