May 15, 2012 |
Doesn't it seem like we were just going through this? Other than a couple of surprises during these campaigns, it's been basically the same as always. The constant competition between two sides made to seem like it is life-or-death jammed down our throats. The thing that really gets me is between the two sides, there is so much in common. I mean, in the end, we all come from the same place. We share so many values, opinions, even tastes in food. We share pride in where we come from and who we are. But this one small choice of whom we side with turns us into hate-filled, name-calling monsters.
April 10, 2012 |
Let's get something out of the way real quick - sports, in the grand scheme of things, do not matter. They're a welcome diversion from life's trials and tribulations, sure. But while you might think your life would change forever if the Cubs were to win the World Series tomorrow, it wouldn't. You wouldn't suddenly be better-looking, better at your job or have fewer bills to pay. You'd simply be happy for a couple of days. Which brings us to the topic du jour of the sports world: Ozzie Guillen, a prominent figure in the world of sports (which - again - don't...
October 3, 2012 |
True story: I didn't know crap about politics until 2004. During the 2000 election, I was a newly minted high school sophomore strictly focused on football and getting laid as soon as possible. Buckling down on the political coverage, I found myself completely bored and/or overwhelmed by the whole thing, especially the debates. Now, there might be some of you out there that are currently in the same boat I was back then. Listen, this stuff isn't easy, but it is important. I'm not going to talk down and scold you for not being aware...
March 5, 2012 |
Election season has a lot in common with the Oscars: It goes on too long, there's plenty of campaigning, and we're sick of the whole thing by the time the winners are announced. But until November, just try to escape politics. They'll be on TV, in the paper and probably, if you're like many Chicagoans, at work. It's Super Tuesday - the day states including Massachusetts, Georgia, Ohio and Vermont cast their presidential primary ballots - and the presidential election season is running hot and heavy.
January 15, 2013 |
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will join journalists and policymakers for a discussion about guns hosted by the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics on Tuesday night called "The Politics of Guns in America. " The university's Institute of Politics, directed by political adviser and U. of C. alum David Axelrod, event is a response to last month's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. The panel will be moderated by NBC correspondent Tom Brokaw, who is an avid hunter, and will include Mayor Emanuel; Steve Chapman, editorial writer for the Chicago...
December 7, 2011 |
Jeremy Scheuch's has one addition he wants to make to the tattoo on his right thigh, where a Chicago style hot dog, a wad of cash and a banner style Chicago flag are inked around prominent portrait of former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich. After he heard Wednesday's news that Blagojevich will be behind bars for 14 years on federal corruption convictions, he said he'll add a tiny teardrop under the convicted politician's eye. "I think you actually have to cut somebody in prison to get a teardrop, but hey, you never know," he said of the tattoo, which he...