Do NOT settle for the middle class

Do NOT settle for the middle class
Tonight, President Barack Obama will give his state of the union address. He is expected to push tax hikes on the wealthy in order to give more tax credits to the middle class. (Oddly, Obama is also planning to increase taxes on Section 529 plans. Those plans are a benefit to middle-class families, though that... Read more »

Moody Church senior pastor Erwin Lutzer to retire

Moody Church senior pastor Erwin Lutzer to retire
This isn’t exactly breaking news since Dr. Erwin Lutzer made the announcement during The Moody Church’s Sunday, January 4, 2015 service, which is now nearly two weeks after (as of this writing). However, given that a Google search shows no other news item about it, I guess it’s still breaking news of sorts: after faithfully... Read more »

Predicting the plot from Marvel's second 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' trailer

Predicting the plot from Marvel's second 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' trailer
If you missed it, three days ago, Marvel officially released its second trailer for its upcoming epic Avengers: Age Of Ultron movie. It has plenty of new material and, interestingly, four times as much dialogue as the first trailer. Let’s see if we can reverse-engineer the plot from these two combined trailers. First, I’m going... Read more »
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Time for mainstream media to come clean about the bias of their 'political analysts'

Time for mainstream media to come clean about the bias of their 'political analysts'
As the media provide coverage of Illinois governor Bruce Rauner’s inauguration, it dawned on me how the media tries to hide the political affiliations of their so-called “political analysts.” The problem Currently, news stations have “political analysts” and “political reporters” who are very biased to the side which they agree with. That is, nearly all... Read more »

Meh grade for the Bears' hire of Ryan Pace as GM, after two days of reflection

Meh grade for the Bears' hire of Ryan Pace as GM, after two days of reflection
Back in 2012, when the Bears hired Phil Emery as their shiny new general manager, I graded the hire as a ‘C’ in my article for Bleacher Report. The Bears failed to make the playoffs in any of Emery’s three seasons, so you could argue the hire was an ‘F’ but that would be viewing... Read more »

5 Lessons Learned In Fantasy Football 2014

5 Lessons Learned In Fantasy Football 2014
As a former Bleacher Report featured columnist and KFFL writer, I’ve done fantasy football articles before. This will be my first fantasy football article here at Think Different. Now that the 2014 fantasy season is over, it’s time to take a look at what lessons we can glean while the wounds are still fresh. I... Read more »
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The 2 real culprits in America's police racism problem

The 2 real culprits in America's police racism problem
Most people think they know a race problem when they see it. In the case of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Gardner, nearly everyone claims racial bias was involved. Plenty of people have protested on streets with signs stating “Black lives matter.” President Obama conceded police racial bias does exist, and New York City... Read more »

3D HFR (High Frame Rate) Review Of 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies'

3D HFR (High Frame Rate) Review Of 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies'
This will actually be two reviews: one for the movie itself, and the other for watching the 3D HFR version of the film. [Note: some spoilers contained below in the movie review so read that section at your own risk. No spoilers contained in the 3D HFR review section.] The movie itself (on a five-star... Read more »

3 Ways The Sony Hacker Threat Affects You...Even If You Didn't Plan To Watch 'The Interview'

3 Ways The Sony Hacker Threat Affects You...Even If You Didn't Plan To Watch 'The Interview'
I did not plan to watch The Interview. Even if you paid me. But the Sony hacker story affects all of us, even if we never see the yanked movie. The Sony hacker story has enough twists and turns to make for a good movie itself. You could call it The Blackmail. The latest scoop... Read more »
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