Robert E. Lee is Prager "University's" racist friend

Robert E. Lee is Prager "University's" racist friend
 favorite hobby of some conservative “Sabbath gasbags” is to defend racist historical figures. Especially when it gives them a chance to rail against the “socialist mobs” of their imaginations. Most of the time they use dog-whistle language in an attempt to set up (im)plausible deniability later. But sometimes, they just say it out loud. It’s... Read more »

Time Magazine's "Person Of The Year" Mistake

Time Magazine's "Person Of The Year" Mistake
Time Magazine has named Joe Biden and Kamala Harris their “Person of the Year” for 2020. Grammar issues aside, this is clearly a wrong choice. Early yesterday, Time revealed their “short list” of finalists for “ the person who affected the news or our lives the most, for better or worse”. Joe Biden Donald Trump Frontline heath care workers... Read more »

I'm afraid to ask conservative friends a simple question (or two)

I'm afraid to ask conservative friends a simple question (or two)
First of all, yes. I have conservative friends, despite my left-leaning beliefs. And it’s not like “some of my best friends are conservatives” friends. I’m talking about real friends. We talk about certain things, and agree on some of them. Or we agree on some parts of some of them. But certain other things are... Read more »
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Get Educated About The Illinois Constitutional Amendment

Get Educated About The Illinois Constitutional Amendment
Many of my friends are sending email and posting on social media about “being educated” concerning the proposed Illinois Constitutional Amendment to allow progressive income tax rates. They’re just cutting-and-pasting the same text. It’s very likely you’ve seen it. This “education” came from a misleading post full of scare tactics and lies. The amendment would... Read more »

Something was missing from Buffalo Grove's first pride parade

Something was missing from Buffalo Grove's first pride parade
I spent Sunday walking with my synagogue, Temple Chai, in the 1st Buffalo Grove Pride Parade and helping at the Uniquely Us Celebration. It was organized by local middle-schooler Molly Pinta, who was inspired to action after attending a pride parade in Aurora last year. We were proud to carry signs and a banner provided by a... Read more »

The gun law enforcement emergency

The gun law enforcement emergency
Another week, another mass shooting. This time in our backyard. A convicted felon who shouldn’t have been allowed to possess a weapon brought a gun to his Aurora, IL  workplace and killed 5 people in the minutes after he was fired. It looks like only part of the problem here is with gun regulations – somehow... Read more »
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Resolve to listen to these Jewish podcasts

Resolve to listen to these Jewish podcasts
There are almost 100 titles in my podcast player. Before the holidays more than 150 episodes were taunting me with their unlistened-to-ness. After a bit of a podcast binge during the past 10 days, I’m down to under 80 unplayed episodes. To mark this “achievement”, I’m finally writing this long-planned post to share the best... Read more »

Good Chanukah Music

Good Chanukah Music
I was momentarily excited when  I heard Sirius-XM radio had once again added Chanukah Radio to their lineup. Then I tuned in. To say it wasn’t very good would be an understatement. A common complaint among our people is that there is so little good Chanukah music, so it’s understandable XM might struggle to program... Read more »

Looking for Trump's missing contractions

Looking for Trump's missing contractions
On Tuesday afternoon, in an attempt at damage control, Trump spoke to the press before a meeting with GOP members of Congress. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past day or so, here’s one of the many jaw dropping moments from Donnie’s Monday press conference with his Russian handler, President Vladimir... Read more »
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Translating "Papa John" Schnatter's Apology

Translating "Papa John" Schnatter's Apology
This morning it was reported that Papa John’s Pizza founder, John Schnatter, had “allegedly” used the N-word in a sensitivity training conference call back in May. Colonel Sanders called blacks ‘n—–s,’ ” Schnatter allegedly said. He then complained that Sanders was never publicly condemned for his remarks, Forbes reported. Schnatter also discussed growing up in... Read more »