| Mar 13, 2015
| 4:03 PM
It didn't take long for America to assert its lesser self after two police officers were shot in what officials quickly called an ambush in Ferguson, Mo. Social media, so often a barometer of all that is wrong with the collective soul of America, erupted....
| Mar 24, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Years ago Rush Limbaugh called me a liberal sportswriter, suggesting I was the harbinger of death to football in America.
Happily, though, loyal readers know that I'm not even remotely liberal.
Just ask my editors, or the legions of Obama's peeved off...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 5:37 PM
More than 63 percent of candidates running for suburban offices in the April election will face no opposition, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr.
Put another way, just 258 of the 600 election contests in suburban Cook County, nearly 37 percent,...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 12:04 PM
At the end of each episode of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart offers a “Moment of Zen.” Sometime in the past, I had my own such moment: Conservatives need someone like him.
Stewart has been host of “The Daily Show”...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and others have blamed the current measles outbreak on children illegally crossing the southern border of the U.S.
"Children sick, healthy, you name it — poor, ill-educated, just tens of thousands of...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:24 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
How is it that Jacque Vaughn gets fired, James Borrego takes over as interim coach and the Magic suddenly and miraculously go from one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA to one of the best (at least...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:00 PM
OK. You get the choice today.
Who has less credibility – Gov. Rick Scott, or Brian Williams?
Our beloved governor, who has somehow won two terms but never got a majority of the vote, thinks he is all powerful.
He is firing people...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:57 AM
If you have not seen all 13 episodes of Season 3 of “House of Cards,” stop reading now. This piece is full of spoilers. Really, go away and come back after you’ve seen the full season at Netflix.
One pot of home-brewed Starbucks...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:47 PM
Frankly, I don't think anyone in America should question a black person about his or her love of country. So it angered me to hear Rudy Giuliani do just that in asserting that President Barack Obama does not love America. It angered me to hear him...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Kudos to Tribune reporters Michael Muskal and Samantha Masunaga for Tuesday's report that exposes the lies and hate speech of Rush Limbaugh concerning measles.
By detailing the high measles vaccination rates of four Latin American countries and...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:56 PM
Tinley Park's elected officials need to get vision and hearing tests. They don't see the unoccupied businesses and homes that are unkempt, and they don't hear us taxpayers getting fed up with them. Give us a 60 percent decrease in our property tax....