The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Also, This Is Covered by ObamaCare

As rational as any Democrat voter. http://t.co/cnwMmVI6Lg @oliverdarcy — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) November 19, 2013  

Chicago School System’s $1 Billion Deficit Forces Layoffs for 850 Teachers, Staff

Is this the Hope or the Change? The worst fears of Chicago Public School teachers and staffers were confirmed Friday when district officials announced it was laying off some 850 employees. “Given the historic financial crisis facing our District, next year’s budget will not come without painful decisions, which is why we are making tough choices […]

GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!

That’s right, folks. Another corrupt Chicago Democrat — but I repeat myself — is on his way to federal prison: With moist eyes and soft voices, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife pleaded guilty to federal charges on Wednesday related to years of using campaign funds for personal expenses that included purchases […]

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife in Court Today

William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has the bulletin: Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. is scheduled to appear in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia at 10:30 a.m. . . . Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Sandra Stevens Jackson is scheduled to appear at the same courthouse at 2:30 p.m. . . . Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. […]

The Chicago Way

Her name was Hadiya Pendleton and she was only 15 years old: The city’s 42nd slaying is part of Chicago’s bloodiest January in more than a decade, following on the heels of 2012, which ended with more than 500 homicides for the first time since 2008. . . . About three blocks from Hadiya’s school, […]

Illinois: Fire Department Official Accused of Attacking Woman With Knife, Duct Tape and ‘an 8-Inch Sexual Device’

Probably a union member who voted for Obama: A deputy fire chief in Chicago Ridge was put on administrative leave after being charged with breaking into the Tinley Park home of a neighbor in the middle of the night and attacking her, officials said. Gary M. Swiercz, 49, of the 8100 block of West 168th Place […]

The Chicago Way: Obamaland Reports 500 Homicides (So Far) This Year

500 Homicides in Chicago This Year chicagotribune.com/news/local/bre… Because gun control is so awesome! — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 28, 2012 “The city’s latest homicide occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday when Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, an alleged gang member with a lengthy arrest record, was gunned down . . . “Jackson was shot in the […]

Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Hospitalized Again for Mental Illness

Unfortunately, liberalism isn’t listed in the DSM-IV: U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is heading back to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. — and was reportedly en route Friday evening. A source said the decision was made to have the the South Shore Democrat return to the famed clinic, where he spent four weeks this summer for bipolar […]

Another Lutheran Extremist!

An 18-year-old named Adel Daoud was arrested after an FBI sting in which Daoud attempted to blow up a Chicago bar with what he believed to be a car bomb. There’s a lot of interesting information in this Associated Press story — e.g., Daoud was “accessing articles written by Anwar al-Awlaki” — but there isn’t […]

Alabama Man Becomes Third Victim of ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Violence Trend UPDATE: Not a Hate Crime, Cops Say

From the very start, I warned against trying this case in the media. Demagoguery and political grandstanding have predictably inflamed emotions, so that innocent people who never set foot in Sanford, Florida, are made to pay a dreadful price: First in Baltimore, then in Chicago, and now in Mobile, Alabama: Police tell News 5 the […]

David Axelrod’s Red Roots: Obama Adviser’s Communist Ties Exposed

The cover story of the March print edition of The American Spectator is not yet online and, if you are not yet a subscriber to the magazine, I urge you to rush out to the nearest Barnes & Noble or wherever else you can buy a copy, because it’s definitely worth the $5.95 newstand price. […]

Blago Gets 14 Years

Somebody’s got to take the fall. It’s the Chicago Way: Disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison after he made a final plea for leniency, acknowledging his guilt and saying, “I am unbelievably sorry.”  So how is Blago “disgraced,” while Obama is still wonderful? How is it that Blago […]

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