In other pursuits, Byrne has served as a freelance writer and consultant, a blogger for ChicagoNow, a regular contributor to various e- ...
May 4, 2015
Some people worry that civilization will end in a global-warming cauldron. Others in nuclear annihilation. Or too many people overwhelming the planet.
April 6, 2015
OK, now it's religion's turn.
March 2, 2015
Wait, I thought only the Republican Party was being torn asunder by a rift between the establishment middle and the fringe. That impression was nailed down, again, last week by the embarrassing fracture among House Republicans over funding for the Department of Homeland Security.
January 5, 2015
What if I told you that Islam once produced the world's most scientifically advanced and intellectually productive civilization?
October 6, 2014
Everyone would have been better off if we had just left Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein alone.
September 2, 2014
We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second.
August 5, 2014
President Barack Obama has no guiding principles, so his foreign policy is clueless
May 28, 2013
"I will not comment on a third-rate burglary attempt. Obviously we don't condone that kind of second-rate burglary."
April 9, 2013
With (the president) promising that every American will be covered by health insurance, it's fair to ask if you and I should be required to pay for fools who put themselves in the hospital by taking stupid chances.
March 12, 2013
Who would have thought that within President Barack Obama beats the heart of a civil rights antediluvian?
February 19, 2013
President Barack Obama had better watch himself. If he keeps talking like he did Friday at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, he might be mistaken for former Vice President Dan Quayle.
January 15, 2013
Who are these guys?