Rights Are Never Absolute!

The nexus of the argument against any form of gun control is that any such law or series of laws would interfere with our right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment. And this would be a valid argument IF any of the proposals on the table wanted to ban guns, period. But... Read more »

Alas, Wishing Won't Make It So!

The awful truth about current events is that it doesn’t take long for current events to become ancient history. The Watergate Scandal is a case in point. While for many people Watergate might just as well have taken place a thousand years ago, the Watergate break-in actually took place on the evening of June 17,... Read more »

Well, There's Patronage And Then There's "Patronage"!

One of the perennial villains of Illinois Republican politics is, of course, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. The primary reason for their hatred is that Speaker Madigan is very good at what he does, and what he does is generally beat the snot out of Republicans. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention... Read more »
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A Modest Proposal

We are all concerned about the issue of school safety after the horrific events in Parkland, Florida. And, as is so typical of him, our loving, caring President weighed in with a BRILLIANT idea for protecting our children from mad murderers, namely arming twenty percent of America’s teachers. However, as is so often the case... Read more »

Where Do We Go From Exasperation?

Once again we Americans are confronted with the tragedy of wanton slaughter at the hands of a crazed gunman. It’s happened over and over and over again. And we’ve also been treated to the spectacle of a wave of Republican office holders, bought and paid for by the National Rifle Association, offering us prayers and... Read more »

A Middle Class Recommendation

I’m not one to issue proclamations from on high, especially when it comes to politics. Besides all that, I just don’t think anyone has the right to TELL someone else how to vote. More to the point, I don’t think anyone really gives a hoot in hell what I have to say when it comes... Read more »

President Obama's Russia Dilemma

Our most estimable President, using his 20/20 hindsight, has determined that the REAL cause of the Russian interference in the 2016 election was his immediate predecessor, Barack Obama. Even Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has asserted that President Obama could have done more to put a stop to the Russian... Read more »

The Moscow Noose Gets Tighter!!

The indictment of thirteen Russian nationals for surreptitiously interfering in the 2016 election indicates that the Moscow noose is getting tighter and tighter around the neck of the Donald Trump Presidency. More importantly, that indictment makes it more and more difficult for Fox News and other faithful Trump mouthpieces to label the Mueller investigation as... Read more »

Guns As A Public Health Issue

As per the “Small Arms Survey 2017”, there have been 1,516,863 gun-related deaths on United States territory since 1968. That’s an average of over 30,000 deaths per year. To put this number into perspective, the number of gun-related deaths since 1968 is more than the total number of U.S. deaths in all wars in which... Read more »

The Big Wave Theory: Or, Sheldon Cooper's Lament!

Those readers who follow the Big Bang Theory know that Sheldon Cooper hates chaos and loves order. That’s why he’s a scientist. Had Sheldon been a little less anal and a little more relaxed, he might have been flexible enough to become a political scientist instead of a physicist. But even a relaxed Sheldon Cooper... Read more »