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Chicago’s rising violent crime: How to hold politicians and judges accountable? Connect the dots.

By John Kass Over the Labor Day weekend, the people of Chicago will have two things on their minds: What…

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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…

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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…

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To get out of Afghanistan, hold Biden, his team and the generals to account

By John Kass Because the empty husk that is President Joe Biden wanted to make a speech on Sept. 11—the…

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How to come up with column ideas? A good podcast helps pull at the threads.

I’ve already told you that I’m a diner guy. I used to be a saloon guy, too. But now I’m…

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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…

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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…

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The pipes, the silence, and the funeral of Chicago Police Officer Ella French

By John Kass What is it about the sound of bagpipes at the funeral of a police officer killed in…

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Biden’s Afghanistan Disaster

By John Kass   Afghanistan has long been the graveyard of empires. And now it’s the resting place of another…

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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…

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Mayor Lightfoot–lost in her “Field of Dreams.”

By John Kass Mayor Lori Lightfoot has so repeatedly botched her response to the murder of Chicago Police officer Ella…

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Lightfoot & the Chicago Police: it’ll get worse

By John Kass The murder of Chicago Police officer Ella French, and the anger of police toward Mayor Lori Lightfoot—they…

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Chicago Police families and the mayor’s big speech

By John Kass   When Chicago Police officer Ella French was murdered after a traffic stop on another bloody weekend…

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Can angry wasps ruin the Olympics like a picnic?

By John Kass I missed the closing ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympic Games on Sunday and didn’t watch much of…

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Cuomo saga isn’t a political sex scandal story. It’s a media story.

By John Kass   The Lovely Sicilian who married me lo these many years ago, thinks I’m absolutely, 100 percent…

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