Sanctuary Cities vs. Hideouts

August 10th, 2017 10:27 AM
In biblical times, a sanctuary city was a place where someone who had committed unintentional manslaughter could find refuge from "the avenger of blood." If the offender left the sanctuary city, he could be set upon by a relative of the dead person and killed. No sanctuary was available to anyone who committed murder with malice aforethought.
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MSNBC Host Felt ‘Uncomfortable’ Hearing Trump Blame Dems for Chicago

January 26th, 2017 3:01 PM
Minutes after President Trump concluded his remarks on Thursday afternoon at the GOP retreat, MSNBC Live host Craig Melvin informed guests and viewers that it was “awkward” and he felt “uncomfortable” that Trump and a member of the audience blamed the violence in Chicago on Democrats.   

Chicago Carnage: What Can Be Done?

January 5th, 2017 12:37 PM
Chicago has come a long way from the idealized lyric "my kind of town, Chicago is," which Frank Sinatra made famous. True, Chicago has a history of gangland murders going back to the days of Al Capone, but 2016 set a new and lamentable record. According to CNN, citing figures released by the Chicago Police Department, Chicago experienced a surge in violent crime in 2016. There were 762…

Imagine That: ABC/ESPN Blog Demonstrates Chicago 'Ferguson Effect'

April 13th, 2016 10:45 PM
Two writers at the Five Thirty-Eight blog, purchased by ABC's ESPN network two years ago, have done something the crime increase causation deniers will surely detest: demonstrate, based on statistical evidence, and despite their tentative language, that "real changes in the process of policing in Chicago" have led to "spike in gun violence in Chicago since the end of…

Chicago Teachers Authorize Another Strike; Press Rarely Notes Demands

December 15th, 2015 10:44 PM
The Chicago Public Schools system, from which came Arne Duncan, perhaps the nation's most execrable Education Secretary, is in serious financial trouble. So is the State of Illinois. Having already borrowed against next year's property tax collections, CPS somehow expects the state to bail out its underfunded pensions to the tune of $500 million. Though it has subsequently been narrowed,…
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Rahm Emanuel Chews Out Politico's Allen for Revealing Vacation Plans

December 2nd, 2015 9:54 PM
This hasn't been a good week for Politico's Mike Allen. On Monday he apologized for email that had been revealed in which he promised Hillary Clinton's PR operative Phillippe Reines two years ago that he would submit questions in advance that he would ask Chelsea Clinton.  Today, Mike Allen again apologized for drawing the wrath of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for revealing his…
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CNN's Houck: Chicago Should Impeach Rahm Emanuel, Elect GOP Mayor

December 2nd, 2015 12:52 AM
Appearing on Tuesday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Harry Houck railed against Democratic management of the inner cities of Chicago. After declaring that "I am sick and tired of seeing small children, black children being killed," he tore into the city's mayor and former Obama advisor Rahm Emanuel for blaming the police superintendent for the…
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Networks Blame Guns for Violent Fourth of July Weekend in Chicago

July 7th, 2015 12:36 AM
While it may have been surprising that all three broadcast networks covered on Monday evening the deadly violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, what wasn’t surprising was that they looked to blame guns for the violence and advanced the cause of more gun control (as opposed to gang violence or the need for better policing).

Chicago Trib Excuses Emanuel's Ignorance on Origins of Airports' Names

March 29th, 2015 9:32 PM
In Chicago, incumbent Mayor and longtime Democrat fixture Rahm Emanuel floated the idea of renaming one of its airports after President Obama. After all, according to Emanuel, both of Chicago's major airports, O'Hare and Midway, are "named after battleships." No they're not, as will be seen after the jump. The Chicago Tribune's Bill Ruthhart failed to recognize Emanuel…

Jackson's Endorsement of Emanuel's Opponent Not National News at AP

March 10th, 2015 2:11 PM
A review of the "Big Story" archive at the Associated Press's national site on Jesse Jackson's name returns quite a few instances where the wire service has treated the "Reverend's" self-injection into stories considered nationally important as noteworthy. In addition to the predictable plethora of stories relating to Ferguson, Missouri and "police-…

CNN Documentary Team Coordinated With Rahm Emanuel's Staff, Reports Ch

April 25th, 2014 4:03 PM
According to e-mails obtained by the Chicago Tribune, CNN's series "Chicagoland" featured coordination between the city's Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel and production staff to make him look good. Emanuel is also President Obama's former chief of staff. "More than 700 emails reviewed by the Tribune reveal that the production team worked hand in hand with the mayor…

52 People Shot in Rahm Emanuel's Bloody Chicago; CBS Ignores

April 22nd, 2014 4:00 PM
Fifty-two people were shot, eight fatally, over the last three days in a bloody epidemic sweeping Rahm Emanuel's Chicago. Yet, CBS has, thus far, completely ignored the crime wave while NBC's Today on Monday and ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday gave only a few seconds each to the violence in the city run by Barack Obama's former chief of staff.  GMA news reader Dan…

Sharpton Holds Chicago 'Town Hall' on Gun Violence, 'Tea Party' Rhetor

December 22nd, 2013 10:48 AM
Attempting to build his national profile, Al Sharpton "took up residence on the West Side (of Chicago) in November and began hosting ... (weekly) town halls as part of an effort to find solutions to the city’s outsize homicide rate among young black males." Rebel Pundit at Breitbart News reports that a Thursday meeting in the city's Hyde Park area not far from President…

Walter E. Williams Column: Racial Trade-offs

October 8th, 2013 6:49 PM
Trade-offs apply to our economic lives, as well as our political lives. That means getting more of one thing requires giving up something else. Let's look at some examples. Black congressmen and black public officials in general, including Barack Obama, always side with teachers unions in their opposition to educational vouchers, tuition tax credits, charter schools and other measures…