[ • 7 Dec 2017 • No Comment]
Hollywood, networks and other businesses acted swiftly to fire sexual abusers. Congress? Uh uh. Numerous Republicans (except Donald Trump) called for Roy Moore to drop out of the Alabama senate race after 9 women accused him of sexual abuse while teen-agers, one only 14 at the time. Democrats joined the chorus. Moore’s winning poll numbers dropped down to a tie with Democrat Doug Jones–some showing a good lead for Jones. Moore denied all improprieties, inconsistently recalling the names...

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[ • 6 Dec 2017 • 4 Comments]
“Marginalization” is a word coined by political pundits. It means on the edge, the periphery – a political faction or movement which is inconsequential, irrelevant and/or ridiculously impotent. Like Republicans in Illinois, who are on the edge of the state’s overwhelmingly Democratic majority, which grows with every passing election.. Without Governor Bruce Rauner and his millions, there would be no Illinois Republican party. He, and he alone, has made the party less marginalized that...

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[ • 30 Nov 2017 • No Comment]
The man I knew for forty years as “Uncle Henry” is gone. There will not be his like in the Congress again soon. Perhaps never. Some thoughts: I hope that Congressman Rahm Emanuel has retained some portion of the innate grace from his ballet dancing past not to attend Henry’s wake or funeral. But if he goes it will be typical. Typical because as everyone in Washington knows including the media that will not publish it, Emanuel, once President Bill Clinton’s assassin (felicitously called his...

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[ • 30 Nov 2017 • No Comment ]
Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of the greatest champion the pro-life cause has ever known, Representative Henry J. Hyde of Illinois. It is hard to believe that this physical and moral giant of a man is gone, much less that it has been a decade since he passed away. The soundtrack of his voice on the House floor plays easily in the mind — there have been few orators in his league, and even fewer who had his wit and genius of expression. But there is this comfort, always this comfort,...


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[ • 30 Nov 2017 • No Comment ]
Jeanne Ives has collected over 13,000 signatures on her petitions for governor. Those were collected in about 3 1/2 weeks. Ives for Illinois Governor here
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[ • 29 Nov 2017 • No Comment ]
Let’s face it–thousands of progressives were ready to impeach Donald Trump even before he was sworn in. Truth to tell, deep down I sympathized with them–silly as the idea was.    All through his first year in office you heard the word “impeach” more and more.  It reached a kind of crescendo in recent weeks with a heavy TV blitz by a progressive philanthropist and the introduction of articles of impeachment by six congressmen.     It is a lot less silly, but...


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[ • 29 Nov 2017 • No Comment ]
The (multiple shark jumping) Chicago Reader and Ben Joravsky,  have started a big story at Chicago’s Amazon Bid, claiming that Say Amazon hires someone at $100,000 to program computers at HQ2. Normally that employee would pay $4,950 to the state for things like road repaving, policing, education, and so forth. With the current tax rate of 4.95 percent, the hipster essentially pays up to $4,950 to his boss at Amazon. It was picked up nationally and internationally, where The Independent (UK)...


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[ • 27 Nov 2017 • No Comment ]
Read more at Lepanto Institute It’s that time of the year again, and the second collection at Masses across the country will be going to fill the coffers of Saul Alinsky’s mechanism for the socialization of the Catholic Church. Just a couple of weeks ago, the USCCB’s most recent list of organizations funded by the CCHD was published, and on the list are some of the worst offenders I have exposed over the years.  Without including any new information (which we will do as we are able to conduct...


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[ • 21 Nov 2017 • 2 Comments ]
Let’s leave for a moment the world of sex abusers and victims, tax-reform abusers and their victims, and the Liars Poker game at the White House to dispel a myth perpetrated by all the media and believed by numerous righteous citizens.    I speak of the of the myth of the great unifying single leader of the Democratic Party. Whether posed as a question by columnists and commentators of all persuasions or offered up as a general statement, there is the presumption that somehow there should...


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