Louisville basketball team deserves “the death penalty”

By John Ruberry Last week I wrote this in my own blog about a scandal-plagued state university in Kentucky: "Is Louisville a college with an athletic program? Or is it an athletic program that offers some college classes?" Late last month the shadowy and corrupt realm of NCAA men's college basketball, whose players are nominally … Continue reading Louisville basketball team deserves “the death penalty”

Chris Kennedy, Illinois’ snowflake candidate for governor

By John Ruberry The Democratic gubernatorial primary in Illinois is more than a year away but the field of candidates to challenge Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner is taking shape. On Thursday Christopher G. Kennedy, a son of Robert F. Kennedy, announced on YouTube that he'll be running for the Democratic nomination for governor of America's … Continue reading Chris Kennedy, Illinois’ snowflake candidate for governor

Obama’s anti-free speech ’08 campaign set the tone for Chicago attack on Trump

By John Ruberry "There's not a liberal America and a conservative America. There's the United States of America." Barack Obama, Democratic National Convention, 2004. Inspirational words, yes. But the spirit of the Democratic Party is now embodied by the leftist mob in Barack Obama's hometown who packed the house at the UIC Pavilion, preventing a possible presidential … Continue reading Obama’s anti-free speech ’08 campaign set the tone for Chicago attack on Trump

College football: Bowling for mediocrity

By John Ruberry One has to wonder if college football is headed to an every-participant-gets-a-ribbon level of competition. Not including the NCAA championship face-off, there will be a record 40 college bowl games this season, which means 63 percent of FBS programs will play in a bowl contest. And despite some of these teams fattening … Continue reading College football: Bowling for mediocrity

Not even Illinois’ flagship university is immune from scandal

By John Ruberry Once again my alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is back in the national spotlight--and not for a good reason. The state's flagship university and its corrupt political apparatus are a worthy match for each other. On Friday the head football coach of the Fighting Illini, the inept Tim Beckman, was … Continue reading Not even Illinois’ flagship university is immune from scandal

March Madness: The Big Dance of Radicals

By John Ruberry Later today a committee will reveal the 68 teams that will participate NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, which is commonly known as the Big Dance or March Madness. All of the games will be televised--and during halftime, public-service ads about the participating teams will air--they will be milquetoast pieces--focusing how each school contributes … Continue reading March Madness: The Big Dance of Radicals

Joe Paterno’s glass wall stronger than ever

By John Ruberry Last week the NCAA agreed to restore the 111 victories it forced the Penn State Nittany Lions football team to vacate as part of its penalty for covering up the child sex abuse crimes of the team's longtime defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky. Once again Penn State's College Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno, … Continue reading Joe Paterno’s glass wall stronger than ever

SLA terrorist to return to teaching at University of Illinois

By John Ruberry The University of Illinois has three campuses, Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, and Springfield. The first one was the professional home of Bill Ayers for nearly two decades. Ayers, a longtime friend of the Obama family, was a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most violent of the radical groups of the 1960s … Continue reading SLA terrorist to return to teaching at University of Illinois

Pat Quinn: Illinois’ phony reformer exposed as a fraud

By John Ruberry Governor Pat Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, has been mostly on the fringes of Illinois politics since the early 1970s. For most of that time he was a minor-league version of Ralph Nader, part consumer advocate, part self-appointed government reformer. Although Nader never held public office, Quinn was state treasurer for a term … Continue reading Pat Quinn: Illinois’ phony reformer exposed as a fraud

If you come for an American Hating Bomb planting terrorist…

...you come for all of us faculty at the University of Illinois: In a proposed resolution, highly-regarded professor Elliott Kaufman suggested that the Faculty Senate ask the board to reconsider its decision, one he said was a conflict-of-interest and "inappropriately influenced by personal and political comments." He urged board members to "adhere to the ethical … Continue reading If you come for an American Hating Bomb planting terrorist…

Some News from Illinois:

There is some news from Illinois via the American Papist on the Illinois firing scandal. Take a peek at the form letter they are sending out: I learned of this action on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus late last week and immediately asked Chancellor Robert Easter, who oversees the campus, to provide me … Continue reading Some News from Illinois: