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  • Even Trump's opponents need him to succeed in North Korea

    06/17/2018 9:37:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2018 | Dahleen Glanton
    Walking along Michigan Avenue the other day, my 8-year-old nephew who is visiting from Georgia noticed the shiny glass building towering over the Chicago River. “Look, it says Trump!” he shouted. “What do you know about Trump?” I asked. “Do you like him?” “Yeah,” he answered without hesitation. “He’s our president. He keeps us safe.” Granted, my nephew comes from a small town in a red state that gave Donald Trump 50 percent of the vote against Hillary Clinton’s 45 percent. It is quite possible that he has managed to escape much of the Trump disdain that is displayed so...
  • Trump's global disruption pushes Merkel closer to Putin's orbit

    05/26/2018 5:49:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2018 | Patrick Donahue and Ilya Arkhipov
    As Donald Trump shakes up the global order, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is being pushed closer toward a more predictable partner in Moscow. Now they're in the same corner trying to shield businesses from U.S. sanctions, defend the Iran nuclear accord ditched by Trump and rebuffing American objections to a new gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany. Rapprochement with Russia is now a core policy objective in Berlin. Even as the German leader seeks out Russia, Trump's spurning of global conventions on climate, trade and the Middle East is spooking her. "Putin likes the irritation that Trump has created with...
  • The Good News for Christians From An Otherwise Bleak Pew Study

    04/29/2018 9:04:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    I’ve been tracking the decline of Christianity in America ever since serving as a youth pastor in the early 2000’s. Even back then I couldn’t help but notice the astonishing rate at which young Christians were leaving the Church. The polls have been consistent about this, and the latest Pew Research Center study (surveying more than 4,700 U.S. adults) is no exception. If you’re a Christian, the poll offers a distressing assessment:Our Numbers Are Shrinking – Only 56% of Americans say they believe in God “as described in the Bible.” The number of people who claim a belief in God – or...
  • Editorial: Chicago's pension precipice: It's worse than you thought.

    04/04/2018 2:34:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 62 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/3/2018 | Editorial Board
    Chicago taxpayers, prepare for another kick in the teeth. In fact, it might be a good time to grow fond of the toothless grin. Another recent court decision will put taxpayers on the hook for additional city pension debts. Yes, even more than before. A circuit court judge in March struck down a 2014 state law that eased pressure on the pension fund of Chicago Park District retirees. The law had increased Park District employees’ own contributions to the fund, increased their retirement-eligible age, reduced their annual cost-of-living increases and reduced duty disability benefits. But those changes will be rolled...
  • Top LA Times, Chicago Tribune Exec Pays Himself $15 Million in Christmas Eve Surprise

    12/25/2017 5:22:47 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 31 replies
    MSN ^ | 25 December 2017 | Sharon Waxman
    he chairman of the company that owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News has awarded himself $15 million in consulting contracts for the publishing conglomerate, according to an SEC filing.
  • Report: Black men, boys shot most by Chicago police

    08/27/2016 12:10:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 124 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 1:45 PM EDT
    After threatening to sue, the Chicago Tribune has obtained data from the city’s police department that tracks every time an officer has opened fire in the city over the past six years. The vast majority of those hit were black men or boys. There were 435 police shootings from 2010 through 2015, in which officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. In all, officers fired 2,623 bullets. The newspaper’s findings show about four out of every five people shot were African-American males. It found that about half of the officers involved were African-American or Hispanic and most of them...
  • Chicago Tribune: NRA Exaggerating Hillary Clinton's Threat To Gun Rights

    05/29/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 26, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial in which it claimed the NRA is exaggerating Hillary Clinton’s threat to gun rights. Focusing on the Supreme Court, the Tribune claimed there is no guarantee that Republicans would confirm Clinton’s appointees to the highest court, and even if they did, there is no guarantee those justices would revisit landmark decisions like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) or McDonald v. Chicago (2010).
  • What I discovered as a pro-gun-control member of the NRA (beyond barf alert)

    05/29/2016 5:05:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 may 2016 | Charles M. Madigan
    If the Republicans had nominated a skunk in the contest against Hillary Clinton, the National Rifle Association would have heartily embraced the odoriferous Mr. Stinky. A week ago, the NRA, which has millions of members and is eager to target congressional races in which guns are an issue, endorsed Donald Trump for president. He spoke, of course. Hand in the air for emphasis, he told the NRA that Clinton would try to "abolish" the Second Amendment. How does one "abolish" anything in the Constitution? It takes many steps. It's not going to happen. But that doesn't matter. It was what...
  • Commentary: Congress can solve Illinois' pension crisis

    05/03/2016 3:51:19 AM PDT · by Fhios · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/3/2016 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    "... One new idea that has not yet been proposed is for Congress to empower states to have the ability to reform their insolvent pension plans. Such legislation would pre-empt state laws that prohibit states from making necessary reforms. It would allow pension reform laws passed by state assemblies to take effect. ..."
  • Cruz isn't likable -- and that's an asset

    04/09/2016 12:38:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    To his credit, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas admits he is not a warm and fuzzy guy. In the town hall before Wisconsin's primary, he acknowledged, “What I will say is I'm a pretty driven guy. That has pros and cons. I have always been a very driven guy.” In a GOP debate in October, he offered, “If you want someone to grab a beer with, I may not be that guy. But if you want someone to drive you home, I will get the job done and I will get you home.” Now it is true that the most...
  • Chicago Tribune: Hillary can't win. She's the establishment candidate in year of insurgency.

    03/13/2016 4:14:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/13/2016 | John Kass
    Hillary Clinton will not be elected president of the United States. Why? Because she can't win, that's why. And the sooner you figure this out, the calmer you will be. She wants desperately to win. She's endured painful decades of Bill, years of Barack, eating all the insults like so many sins and swallowing them down as the price of her ambition. It's all there in the dull weight of her eyes. But I just don't see Hillary winning this election, because she's the lone candidate of the establishment in a year of insurgency. Common wisdom and her fierce Clinton...
  • Marco Rubio for the GOP, but no endorsement for either Democrat

    03/09/2016 12:25:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 9, 2016 | Editorial Board
    This year the Ides of March brings presidential voting to Illinois - a state whose primary often falls so late that it's irrelevant to the nomination process. In 2016, though, Illinois can have impact. Our custom is to offer primary election endorsements to candidates of both major parties. But the 2016 race confronts Illinois voters with uncommon dangers, because so many candidates are playing with fire. The Tribune cannot endorse Trump. While he still holds a lead in delegates, the party is deeply divided. The Tribune today endorses Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination. This being a free country,...
  • Chicago Black Lives Matter activist declines White House invitation

    02/19/2016 3:16:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/19/2016 | Dawn Rhodes
    A Chicago activist turned down an invitation to meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday prior to the annual White House Black History Month reception. Aislinn Pulley, who co-founded Black Lives Matter: Chicago, was among about 20 people invited to what the White House billed as an intergenerational meeting of black leaders to discuss criminal justice reform throughout the U.S., according to a White House official. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch also was expected to attend the event Thursday afternoon. Other invitees included the Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP President Cornell Brooks, University of Missouri student organizer DeShaunya Ware and DeRay...
  • Emanuel dismisses Garry McCarthy as Chicago Police Department superintendent

    12/01/2015 10:25:31 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 1, 2015 | By Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced he has dismissed Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, citing a lack of public trust in the police leadership in the wake of the high-profile shooting that eventually led to a white officer being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a black teen shot 16 times in a Southwest Side street last year. "Superintendent McCarthy knows that a police officer is only as effective as when he has the trust of those he serves," Emanuel said at a City Hall news conference where he appointed a task force to look at police accountability....
  • Ted Cruz Declares War on 'Liberal Media Agenda,' Columnist Declares War on Cruz

    11/01/2015 8:41:48 AM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 1, 2015 | Tim Graham
    The Dallas Morning News reports Ted Cruz’s campaign “raised $1.1 million in 22 hours” after the CNBC debate by “declaring war on the liberal media agenda.” It’s the third straight million-dollar post-debate fundraising haul for the campaign. “They illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media and why we have to take back the debate if we want to win,” read a “Fire the Media” email signed by Cruz. “We shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other. We should be getting to the heart of the issues.” This led Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke...
  • Chicago Tribune sues over Mayor Emanuel’s private email use

    09/24/2015 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 3:48 PM EDT
    The Chicago Tribune is suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel over claims he violated open records laws for failing to disclose personal emails and texts used to conduct city business. Thursday’s lawsuit asks a judge to force the former White House chief of staff to produce documents. The lawsuit argues that the newspaper’s Freedom of Information Act requests to Emanuel’s administration have been “met with a pattern of non-compliance, partial compliance, delay and obfuscation.” …
  • 'It can be very dangerous around here,' says girl, 9, after teens shot in park

    07/16/2015 10:35:18 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 16, 2015 | By Dawn Rhodes and Megan Crepeau
    The three girls walked down to Riis Park on the Northwest Side to feed bread to the ducks in the lagoon, as they do every day. It was one of their favorite spots in the Belmont Central neighborhood. But on this Wednesday evening, they were stopped by a large swath of yellow police tape across the southern edge of the park, marking off where a 16-year-old boy was shot dead and a 15-year-old boy was wounded minutes before. "It makes me very concerned," said Karina Munoz, 16. "It makes me feel not safe anymore. It makes me feel like this...
  • Chicago Editorial Board Interview With Donald Trump – Excellent Hour Long Interview…

    07/10/2015 9:21:24 AM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/10/2015 | Sundance
    This is a good video to see a more relaxed candidate Trump without the confrontational tone generally inherent in national punditry broadcast. Trump covers a lot of material within the questions, and you can see how he is able to communicate comfortably. One of the aspects I took away from watching this was a stronger belief he really is in this race to win. This is not Trump promoting Trump; this is Trump conveying he really does want to do this specifically to make America Great Again.
  • Wisconsin economy lags after Walker's spending and tax cuts

    07/04/2015 3:47:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 26, 2015 | Staff
    In 2011, new Republican Gov. Scott Walker set the creation of 250,000 jobs as the benchmark for success of his new administration. Walker missed that goal by a wide margin over his first term despite an embrace of sweeping tax cuts aimed at stimulating growth. Instead, the cuts helped dig a more than $2 billion hole in the state budget.Wisconsin ranked 36th among the states and District of Columbia in the pace of private-sector job growth during Walker’s term, trailing all Rust Belt states and all but one other state in the Midwest.A PROJECTED SURPLUS TURNS INTO A DEFICIT JANUARY...
  • Why is Obama giving up on gun laws?

    06/21/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 june 2015 | Clarence Page
    Witnesses say the white gunman who killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people. Sylvia Johnson, whose cousin the Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of three ministers killed in the church, said a survivor of the horror told her the shooter muttered, "I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary Facebook photos and other evidence suggest...