For The First Time EVER, I Refuse To Vote

For The First Time EVER, I Refuse To Vote
I’ve voted in elections where turnout has been extremely low and apathy should have kicked in. I’ve voted in elections where my candidate of choice had zero chance of winning and my vote was generally considered useless. I’ve voted in elections where turnout has been extremely high and long lines would have turned off other... Read more »

Brandon Marshall trade would be a big mistake for Bears

Brandon Marshall trade would be a big mistake for Bears
What is with the media-fueled speculation that the Bears should trade wide receiver Brandon Marshall? Let me go through the pros and cons of such a move and let’s observe which side wins out. The pros of a Brandon Marshall trade – The team eliminates a player who speaks out too much. Apparently, Marshall was... Read more »

Chuy Garcia run-off election could be mammoth upset against vulnerable Rahm Emanuel

Chuy Garcia run-off election could be mammoth upset against vulnerable Rahm Emanuel
Score one for red light camera haters. Last night, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to get the necessary 50% + 1 vote needed to avoid a run-off election. With 98% of city precincts counted, Emanuel stands at 45.5% while Chuy Garcia garnered a robust (given his limited funds) 33.9%, Willie Wilson notched a respectable 10.6%,... Read more »
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Epic movie plot twist: Sony, Marvel reach Spider-Man deal

Epic movie plot twist: Sony, Marvel reach Spider-Man deal
The biggest news in Chicago—and one of the biggest in America—this week was Little League stripping Jackie Robinson West of its U.S. championship title. But there was a lesser-known news story this week that will have a much bigger impact on your life than the JRW story (unless, of course, you are directly part of... Read more »

Stripping Jackie Robinson West of title was right thing to do

Stripping Jackie Robinson West of title was right thing to do
Update, 2/12/15: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to persuade Little League President Stephen Keener to reverse his decision. Part of Emanuel’s argument: “Every home run was real. Every great catch was real.” Emanuel also added that only the adults should be punished if only the adults committed violations. But as I explained in my original... Read more »

The impact of teachers: all that matters is whether they care

The impact of teachers: all that matters is whether they care
Do you know a teacher who has impacted you? Maybe more than one? Now, ask yourself this about such teacher(s): Did they care about you? Without knowing you or the teacher who significantly impacted you in a positive way, I can predict your answer. The answer, invariably, is always yes. Why is that? The answer... Read more »
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Rahm Emanuel red light problems continue

Rahm Emanuel red light problems continue
Rahm Emanuel red light problems have been uncovered again, including three times in January 2015 alone, according to ABC7Chicago. This after being caught by the same news station twice before. I guess you gotta give the mayor points for stubbornness. Emanuel’s tickets increased by five since November and he now has a total of 33... Read more »

Who would you most like to meet? For me, someday I'll meet my other kids

Who would you most like to meet? For me, someday I'll meet my other kids
When I meet people, I like to ask them “Who is the one person you’d most like to meet?” Since many people I know are Christians, most of them reply with “Jesus.” OK, yeah. Me too. The reason I ask this question is because it’s an easy way to dig a little deeper into who... Read more »

Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud In Chicago?

Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud In Chicago?
One of Chicago’s unfortunate-but-true reputations is that it is known for voter fraud. Even people outside Chicago know the joke that people in the city will “vote early and vote often.” How about some proof that the potential for voter fraud exists when it comes to absentee ballot? As Chicago’s Democratic free-for-all starts to heat... Read more »
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Which celebrities are liberal or conservative (or confused)?

Which celebrities are liberal or conservative (or confused)?
My daughter is reading a book called “Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused?” It’s a book that discusses political labels. Recently, I stumbled across this interesting web site called The Hollowverse. It brought to mind my daughter’s book title because this site tells you what religion a celebrity follows and what their political views are.... Read more »