Category: Obama

Feds okay Obama Center the day after Biden is inaugurated

Gee, what a coincidence The Obama Center, the menhir that will contaminate Jackson Park, has been waiting years to get the necessary green light to begin construction. The four-year wait was due to required administrative and federal agency reviews because the historic park, designed by famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, is listed on the National... Read more »

Who deserves the Nobel Peace Prize more, Trump or Obama?

Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize totally on the come. He had done nothing to deserve it. Nor through his entire eight years as president did he. Nor did anything he did anything afterwards. Other than stand aside while Syrian monster Bashar al-Assad used weapons of mass destruction (deadly chemicals) on his own people.... Read more »

Obama for vice president?

No, not Michelle, as many people are hoping. Instead, her husband, the former president, Barack. Well, you can’t say that we haven’t entered a different universe, where the unexpected, unprecedented and wacky are on today’s menu. That Barack Obama should run as Joe Biden’s running mate appeared in a Washington Post column, “Joe Biden’s best... Read more »
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Obama comes down from the hill to endorse Biden after the battle is over

Obama finally shows up with an endorsement when it no longer matters. How cynical is that? A profile in courage. Bold. Audacious. Nervy. Leadership definitions: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go... Read more »

What I said in 2014 about the U.S. going turtle

Back when I was writing an op-ed column for the Chicago Tribune, I worried about the  U.S. going turtle in its foreign policy. That danger from the growing isolationist sentiment–later adopted by future president Donald Trump and then-president Barack Obama–has manifested in a world that is more dangerous. Here is the column from then: U.S. power... Read more »

Best reporting on the Obama Center mess

It comes from Emma Dyer, the news editor at the Chicago Maroon, the independent newspaper at the University of Chicago.  She has been reporting on the Obama Presidential Center for more than two years and in the below video she discusses the deeply troubling problems of plunking a private project into the national historic landmark–Jackson Park.... Read more »
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Wall St. Journal columnist: Obama center not a done deal

James Freeman, the Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Web” column, suggests that it’s time for the well-connected supporters of the Obama Center’s construction in Jackson Park to take the opposition seriously. In “Obama Still Can’t Build That: Bureaucrats, community organizers strike back against former President’s plan to develop historic park,” Freeman noted: If one didn’t care about... Read more »

Will Michelle Obama also want her own 'Temple of Love' in Jackson Park?

That is if she is elected president as far-left filmmaker Michael Moore assures us she will be if she decides to run. Moore urged Democrats to genuflect and plead for her to be the nominee because she would “crush” President Trump. Maybe, maybe not. I’m sure that Trump’s most ardent supporters are salivating at the thought... Read more »

A perfect spot for Chicago's new casino: Jackson Park

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has picked five sites on Chicago’s West and South sides as possible locations for the new city casino recently authorized by the state. But she hasn’t mentioned the best site: Jackson Park. This, of course, will horrify Chicagoans who see Jackson Park and the rest of the city’s lakefront as sacred, meant,... Read more »
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The Obama Center's rape of Chicago's lakefront

As a life-long Chicagoan, I never imagined that I’d see anyone get away with building skyscraper in one of the city’s precious lakefront parks. Worse, I never thought that the news of the scarring of a lakefront park would be greeted with such a chorus of cheers by so many people who should delight in and brag... Read more »
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