John Kass

Posted August 27, 2014

Boys, I'm hoping you can forgive us grown-ups for some of the nonsense coming out of our mouths after the Little League World Series.

Posted August 20, 2014

America tells stories to itself in images, funny ones, sad ones, selfies we send out over our phones with snarky comments. But lately, the ones that get the most traction are the angry ones. They seize us like hands around our throats. And that's what the images from Ferguson, Mo., feel like to me, hands to the throat. But there's another image I saw last week. This one I like, and it doesn't come from Missouri.

Posted August 12, 2014

They don't talk about the quiet in the house.

Posted July 30, 2014

?On the Chicago block where that 3-year-old boy was shot in the stomach, a victim of the city's murderous gang wars, there was a woman watering her flowers.

Posted July 23, 2014

This could be a terrifying tale right out of the Book of Meat Science Fiction, only this one isn't fiction.

Posted July 16, 2014

LeBron is going home to Cleveland after four years in Miami, four years of South Beach glamour, four NBA Finals and two championship rings.The man went on a voyage. He won his treasure. And now he returns home.

Posted July 09, 2014

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.

Posted July 02, 2014

How does a nation lose its way?

Posted June 26, 2014

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.

Posted June 19, 2014

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.

Posted June 12, 2014

Hillary Clinton graced Chicago this week on her Planet Hillary Global Domination Tour as she seeks the presidency.

Posted June 05, 2014

What kind of culture produced those two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times?

Posted May 29, 2014

The Democrats have it all wrong when it comes to one of their choices for a new President Barack Obama bumper sticker:

Posted May 21, 2014

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.

Posted May 15, 2014

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.

Posted May 07, 2014

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.

Posted April 24, 2014

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.

Posted April 17, 2014

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.

Posted April 09, 2014

Thanks to learned scientists, I've discovered that I suffer from a mental problem afflicting millions of Americans.

Posted April 02, 2014

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.