Night one of The Daily Show Chicago produced an atmosphere so energetic that a segment actually had to be re-taped.
When the video montage of President Donald Trump bad-mouthing Chicago, attempting to depict our fair city as a lawless hellscape was shown, the crowd booed so boisterously that it drowned out everything else picked up by the recording equipment.
Once the whole episode had been recorded, this brief segment had to be recorded again in order to be usable for air.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
is coming to Chicago next week! Yes, TDS will originate from the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., from Monday, Oct. 16 through Thursday, Oct. 19, taping at 5 pm central everyday.
Unfortunately, no tickets remain however...
The current American political atmosphere is reminiscent of the industrial landscape during WWII.
No matter who you are, or what you do, you put that aside and now devote your energy and efforts to a greater cause. In the 1940s, entire industries shifted from producing whatever products they typically make, and towards developing what was needed for the war effort.
Today, the shift is occurring in the marketplace of ideas. If you have an opinion and a platform, in 2017 you use it to make your voice heard on the state of the country and its leadership. Today, just like back then, the fight is against the threat of fascism and the ideology of white supremacy.
The idea that television ratings for the NFL are down due to political reasons is about as inaccurate and stupid as the belief that ESPN is losing viewers and bleeding money
over a "liberal agenda."
How dumb are these two ideas? They're in the same ballpark as the origin and significance of #MeanGirlsDay.
Hey, I love that Tina Fey-Lindsay Lohan comedy from the early 2000s as much as the next person, but the fact that #MeanGirlsDay was the number one trending term on Twitter nationally for much of this past Tuesday, simply because of one line of dialogue that's extremely banal, unfunny and irrelevant to the plot, is exceedingly moronic...
The Jones Act is the hot trending topic of the day, and Larry Summers gave a very strong condemnation of it yesterday at the 2017 National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Fall Conference.
The event drew record attendance this year, and much of it is attributed to yesterday's opening session, a debate between former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers (or Larry Summers if you will)
The leader of the "Republican Revolution of 1994" ideologically sparred against the former Chief Economist and Vice President of the World Bank at the Sheraton Grand Chicago this morning on economic issues, primarily healthcare, which constitutes 18% of the economy.
It won't have the same sizzle as Chelsea Handler versus Tomi Lahren, but it will certainly have substantially more steak. Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers will be here in Chicago next week to debate the Trump Administration's impact on economic growth.
The session, which focuses mostly on how Trumponomics is impacting our nation’s aging population, opens the 2017 National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Fall Conference
Despite what F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed, there are indeed second acts in American lives. People reinvent their public personas in grand and innovative styles all the time. Colin Kaepernick could be formulating his second act right now as he could be forced into it much earlier than anticipated.
It doesn’t look like he’s going to be getting a NFL job this year despite the fact that he’s
a.) still in his physical prime at age 29 and
b.) coming off a very solid season in which he was a respectable 17th in the NFL in passer rating and accomplished an elite 16-4 TD to INT ratio.
The bad news for Kaepernick is that his prospects in football don’t look promising for this fall...
Substantial and serious division has always been a part of the American experience. It goes as far back as declaring independence on Great Britain and fighting a revolution for the ideals stated in that document. While it ebbs and flows between strong unity (WWII, 9/11 are great examples) and contentious divisiveness (1960s, the Civil War), we're usually all on the same page when it comes to some basic human rights and civil liberties.
Sadly, 2017 is not one of those times. The cold-blooded murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA was the most publicized in a string of neo-fascist terrorist attacks in the United States. Even after this deplorable tragedy, a poll showed that about 9% of the voting public (roughly 22 million Americans) still believed that Neo-Nazism and white supremacy are acceptable.