Column: For all the mothers, on this Mother’s Day

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass My mom’s in a nursing home now, and no matter how hard I try to kick it, I can’t help but feel like the bad son. When we pick her up on Sunday for a Mother’s Day lunch, I’ll feel the weight of guilt. Don’t tell me otherwise. In the culture that …

Column: We will never surrender. The Golden Moutza of April is at hand.

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass Some people just can’t handle the pressure of helping to award the Golden Moutza. “It gets harder every month,” complained Christine Erengis-Morley. “After listening to your podcast with Charles Lipson, I’m so upset with what’s happening, John, I want to crawl into a hole,” said Angela Petropoulos Pappanastos. “I don’t know who …

Column: Derek Chauvin case appeal: Could America handle this again?

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass When former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd, cities across America still not recovered from violence out of last year’s Floyd protests breathed a sigh of relief. And not a small sigh either, but a big one. Mayors and governors who had National Guard troops …

Column: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot walks loudly but carries no stick

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is often portrayed in national media as a strong liberal Democratic avatar eager to do rhetorical battle with Republicans. But talk isn’t power. Talk is talk. Only power is power. And now, two years before the end of her term, she’s seen as weak by many of her …

Column: No backyard lamb again this Easter, but something even better

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass This is the second Easter in a row that we won’t be roasting a lamb over coals. But I’m not depressed about it this year. Last year, I was depressed. Not this year. Sunday is Holy Easter for Orthodox Christians, for Ethiopians, Serbians, Russians, Palestinians, Armenians, Romanians, Greeks and many others. Western …

Column: On the wings of leftist trolls, GOP Sen. Tim Scott rises toward 2024

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass Sen. Tim Scott, the Republican from South Carolina and the GOP’s only Black senator, has just been propelled to the front of the 2024 Republican presidential campaign. For this you could thank the hard left that is a force within the national Democratic Party. Because the rise of Tim Scott’s presidential fortunes …

Column: Fake Italian beef: What could go wrong?

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass I know there’s a lot of bad, terribly depressing news out there. You know it too. Tragedy, pain and violence. Not to mention tax increases, too much federal spending with threats of inflation to come, wiping out your hard-earned savings. It’s a feast of catastrophe. Read the full column at The Chicago …