Posts Tagged: Chicago


The Black Lives Matter Movement: The Preening of Petulant Millennials vs. Actually Accomplishing Anything

By 41 Comments 2,476 views

I remember once hearing a question posed by some would be philosopher: “If you could do something that cured all of the ills of the world, but only if someone you despised would get the credit, would you do it?” It’s an interesting question with a number of elements to it. Are you really a… Read more »

What America would look like with strict gun laws

What America would look like with strict gun laws

By 93 Comments 2,893 views

Following the Newtown massacre there has been an outcry from the left for more and tougher gun laws. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has proposed another assault weapons ban with more teeth than the previous ban. Exactly what are consequences of tough gun laws? Let us construct a hypothetical place with some strict gun laws: Let’s regulate… Read more »


Muslim homophobia and anti-Semitism: the values of Chicago [Reader Post]

By 3 Comments 1,430 views

Rahm Emanuel put on a display of pomposity and indignation a few days ago when he suggested that Chik-Fil-A, whose President opposes gay marriage on the basis of his religion, was not welcome in Chicago because Chik-Fil-A allegedly does not share “Chicago values.”


It’s for the children [Reader Post]

By 7 Comments 845 views

Whenever money is at stake, teachers’ unions invariably resort to the emotional canard of

“It’s for the children.”

But inevitably when the budget ax falls, it always falls on whatever the children like the most. Generally, teachers’ unions are so avaricious that they would rather see positions eliminated rather than accept a small sacrifice. Chris Christie proved that last fall. Democrats even cut funding for food stamps in order to stuff $24 million into teachers’ unions.

Obama’s Stalinist Tactics: Purge, Consolidate, Control [Reader Post]

By 10 Comments 580 views

There was a seemingly innocuous piece on Politico the other day. I saw it, and kept going, but my mind kept wandering back to it. It was titled, “Obama moves DNC operations to Chicago.” In a major shakeup at the Democratic National Committee — and a departure from tradition — large parts of the committee’s… Read more »

Obama Built His Entire Legislative Record in Illinois in a Single Year, And None of it Was His [Reader Post]

By 8 Comments 471 views

In 2000, a young 20-something reporter, Todd Spivak was assigned to cover local Chicago politics. Obama was just a rank-and-file state senator in Illinois. It was 2000 and I was a young, hungry reporter at the Hyde Park Herald and Lakefront Outlook community newspapers earning $19,000 a year covering politics and crime. I talked with… Read more »