SPRINGFIELD — It is a regional culinary treasure.
Today, the nostrum goes, it is not enough for Americans to be not racist. They must be “anti-racist.” This woke terminology has infused our lexicon. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., recently declared from the well of the Senate: “Being race-conscious is not enough. It never was. We must be an…
As we watch the news each night, the advertising switches between how good the president is and how bad. The president has finally understood that Joe Biden is a formidable foe and is trying to find any dirt he can on the man. The Democrats don’t have to work so hard. Each day that the pande…
Amid the aftershocks of the George Floyd story and the president’s disrespectful rants about reporters, the free press and fake news, I retrieved and dusted off my copy of the last Chicago Daily News newspaper printed on March 4, 1974.
With all the hot rhetoric about race and police, we would hope that we would be having a sober, serious national discussion on the issue that would shine light, understanding and answers.
Most of what we fear in life never becomes true. As children we were afraid of the shadows in our bedroom and that the Boogeyman would come and take us away. As adults, most of our fears switch to lack of security. Fear that our home would be broken into, our family will be harmed, or fear o…
The most recent jobs report found that nine of the 10 states with unemployment rates above 14 percent are in liberal blue states.
Ken: As far as I am concerned, of all the many negative effects of the COVID-19 epidemic and consequent shutdown is the suspension of sports on TV. I’m retired, so I have no work obligations, therefore I have lots of TV time. For a number of years, I have taken my sports viewing digitally, w…
With the recent death of George Floyd, there has been grief and rage throughout not only the U.S., but the world. Along with the videos of police abuse has come the recognition of a legal ruling by our Supreme Court in 1967 that became known as the Qualified Immunity Doctrine.
The coronavirus shutdown has flattened multiple industries across America — everything from airlines and manufacturers to hospitals, retailers, oil and gas producers, and restaurants.
Just when we could really use a break, it’s looking like another fatality from the China bug might be the 2020 Major League Baseball season. It would have been an enjoyable respite from all that is wrong in 2020; just to relax with your preferred beverage watching a ballgame. Reruns have all…
Henry Olsen, a scholar from the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., has a well-deserved reputation for on-target analysis on politics and elections.
After having been teased with excerpts from the upcoming tell-all by former National Security Advisor John Bolton, inquiring minds are ready to rush out and buy his memoir next week.
Our nation is immersed in turmoil. Whether it’s racial issues, political fighting or a pandemic destroying our health and economy, we’ve never suffered through the multitude of issues at one time as we are now. The news is depressing and, at times, frightening. Racial unrest and pandemic dom…
It’s the oddest thing. The more America’s Big Tech companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter have contributed to keeping America’s economy afloat during the coronavirus lockdown, the louder the voices get to break them up or to tie them up into regulatory knots.
Our family got together last Saturday. The wife and I had been out of Illinois for a while, so we had some catching up to do in the hugging department. All our children, their spouses, grandchildren and my elderly mama enjoyed each other’s company. We ate and swam — well except mom — she doe…
With the death of George Floyd — a heinous atrocity virtually every American decries — unity should have prevailed. Americans hate police brutality; Americans care about black lives; Americans despise looting and rioting; Americans want to protect citizens but preserve the ability of the pol…
As more of our political elite joins the mobs in the streets to conflate the death of George Floyd with a general indictment of America as a racist and evil nation, black Americans, more than anyone, will suffer.
Here we are mid-June. What a first half year it has been. To paraphrase the chorus from a Bon Jovi hit, “We are halfway through the year and we are literally living on a prayer.”
Ken: The video is hard to watch; a handcuffed black man, George Floyd, is brutally mistreated by a Minneapolis cop while several more cops seem to passively look on. The abuse led to Floyd’s death. The crime he was being arrested for sounds nonviolent and trivial, but results ultimately in w…
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