The Theory of Political Relative Relativity

Written by Michelle Malkin

It’s quite simple: Some political relatives are more equal than others.

Agenda-driven journalists love to exploit familial dysfunction when a prominent politician is conservative and his or her kinfolk espouse liberal views. When a vengeful offspring, sibling, cousin or distant relation wants to wreak havoc, instant fame and adoration are just a tweet or call away. The media schadenfreude over such bloody bloodline battles is thicker than California wildfire smoke.

By contrast, relatives who openly challenge powerful Democrats are dismissed as gadflies and publicity hounds.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Mary Hallan FioRito on Pro-Life Politics and Culture

This week’s Spotlight conversation between Monte Larrick and Mary Hallan FioRito took place at the annual Lake County Right to Life Banquet, which was held July 27th in Mundelein, Illinois.

Ms. FioRito received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1993. Upon conferral of her degree, she was chosen by the late Joseph Cardinal Bernardin to serve as Director of Pro-life Activities for the Archdiocese of Chicago. She subsequently served the Archdiocese as its first female Vice-Chancellor and then as Executive Assistant to the late Francis Cardinal George, until his death in 2015.… Continue Reading

Trump and the Media War

Written by Jan LaRue

The anti-Trump media are comparing President Donald Trump to Joseph Stalin because the president fires back at his critics.

An allusion to the wisdom of philosophers residing in the joint applies to media whiners: “if you can’t do the time, don’t do the slime.”

The president’s daily dose of name-calling by media includes the following: he’s Hitler, Stalin, racist, Mussolini, Mao, Pol Pot, racist, Nero, racist, mentally deranged, tyrant, racist, unfit, fascist, racist, dictator, hateful, racist, liar, illegitimate, colluder of all things Russian, schmuck, jackass, warmonger, and racist, and that’s just MSNBC.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Implications of “Recreational” Marijuana

Written by David E. Smith

If you listen to only one Spotlight podcast this year, please listen to this one!

Monte Larrick and I are joined by Jo McGuire, Colorado native and Chairman of the Board of the National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association, for an eye-opening discussion of the devastation that five years of legalized marijuana has brought to the state of Colorado. In the 2018 lame duck Veto Session in Springfield (November 13-15 and 27-29), Illinois state lawmakers could vote to fully legalize marijuana in Illinois.… Continue Reading

Help for Journalists Interviewing “Progressive” Candidates

Written by Laurie Higgins

The mainstream press just loves to ask conservative candidates questions on the hot-button issue of abortion. Since the creative juices of “progressive” journalists seem to dry up when it comes to digging into the minds of “progressive” candidates to unearth their deep thoughts shaped by atrophied consciences, subjectivism, relativism, and self-indulgence, I’m here to help. Here are some questions to ask candidates who bask in the glory of their self-designated position on the right side of history:

1.)  Do you believe the product of conception between two humans is a unique new human life?… Continue Reading

Salacious Scandal Leads to Scramble for New GOP Nominee

Written by Bonnie Quirke

Due to an unexpected resignation in the 51st Legislative District, which was held by State Representative Nick Sauer (R-Libertyville), Republican Lake County Chairman Mark Shaw will need to appoint a replacement.

Sauer resigned from the Illinois House after a bombshell revelation involving pornographic photos of his ex-girlfriend. Multiple sources report that Sauer created a fake Instagram account on which he posted these photos in order to lure men into graphic sexual conversations with him.Continue Reading

Why People Keep Falling for Socialism, Despite the Evidence

Written by Walter E. Williams

Poverty is no mystery, and it’s easily avoidable.

The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was $24,755.

To beat those poverty thresholds is fairly simple. Here’s the road map: complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen.… Continue Reading

Freeing People from Left-Wing Lies

Written by Tom Trinko

The majority of Democratic voters are victims of a deliberate conspiracy by the leftist media, academia, and the Deep State to mislead them through lies of omission and commission.

A recent Pew survey shows that leftists are much more likely not to want to associate with people who don’t share their political views than are conservatives.  Furthermore, leftists are more likely not to know any conservatives.

Look at the electoral map from 2016 – the blue areas are all tiny and tightly grouped.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Kavanaugh, Face the Truth, and Saving Innocent Lives

Written by Jenna Liz

During the most recent Face the Truth tour, Monte Larrick had a chance to interview Eric Shceidler, the executive director of the Pro Life Action League.  Their conversation takes place near the intersection of 159th Street and LaGrange road in Orland Park, one of the many places where silent protesters held up posters of the victims of abortion.

During this episode, Monte and Eric cover the importance of showing the graphic and painful pictures of terminated babies to commuters.… Continue Reading

Soros Just Quadrupled Lobbying Expenditures

Written by Thomas Lifson

George Soros must be really worried by all the progress President Trump is making. Soros’s Open Society Policy Center, the 501 (c)(4) nonprofit organization[i] that he sponsors spent more money lobbying the federal government last quarter than it has ever spent in its history. Joe Shoffstall reports in The Free Beacon that the Open Society Policy Center:

…reported spending $10.37 million between April 1 and June 30—an increase of nearly $8 million from the first quarter of the year when the center reported spending $2.52 million on its lobbying efforts.

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