Illinois’ dispirited bicentennial celebration ends

By John Ruberry As I've mentioned here a few times, 2018 is Illinois' bicentennial year, a fact that not only has escaped most Americans but even, I suspect, most people living in Illinois. Last Monday the official Illinois bicentennial party was held in Chicago at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. … Continue reading Illinois’ dispirited bicentennial celebration ends

Voices of CPAC 2018 Erik Svane of ¡No Pasarán!

I spoke to (and spent a fair amount of time with) Erik Svane of the blog ¡No Pasarán! at CPAC 2018 the part on Camera 2 is here You might ask why I don't just reshoot stuff like this or re-edit it there are three reasons, one usually there is limited time to speak to … Continue reading Voices of CPAC 2018 Erik Svane of ¡No Pasarán!

Fortuitous Anniversary

by baldilocks Not really that long ago, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania... Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any … Continue reading Fortuitous Anniversary

Illinois fumbles $127K on worst Super Bowl Ad

By John Ruberry It's Super Bowl Sunday and besides the game, another story is the plethora of Super Bowl commercials. Yes, kickoff is hours from now, and the advertisement I'm excoriating will air on only on Fox 32 Chicago, but I'm confident that by 9pm Central Time, Mini Abe's Spontaneous Somewhat Super Premiere, produced by … Continue reading Illinois fumbles $127K on worst Super Bowl Ad