Day: April 6, 2021

  • China squatting on southeast Asian islands

    Instead of invading with their military China is simply using the strategy of squatting on the islands in the South China Sea. The goal is to accomplish by overwhelming presence what it has been unable to do through diplomacy or international law. And to an extent, it appears to be working. “Beijing pretty clearly thinks […]

  • Pritzker expands Chicago Teachers Union power

    Good old JB is batting a thousand these days. As if the Chicago Teachers Union doesn’t already have enough power in the city the wise sage that is JB Pritzker decides to up the ante. The Chicago Teachers Union is lauding Gov. J.B. Pritzker for restoring its ability to bargain with the city over issues […]

  • Illinois Governor JB Pritzker increases pension obligations

    How do you take a pension system that is only 18.4% funded and make it solvent? Well, you make the pensions more generous of course. Previously, a Chicago firefighter born on or after Jan. 1, 1966, would receive a non-compounding annual 1.5% cost-of-living adjustment to his or her pension, with a lifetime limit of 30%. […]

  • MLB moves All Star Game from mostly black Atlanta to mostly white Denver

    Major League Baseball infamously cancelled the All-Star Game in Atlanta, Georgia supposedly because of “racist” changes to voting laws in Georgia. It’s being reported today they moved the game to Denver. Is this move racist? Denver is 91% white while Atlanta is 51% black. I think MLB was being pragmatic in their move. They did […]