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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 »

Don't Worry Stan Mikita, Blackhawks Fans Remember

As I sat this morning with my Blackhawks cap on wishing the work day would end quickly so I could gather my wife and head somewhere to watch Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, I opened the Chicago Tribune to the sports article, “For Stan Mikita, all the Blackhawks Memories are Gone.” I wish... Read more »

Eight Reasons Why The White Sox are no Longer Worth Rooting For

After watching the Minnesota Twins sweep the White Sox this weekend and observing this miserable team’s lay down in Sunday’s 13 to 3 loss, I couldn’t help but create a list of eight reasons why the White Sox are no longer worth rooting for. A little background may be appropriate before I get to my... Read more »

My Decision for Chicago Mayor: I'm Voting for Rahm, no Chuy, Wait I want Rahm to Win, I want Chuy ...

Tomorrow, those registered voters in Chicago who actually care enough to drag ourselves to the polls will cast our votes for the next mayor. As of today, 24 hours before the polls open, I’m still undecided. I thought I knew who I was voting for in the election tomorrow on the day in February when... Read more »

The Jackie Robinson West Story is Sad For Everyone Involved

In Chicago it is unfortunate that we are used to stories of corruption and that’s when you sit and think about the JRW story, you realize that it is sad all the way around. Corrupt baseball league administrators do what they think will help underprivileged and historically left-behind kids win a baseball championship and the... Read more »