President Meat Puppet’s “extraordinary success” in Afghanistan

By John Kass Joe Biden read what they gave him to read about his “extraordinary success” in Afghanistan. And once again he became that angry old man at the end of the bar at closing time. He used that special voice of his, the Commander McBragg voice, the one he uses to recount his fabulist heroic exploits, from vanquishing the …

Guest Column: A struggle for the soul of Michigan Avenue | by John P. McCormick

John P. McCormick, the longtime award-winning editor of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial page, is one of the most elegant writers I know. For years he tried to guide Illinois and Chicago toward fiscal sanity. For that he made Rod Blagojevich’s enemies list. He is a valued friend and colleague, and it is my great honor to welcome him as the …

The one thing keeping Biden in office

by John Kass Watching President Joe Biden on Sunday struggle to spin away from his disastrous and inept withdrawal from Afghanistan—leaving thousands of Americans on the ground at the mercy of the Taliban—what worried me most isn’t what he said. What he says isn’t believable. He’s known to all in Washington, even to the Democratic Media Complex that protects him, …

After the funeral of Chicago Police Officer Ella French, former Chicago police union official Pat Murray and I were interviewed by Joe Donlon, of “The Donlon Report” on NewsNation Now

We talked of urban violence, of overworked, undermanned, demoralized and exhausted police in Chicago, a city unmoored. And about calls in Philadelphia for the National Guard. I disagree with that. It’s understandable that a population frightened and besieged by violence would call for military occupation. But that allows local officials—and local residents–off the hook, with greater and more terrible costs …

The Church of Baseball

By John Kass As you can plainly see at the top of this column about The Church of Baseball–and that magical “Field of Dreams” game in the Iowa cornfields between the Chicago White Sox and the Damn Yankees—everything leads off with a brilliant Scott Stantis cartoon. It depicts Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot cast out of heaven, or at least the …