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The massive lie about Illinois' pension indebtedness

It’s $327 billion–more than twice what’s habitually reported Illinois Policy reports: Illinois’ pension debt reached an all-time high of $317 billion as of June 30, 2020, according to credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service – more than double the state’s official estimate….Illinois’ pension crisis has been rated the worst in the nation, measured by pension... Read more »

Unanimous Supreme Court slaps down woke enforcers.

Rules Philadelphia may not punish a Catholic adoption agency for following its religious beliefs. A First Amendment victory. A Catholic social service agency can’t be denied a city contract to find foster parents for needy children because the agency refused to certify same-sex couples as foster parents, Supreme Court ruled today. That flowed from the... Read more »

An eloquent defense of school choice in Chicago.

The systemic racism of Chicago’s public school system, as explained by John Kass. Charter public school students, parents and advocates rally in 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago in support of choice. Hear them.  (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune) If you want to talk about “systemic racism”, you need look no further than the... Read more »

You've been unmasked in Illinois, but not the children. What the hell?

Illinois, at last, is emerging from unwarranted COVID-19 restraints, but kids still may be stuck wearing masks. Take that stupid mask off our children. Under Gov. J.B. Pritzker, masks will not be required for vaccinated people, except when federal, state or local law requires one, like on public transportation. Swell. It’s only months late. But... Read more »

University of Illinois goes full woke

Professors’ future to be evaluated on DEI — Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Campus Reform reports: The Office of the Provost recently announced that the “promotion and tenure process for tenure-stream faculty members” will serve to “reflect the evolving strategic priorities and current practices” of the university. Three “Task Forces” — including the “Task Force on... Read more »

What critical race theory defenders ignore.

Their racist attacks on white people. A couple of newspaper columns today (here and here) repeat the liberal/progressive/Democratic blarney that critical race theory is merely an innocent and compassionate plea for racial understanding. Critical race theory enthusiasts, however conveniently, ignore the part about how whites, by the fact that they are white, are haters–consciously or... Read more »

Wait, Hydroxychloroquine may have saved some lives?

The death of journalism VI A new study hasn’t been peer reviewed yet, but it opens the door to a serious discussion that a form of the oft-ridiculed Hydroxychloroquine may have increased the survival rate of intubated COVID-19 patients by more than 100 percent. A synopsis of the study, “Observational Study on 255 Mechanically Ventilated... Read more »

My return trip to Illinois

Nothing much has changed: Same old corruption and incompetence. Add a heavy dose of fear. Close to two years ago, Barb and I moved to Florida and away from the state of disaster called Illinois. Recently, we returned for a visit. It was great to be back with and welcomed by family and friends, reliving... Read more »

Florida's schools are better too.

Number 3 in the nation in K-12 student achievement. How Florida did it: Florida is overcoming ‘systemic privilege’ by putting students before the ‘system’

I told ya. Florida is better

This is about New York City, but the same lunacy infected Chicago: Our 4-month pandemic move to Florida from New York showed us a better way