Democracy, Freedom Or Trump?

Few people enjoy parades more than I do.  The sound of a marching band blaring out Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”, a company of men and women in uniform moving together in cadence, all that pomp and circumstance in celebration of our nation’s first steps toward freedom and democracy.  Who in their right mind could... Read more »

2020: The Ugliest Election Ever?

Most “experts” characterized the 2016 Presidential election as the ugliest in our nation’s history.  There was method to the madness, at least on the part of the Trump campaign.  The idea was to make the election SO ugly that it would disgust  enough people from voting to give Donald Trump at least a chance at... Read more »

Debates = Da Bunk!

Well, the big circus extravaganza, otherwise known as the Democratic Presidential Debate, is over, at least for the time being.  Winners have been declared with the resultant cause for celebration and losers have been designated with all the requisite excuse-making.  But here is the key question, do we now know who would make the best... Read more »

Biden's Remarks Were About Effectiveness

Doubtless it is true that my sympathies go out to Joe Biden in times of crisis because, like the former Vice President, I too am a liberal, white guy who talks too much and happens to be in his 70’s.  Of course, Mr. Biden’s choice of words in his remarks during a fund raiser left... Read more »

If This Be Treason, Make The Most Of It!

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of the definitions for treason is the betrayal of trust.  On that basis therefore, Donald Trump is guilty of treason, at least in the literal sense of the word.  To his many fans and followers this, of course, would be a lot of nonsense.  However, I believe that when... Read more »

Overturn Roe v. Wade?

For quite some time now I’ve had my doubts about the way Roe v. Wade was decided.  While I’ve always supported the ultimate outcome of the decision, I’ve questioned the legal reasoning behind it.  I think the vast majority of Americans are in agreement that women, and men too for that matter, have a “right... Read more »

Republicans Could Use Some Foresight!

When you get right down to it, things are going pretty well for Republicans governmentally.  They control both the White House and the Supreme Court and while they no longer control the House of Representatives their control of the Senate gives them veto power over the Democrats in the Congress as a whole.  Judging from... Read more »

NOW'S The Time For Impeachment!!

The issue the House of Representatives is grappling with is whether to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Trump or not.  Let me state here categorically that NOW is the time for the House to impeach.  Yes, I’m a self-confessed Democrat, and a liberal one at that.  So my position on the matter can hardly come... Read more »

Cancer And The Art Of Writing A Blog

I don’t claim to have the biggest following here at Chicago Now but the relatively few who have followed my blog regularly doubtless have noticed that my output has dwindled from fairly robust to a mere trickle to practically non-existent.  To a certain extent this is due to my on-going battle with esophageal cancer.  The... Read more »

Uncle Joe Meets The ME TOO Movement

It would appear that Joe Biden has run smack dab into the middle of the jaws of the Me Too Movement.  As a result,  a touch-feely guy finds himself running up against the unwritten rule that one may be permitted to look but not touch a member of the opposite sex without prior consent.  Fact... Read more »