How About we Stop Playing the National Anthem at Sporting Events?

In the year 2016, with all that exists in American society, is it really still necessary to play the National Anthem at all college and professional sporting events? No one buys a ticket to a game to hear the anthem. So how about we stop doing it. According to the Washington Post: As legend has... Read more »

White Sox: Please Trade Chris Sale Right Now

Chris Sale should be traded right now and I hope the White Sox get smart and do it. Is there any reason why a multi-million dollar enterprise should keep on its payroll someone who has proven to be a buffoon twice in the same year? In his first moronic move this year, Sale virulently came... Read more »

My All-Star Baseball Summer Moment

Summer is about baseball. Watching it, playing it, coaching it, smelling it, and hearing it. When I was 15 years old, there was a day during that summer when I got to pitch in a baseball game that was, for me, my one true all-star summer moment. It truly meant something, in a stadium, in... Read more »

80 Year Old Holocaust Survivor believes the Fabric of American Society is Being Torn

My mother is an 80 year old Holocaust survivor and is not in the best of health, but as a former writer and journalist, has never shied away from offering an opinion, such as police and their interactions with black people and how the fabric of American society is gradually being torn. Her opinion, like... Read more »

Give me Cam Newton over Peyton Manning Any Day

Pro athletes have an interesting place in American culture; we love them, we hate them, we worship them, we criticize them. And now, in the 21st Century we can get on social media and bash them for the world to see. After Sunday’s Super Bowl, I was amazed at the number of people who bestowed... Read more »

The Death of Glenn Frey Makes me Sad, Again

With today’s death of Glenn Frey, the co-leader of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame band, the Eagles, I feel like I did when Ernie Banks died – sad. Sad because another one of the heroes of my youth has died, sad because their ages at death keep getting closer to my current age,... Read more »

Survey Reveals that White People are the Angriest: Don't Count me In

An NBC News/Survey Monkey/Esquire online poll about outrage in the United States reveals that white people, particularly white Republicans, are the most angry people in America. According to the survey, whites are the angriest, with 54 percent saying they have grown more outraged over the past year. That’s more than Latinos (43 percent) and African-Americans (33... Read more »

Slaughter in Paris: Raising a child in a Disgusting World

What could I say that hasn’t already been said about the slaughter of innocent people in Paris on Friday night? Probably nothing that will shake the world or move any needle of public opinion. The stories of the dead and the stories of the maniacs who killed them haunt me. I’m simply hoping that by... Read more »

This is What I Wrote 14 years Ago on 9/11/01

ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2001, I TOOK THE ADVICE OF A TRIBUNE COLUMNIST AND COMMITTED MY THOUGHTS FROM 9/11/2001 TO PAPER.  LOOKING BACK, I THINK ABOUT CHANGE, HOW THINGS EVOLVE, AND VOLTAIRE AND CANDIDE.  HERE IT IS/WAS: Today is Thursday, September 13, 2001.  Two days ago, terrorists hijacked four airplanes.  Two were flown into the World... Read more »

It's Time to Shut Down the Chicago Air and Water Show

It is time for the Chicago Air and Water Show to be shut down. This year was the 57th edition of the show and it should be the last. More notable than the big crowds, the beautiful weather, the gorgeous skyline, and the skills of the show’s performers is the fact that this year’s show... Read more »