School should be more than just an education

Altgeld Hall, and Still Hall, at Northern Illinois University. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

School should be more than just an education As my son readies for college, I reminisce about what it was like 50 years ago when I left homew to...

Is there a politics to mass shootings?

Police car, this one from Chicago. Photo courtesy WIkipedia

Is there a politics to mass shootings? The mainstream news media covered the killings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas far differently than the  news media covered the...

Tlaib following in the footsteps of Paul Findley

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

Tlaib following in the footsteps of Paul Findley America has always been under the powerful political thumb of the Israeli lobby, which has most U.S. Congressmen, Senators and politicioans...

Findley, champion of justice and Palestinian rights, dies

Former Congressman Paul Findley, ousted by pro-Israel anti-Palestinian activists Dick Durbin in 1982. Findley died August 9, 2019.

Findley, champion of justice and Palestinian rights, dies A powerful champion of Palestinian rights, Paul Findley, was laid to rest on August 9, 2019 in his hometown of Jacksonville,...

Casinos need to get their act together

Casino slot machine screen onboard Carnival Cfruise Line 2018

Casinos need to get their act together Chicago is planning to build at least one new casino possibly more. Hopefully the city will do a better job than Indiana...

It was more than just “Walking on the Moon”

Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon, July 20, 1969 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Was it staged using sophisticated video technology or real?

It was more than just “Walking on the Moon” There have been many big moments in history that I remember with clarity as if they just happened. Yet the...