[ • 16 May 2019 • One Comment]
All the current polls agree than the overwhelming majority of Democratic primary voters prefer a candidate who can defeat Donald Trump–even if they have disagreements with that candidate–to one with whom they fully agree but might be weaker in the general election. That may not be surprising, but it’s especially interesting in a diverse 20-plus field where one might expect identity politics to play a big role. Look at the field. It’s a playground for identitarians: a...

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[ • 16 May 2019 • 2 Comments]
Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, the disgraced former owner of the Chicago Sun-Times who last year wrote a flattering political biography of the president, his longtime friend. The Canadian-born Black, along with his business partner F. David Radler, was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for diverting proceeds from newspaper sales into his own pockets when the money should have gone to investors of Hollinger International Inc., his media empire that...

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[ • 10 May 2019 • No Comment]
Minister Farrakhan at St. Sabina’s Parish Minister Farrakhan – Response to Facebook from St. Sabina Video on Vimeo. Read the full story »

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[ • 10 May 2019 • No Comment ]
The president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center — herself a survivor of Nazi Germany — is blasting South Side pastor Michael Pfleger for allowing Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to speak at his church Thursday. “Totally shame on you,” Fritzie Fritzshall said in an interview. “I don’t understand Father Pfleger because I’ve always thought he was one for peace,” Fritzshall told the Chicago Sun-Times. “What he’s doing today and what he’s doing with Farrakhan...


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[ • 9 May 2019 • No Comment ]
In about 14 months there will be one winner and twenty-some losers, most with large disappointed followings. It’s then incumbent on all of us who want regime change to leave our disappointment behind and get behind the winner, whomever she or he might be, because there is not one of the twenty-some running who is not far superior to the incumbent and presumed GOP re-election candidate.    I’ve said it before and will continue to remind us all in the course of the next 14 months, no...


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[ • 9 May 2019 • No Comment ]
How Are You Going to be Affected by this Mess? The fiscal quagmires in Chicago and Illinois will cause significant problems for many people: If you are a resident or business owner in Chicago or Illinois, this could affect your taxes and your property value. Services will also keep declining, which means fewer police officers and larger classroom sizes. If you are a current or former employeeof the city of Chicago or the state of Illinois, this could affect your job, your salary, and your pension. If...


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[ • 2 May 2019 • No Comment ]
The first hearing on a request to appoint a special prosecutor in the #JussieSmollett case is about to begin. No sign of Smollett or Kim Foxx; their attorneys are fighting the summons to appear that they received — Megan Crepeau (@crepeau) May 2, 2019
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[ • 30 Apr 2019 • No Comment ]
Less than two months ago, conventional wisdom thought the US economy was in real trouble. The consensus expected real GDP would barely grow, if at all, in the first quarter of 2019. Many were in a tizzy about the “second derivative,” of growth, obsessing that near zero growth in Q1 would mean three straight quarters of deceleration in real GDP, which if extrapolated meant a recession could be lurking. Oops! The US economy accelerated in the first quarter, with real GDP up at a 3.2%...


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[ • 30 Apr 2019 • No Comment ]
Joe Biden finally entered the fray, still a strong frontrunner in the 20-person Democratic primary field and 6-8 points ahead of Donald Trump in recent hypothetical presidential matchups. Bernie Sanders is the strongest runner-up in the primary and holds a 2-3 point lead over Trump, within the error margin.   But–and the buts are many–Biden got a self-inflicted wound initiating a call to Anita Hill attempting a belated apology–which was a nonapology–for his behavior...


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