Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades -- as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church.
How does a nation lose its way?
In an exclusive interview, Raffaele Raia -- the noted Italian soccer aficionado from Oliveto Citra, near Salerno -- said America is missing only one thing to fully grasp World Cup soccer.
Chicago must truly be the most American of cities, and it's not because politicians keep saying it. John Brooks, the newest American soccer star in the World Cup, has testified to this fact.
Hillary Clinton graced Chicago this week on her Planet Hillary Global Domination Tour as she seeks the presidency.
What kind of culture produced those two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times?
The Democrats have it all wrong when it comes to one of their choices for a new President Barack Obama bumper sticker:
With the Russians on the prowl, the Chinese hacking into our computers, Boko Haram in Nigeria triggering fear and celebrity hashtags, the last thing America needs is to lose a trusted ally: England.
Many of you know that I'm not Hillary Clinton's biggest fan. But I would never question whether she was right in the head. Instead, what bothers me is that dark, crusty clump of carbon that some may confuse with a soul.
You'll hear a lot about Benghazi in coming days and you'll hear the familiar screeching of partisan politics, now that House Speaker John Boehner has decided to convene a select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in that dusty fly-bitten town in Libya.
Using skin color rather than merit to pick winners and losers is a policy that fosters cynicism. Such policies only serve the politicians, who hand out the spoils, using racial preference as governmental levers as they win power and treasure for themselves.
But there was nothing particularly remarkable about Obama standing next to the preening Sharpton, speaking in New York to his National Action Network. Except that Obama expertly used a message of victimization to begin energizing black voters, who provide the electoral foundation for the Democratic Party.
Thanks to learned scientists, I've discovered that I suffer from a mental problem afflicting millions of Americans.
So after decades of making piles of treasure by exploiting college football players, universities are finally worried. But not about the players. The reason? A National Labor Relations Board regional director ruled last week that Northwestern University football players can be considered employees. And employees can form unions.
The minimum-wage number is decided on by politicians, not the free market. And since our politicians can raise the minimum wage as high as they wish, why stop at 10 bucks? Why not $100 an hour?
With so much uncertainty in the world, it's upsetting to see American politicians, backed by cheesy special interests, trying to start a war with Europe.
It's clear that Americans are irritated by some of our annoying, stupid, idiotic laws. Like the law in Galesburg, Ill., that makes it illegal to burn bird feathers within city limits. And one in Fort Thomas, Ky., that prohibits house pets from "molesting" passing cars. There are laws for this and laws for that, but the problem is that what's annoying to you might not be annoying to your neighbor.
Not every child can be saved. Not every kid who grows up broken can be steered away from bad choices by caring adults toward some new life, one with a purpose. But Valerie Groth, a veteran Chicago Public Schools social worker at New Sullivan Elementary School on the South Side, believed she had found that boy.
As he seeks to rebuild the Russian empire, strongman Vladimir Putin has developed a terribly obnoxious habit.
You probably won't believe this, but I aim to help Hillary Clinton fulfill her destiny and rule the world.