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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:19:06 +0000 The Ronald Reagan most of his fans don't remember http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161206/ronald-reagan-most-of-his-fans-dont-remember?rssfeed=true Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:21:37 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161206/ronald-reagan-most-of-his-fans-dont-remember Whether or not we realize it, we all use redundancies http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161205/whether-or-not-we-realize-it-we-all-use-redundancies?rssfeed=true Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:20:24 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161205/whether-or-not-we-realize-it-we-all-use-redundancies Trump snaps Harvard-Yale streak in the White House http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161202/trump-snaps-harvard-yale-streak-in-white-house?rssfeed=true Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:45:04 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161202/trump-snaps-harvard-yale-streak-in-white-house Why do so many right-wingers hate science? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161201/why-do-so-many-right-wingers-hate-science?rssfeed=true Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:45:19 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161201/why-do-so-many-right-wingers-hate-science Tennessee fires bring to mind nonsense peddled by George Will http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161130/tennessee-fires-bring-to-mind-nonsense-peddled-by-george-will?rssfeed=true Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:59:43 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161130/tennessee-fires-bring-to-mind-nonsense-peddled-by-george-will Donald Trump differs from Antonin Scalia's view of free speech http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161129/donald-trump-differs-from-antonin-scalias-view-of-free-speech?rssfeed=true Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:44:49 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161129/donald-trump-differs-from-antonin-scalias-view-of-free-speech Is this guy a hopeless mental case or what? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161128/is-this-guy-hopeless-mental-case-or-what?rssfeed=true Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:16:58 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161128/is-this-guy-hopeless-mental-case-or-what Arguments favoring Electoral College are lame http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161125/arguments-favoring-electoral-college-are-lame?rssfeed=true Sat, 26 Nov 2016 02:10:31 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161125/arguments-favoring-electoral-college-are-lame Cheer up! The happy season is at hand http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161123/cheer-up-happy-season-is-at-hand?rssfeed=true Thu, 24 Nov 2016 01:47:03 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161123/cheer-up-happy-season-is-at-hand Reminder: The War on Christmas starts this Friday http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161122/reminder-war-on-christmas-starts-this-friday?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Nov 2016 02:01:35 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161122/reminder-war-on-christmas-starts-this-friday No, we need not respect Donald Trump's presidency http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161121/no-we-need-not-respect-donald-trumps-presidency?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Nov 2016 01:07:36 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161121/no-we-need-not-respect-donald-trumps-presidency Should I apply for a job with the Trump team? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161118/should-i-apply-for-job-with-trump-team?rssfeed=true Sat, 19 Nov 2016 02:13:11 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161118/should-i-apply-for-job-with-trump-team Don't expect an especially snowy winter this year http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161117/dont-expect-especially-snowy-winter-this-year?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Nov 2016 02:04:47 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161117/dont-expect-especially-snowy-winter-this-year Regarding guns and constitutional realities http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161114/regarding-guns-and-constitutional-realities?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:07:19 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161114/regarding-guns-and-constitutional-realities This crazy election waswell, just plain crazy http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161111/this-crazy-election-waswell-just-plain-crazy?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Nov 2016 22:55:30 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161111/this-crazy-election-waswell-just-plain-crazy What? More people voted for Hillary, but Trump won? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161110/what-more-people-voted-for-hillary-but-trump-won?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:35 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161110/what-more-people-voted-for-hillary-but-trump-won Will Canada build a wall to keep us out? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161109/will-canada-build-wall-to-keep-us-out?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:06:16 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161109/will-canada-build-wall-to-keep-us-out For me, Election Day is especially reminiscent http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161108/for-me-election-day-is-especially-reminiscent?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:03:21 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161108/for-me-election-day-is-especially-reminiscent It doesn't look very good for Donald Trump, does it? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161107/it-doesnt-look-very-good-for-donald-trump-does-it?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:30:44 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161107/it-doesnt-look-very-good-for-donald-trump-does-it Do you trust the polls? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161104/do-you-trust-polls?rssfeed=true Sat, 05 Nov 2016 00:11:27 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161104/do-you-trust-polls What will Trump's supporters do if their guy loses? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161103/what-will-trumps-supporters-do-if-their-guy-loses?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:26:17 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161103/what-will-trumps-supporters-do-if-their-guy-loses Behold these examples of political cowardice and hypocrisy http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161102/behold-these-examples-of-political-cowardice-and-hypocrisy?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:24:43 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161102/behold-these-examples-of-political-cowardice-and-hypocrisy Only dimwits are still undecided http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161101/only-dimwits-are-still-undecided?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:37:40 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161101/only-dimwits-are-still-undecided Bigger than Watergate? Not even close! http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161031/bigger-than-watergate-not-even-close?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:29:42 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161031/bigger-than-watergate-not-even-close Do images of the American flag benefit Republicans? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161028/do-images-of-american-flag-benefit-republicans?rssfeed=true Sat, 29 Oct 2016 01:21:03 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161028/do-images-of-american-flag-benefit-republicans Sorry, but each and every vote for president does not count the same http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161027/sorry-but-each-and-every-vote-for-president-does-not-count-same?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:31:12 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161027/sorry-but-each-and-every-vote-for-president-does-not-count-same Emergence of a third political party now seems likely http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161026/emergence-of-third-political-party-now-seems-likely?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:58:20 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161026/emergence-of-third-political-party-now-seems-likely A vote for Trump in Illinois is utterly worthless http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161025/vote-for-trump-in-illinois-is-utterly-worthless?rssfeed=true Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:38:01 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161025/vote-for-trump-in-illinois-is-utterly-worthless Does Trump favor the Cubs or the Indians? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161024/does-trump-favor-cubs-or-indians?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:49:12 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161024/does-trump-favor-cubs-or-indians Have Republicans backed-off on 'family values' rhetoric? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161021/have-republicans-backed-off-on-family-values-rhetoric?rssfeed=true Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:56:01 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161021/have-republicans-backed-off-on-family-values-rhetoric Let's find out what makes Trump's hardcore fans tick http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161020/lets-find-out-what-makes-trumps-hardcore-fans-tick?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:17:45 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161020/lets-find-out-what-makes-trumps-hardcore-fans-tick A hunch: Trump will try some crazy stunt at tonight's debate http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161019/hunch-trump-will-try-some-crazy-stunt-at-tonights-debate?rssfeed=true Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:46:37 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161019/hunch-trump-will-try-some-crazy-stunt-at-tonights-debate The story of how Northern Illinois almost became part of Wisconsin http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161018/story-of-how-northern-illinois-almost-became-part-of-wisconsin?rssfeed=true Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:40:45 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161018/story-of-how-northern-illinois-almost-became-part-of-wisconsin Weather and climate are not always the same thing http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161017/weather-and-climate-are-not-always-same-thing?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:29:59 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161017/weather-and-climate-are-not-always-same-thing Right-wing conspiracy theories aren't always wrong http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161014/right-wing-conspiracy-theories-arent-always-wrong?rssfeed=true Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:51:05 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161014/right-wing-conspiracy-theories-arent-always-wrong Eisenhower and Reagan would be pariahs in today's GOP http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161013/eisenhower-and-reagan-would-be-pariahs-in-todays-gop?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:37 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161013/eisenhower-and-reagan-would-be-pariahs-in-todays-gop Republicans have only themselves to blame http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161012/republicans-have-only-themselves-to-blame?rssfeed=true Thu, 13 Oct 2016 03:36:48 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161012/republicans-have-only-themselves-to-blame Here's a tired old myth about climate change http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161011/heres-tired-old-myth-about-climate-change?rssfeed=true Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:48:26 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161011/heres-tired-old-myth-about-climate-change There's one last very slim chance that Trump can win http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161010/theres-one-last-very-slim-chance-that-trump-can-win?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Oct 2016 02:27:49 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161010/theres-one-last-very-slim-chance-that-trump-can-win Most Americans don't blame Obama for the nation's problems http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161007/most-americans-dont-blame-obama-for-nations-problems?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:51:18 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161007/most-americans-dont-blame-obama-for-nations-problems Scary week: Hurricane hits states, fireball crosses sky http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161006/scary-week-hurricane-hits-states-fireball-crosses-sky?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:58:58 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161006/scary-week-hurricane-hits-states-fireball-crosses-sky Was there a winner or loser in the veep debate? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161005/was-there-winner-or-loser-in-veep-debate?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:31:17 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161005/was-there-winner-or-loser-in-veep-debate The culture war is over, and the liberals won http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161004/culture-war-is-over-and-liberals-won?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:52:21 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161004/culture-war-is-over-and-liberals-won Explaining my love of the Chicago Cubs " somewhat embarrassingly http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161003/explaining-my-love-of-chicago-cubs--somewhat-embarrassingly?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Oct 2016 02:00:29 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20161003/explaining-my-love-of-chicago-cubs--somewhat-embarrassingly Divorce has hurt the growth of religion in America http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160930/divorce-has-hurt-growth-of-religion-in-america?rssfeed=true Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:50:54 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160930/divorce-has-hurt-growth-of-religion-in-america Why is Hillary faulted for Bill's sexual dalliances? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160929/why-is-hillary-faulted-for-bills-sexual-dalliances?rssfeed=true Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:16:32 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160929/why-is-hillary-faulted-for-bills-sexual-dalliances Religion and education distinguish Clinton voters from Trump voters http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160928/religion-and-education-distinguish-clinton-voters-from-trump-voters?rssfeed=true Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:09:05 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160928/religion-and-education-distinguish-clinton-voters-from-trump-voters Dumbest possible reaction to debate comes from Fox News http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160927/dumbest-possible-reaction-to-debate-comes-from-fox-news?rssfeed=true Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:27:15 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160927/dumbest-possible-reaction-to-debate-comes-from-fox-news Debate winner won't likely be determined for days http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160926/debate-winner-wont-likely-be-determined-for-days?rssfeed=true Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:14:59 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160926/debate-winner-wont-likely-be-determined-for-days Donald Trump follows Phyllis Schlafly's political advice? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160923/donald-trump-follows-phyllis-schlaflys-political-advice?rssfeed=true Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:34:53 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160923/donald-trump-follows-phyllis-schlaflys-political-advice A solid argument that the Republican Party is anti-science http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160922/solid-argument-that-republican-party-is-anti-science?rssfeed=true Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:15:47 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160922/solid-argument-that-republican-party-is-anti-science Trump's claim that he's not a politician is sheer nonsense http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160921/trumps-claim-that-hes-not-politician-is-sheer-nonsense?rssfeed=true Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:46:02 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160921/trumps-claim-that-hes-not-politician-is-sheer-nonsense Will there be violence if Trump loses? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160920/will-there-be-violence-if-trump-loses?rssfeed=true Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:48:21 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160920/will-there-be-violence-if-trump-loses Trump's graceless retreat from Birtherism only hurts him http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160916/trumps-graceless-retreat-from-birtherism-only-hurts-him?rssfeed=true Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:23:13 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160916/trumps-graceless-retreat-from-birtherism-only-hurts-him Persecution of American Christians is a myth http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160915/persecution-of-american-christians-is-myth?rssfeed=true Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:26:39 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160915/persecution-of-american-christians-is-myth Hillary's so-called horrible weekend wasn't so bad after all http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160914/hillarys-so-called-horrible-weekend-wasnt-so-bad-after-all?rssfeed=true Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:07:46 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160914/hillarys-so-called-horrible-weekend-wasnt-so-bad-after-all Should voting be mandatory in America? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160913/should-voting-be-mandatory-in-america?rssfeed=true Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:56:31 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160913/should-voting-be-mandatory-in-america TV retrospectives on Sept. 11 omitted one big thing http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160912/tv-retrospectives-on-sept-11-omitted-one-big-thing?rssfeed=true Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:18:29 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160912/tv-retrospectives-on-sept-11-omitted-one-big-thing We'll never lay to rest the myth of liberal media bias http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160909/well-never-lay-to-rest-myth-of-liberal-media-bias?rssfeed=true Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:34:39 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160909/well-never-lay-to-rest-myth-of-liberal-media-bias Will your heart or your head determine your election prediction? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160908/will-your-heart-or-your-head-determine-your-election-prediction?rssfeed=true Fri, 09 Sep 2016 01:23:58 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160908/will-your-heart-or-your-head-determine-your-election-prediction Is Donald Trump a 9/11 Truther? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160907/is-donald-trump-911-truther?rssfeed=true Thu, 08 Sep 2016 03:48:35 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160907/is-donald-trump-911-truther What if Trump wins the popular vote but loses in the Electoral College? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160906/what-if-trump-wins-popular-vote-but-loses-in-electoral-college?rssfeed=true Wed, 07 Sep 2016 02:50:54 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160906/what-if-trump-wins-popular-vote-but-loses-in-electoral-college America needs a different national anthem http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160902/america-needs-different-national-anthem?rssfeed=true Sat, 03 Sep 2016 01:28:36 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160902/america-needs-different-national-anthem Republicans' sharp turn to the right threatens the environment http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160901/republicans-sharp-turn-to-right-threatens-environment?rssfeed=true Thu, 01 Sep 2016 23:45:51 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160901/republicans-sharp-turn-to-right-threatens-environment What makes women more religious than men? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160831/what-makes-women-more-religious-than-men?rssfeed=true Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:51:05 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160831/what-makes-women-more-religious-than-men Competitive patriotism is bogus http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160830/competitive-patriotism-is-bogus?rssfeed=true Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:23:42 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160830/competitive-patriotism-is-bogus No, the two parties are not equally bad http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160829/no-two-parties-are-not-equally-bad?rssfeed=true Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:57:50 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160829/no-two-parties-are-not-equally-bad Behold the many right-wing myths about immigration http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160826/behold-many-right-wing-myths-about-immigration?rssfeed=true Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:56:48 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160826/behold-many-right-wing-myths-about-immigration Trump likely will find some excuse to skip the debates http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160825/trump-likely-will-find-some-excuse-to-skip-debates?rssfeed=true Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:16:07 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160825/trump-likely-will-find-some-excuse-to-skip-debates When will a big earthquake strike here in the American heartland? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160824/when-will-big-earthquake-strike-here-in-american-heartland?rssfeed=true Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:32:03 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160824/when-will-big-earthquake-strike-here-in-american-heartland This looks like an especially good year for Chicago http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160823/this-looks-like-especially-good-year-for-chicago?rssfeed=true Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:53:44 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160823/this-looks-like-especially-good-year-for-chicago The curious overuse of the F-word http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160822/curious-overuse-of-f-word?rssfeed=true Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:30:04 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160822/curious-overuse-of-f-word Political partisans who scoff at polls usually are fools http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160819/political-partisans-who-scoff-at-polls-usually-are-fools?rssfeed=true Fri, 19 Aug 2016 23:18:40 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160819/political-partisans-who-scoff-at-polls-usually-are-fools Note to news media: False equivalence is not objective journalism http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160818/note-to-news-media-false-equivalence-is-not-objective-journalism?rssfeed=true Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:17:09 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160818/note-to-news-media-false-equivalence-is-not-objective-journalism Global warming is stoppable " but not reversible http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160817/global-warming-is-stoppable--but-not-reversible?rssfeed=true Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:25:09 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160817/global-warming-is-stoppable--but-not-reversible Trump disaster likely will deepen GOP's long-term crisis http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160816/trump-disaster-likely-will-deepen-gops-long-term-crisis?rssfeed=true Wed, 17 Aug 2016 01:42:47 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160816/trump-disaster-likely-will-deepen-gops-long-term-crisis Too many Americans think they're more patriotic than most other people http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160815/too-many-americans-think-theyre-more-patriotic-than-most-other-people?rssfeed=true Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:51:26 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160815/too-many-americans-think-theyre-more-patriotic-than-most-other-people Remember when wingnuts didn't want these Olympics held in Chicago? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160812/remember-when-wingnuts-didnt-want-these-olympics-held-in-chicago?rssfeed=true Sat, 13 Aug 2016 01:12:29 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160812/remember-when-wingnuts-didnt-want-these-olympics-held-in-chicago The rise of Donald Trump suggests that William F. Buckley is sorely missed http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160811/rise-of-donald-trump-suggests-that-william-f-buckley-is-sorely-missed?rssfeed=true Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:22:36 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160811/rise-of-donald-trump-suggests-that-william-f-buckley-is-sorely-missed Right-wing hero Antonin Scalia said gun rights have limits http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160810/right-wing-hero-antonin-scalia-said-gun-rights-have-limits?rssfeed=true Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:46:58 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160810/right-wing-hero-antonin-scalia-said-gun-rights-have-limits Time is right to seal Trump's image as a darling of dimwits http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160809/time-is-right-to-seal-trumps-image-as-darling-of-dimwits?rssfeed=true Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:56:43 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160809/time-is-right-to-seal-trumps-image-as-darling-of-dimwits Face it: You'll be voting in November, even if you think you won't http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160808/face-it-youll-be-voting-in-november-even-if-you-think-you-wont?rssfeed=true Mon, 08 Aug 2016 21:35:09 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160808/face-it-youll-be-voting-in-november-even-if-you-think-you-wont The race is Hillary's to lose, which is Trump's only chance http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160805/race-is-hillarys-to-lose-which-is-trumps-only-chance?rssfeed=true Sat, 06 Aug 2016 02:36:52 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160805/race-is-hillarys-to-lose-which-is-trumps-only-chance Who should replace Trump on the GOP ticket, if it comes to that? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160804/who-should-replace-trump-on-gop-ticket-if-it-comes-to-that?rssfeed=true Thu, 04 Aug 2016 23:34:32 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160804/who-should-replace-trump-on-gop-ticket-if-it-comes-to-that I hate it when there are strict rules for dinner-table conversations http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160803/i-hate-it-when-there-are-strict-rules-for-dinner-table-conversations?rssfeed=true Thu, 04 Aug 2016 01:33:05 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160803/i-hate-it-when-there-are-strict-rules-for-dinner-table-conversations Donald Trump's crisis reminds me of the fall of Richard Nixon http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160802/donald-trumps-crisis-reminds-me-of-fall-of-richard-nixon?rssfeed=true Wed, 03 Aug 2016 01:57:24 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160802/donald-trumps-crisis-reminds-me-of-fall-of-richard-nixon Backlash against Trump over war hero proves an important point http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160801/backlash-against-trump-over-war-hero-proves-important-point?rssfeed=true Tue, 02 Aug 2016 01:34:56 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160801/backlash-against-trump-over-war-hero-proves-important-point Where are all the respectable Republicans I once knew? http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160729/where-are-all-respectable-republicans-i-once-knew?rssfeed=true Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:41:07 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160729/where-are-all-respectable-republicans-i-once-knew Trump's rhetoric on crime and illegal immigration is mostly false http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160728/trumps-rhetoric-on-crime-and-illegal-immigration-is-mostly-false?rssfeed=true Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:41:34 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160728/trumps-rhetoric-on-crime-and-illegal-immigration-is-mostly-false Hillary might be an unlikely savior of the Republican Party http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160727/hillary-might-be-unlikely-savior-of-republican-party?rssfeed=true Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:03:51 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160727/hillary-might-be-unlikely-savior-of-republican-party No more chants! No more chants! http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160726/no-more-chants-no-more-chants?rssfeed=true Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:05:05 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160726/no-more-chants-no-more-chants For bitter backers of Bernie, here's a lesson in political math http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160725/for-bitter-backers-of-bernie-heres-lesson-in-political-math?rssfeed=true Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:17:11 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160725/for-bitter-backers-of-bernie-heres-lesson-in-political-math Trump is peddling nonsense about crime http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160722/trump-is-peddling-nonsense-about-crime?rssfeed=true Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:14:14 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160722/trump-is-peddling-nonsense-about-crime In politics, the enemy of my enemy is sometimes my friend http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160721/in-politics-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-sometimes-my-friend?rssfeed=true Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:54:31 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160721/in-politics-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-sometimes-my-friend At this point, Hillary seems likely to win the election http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160720/at-this-point-hillary-seems-likely-to-win-election?rssfeed=true Thu, 21 Jul 2016 02:57:31 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160720/at-this-point-hillary-seems-likely-to-win-election Mrs. Obama cribbed from Mrs. Trump's speech " eight years in advance! http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/zz/blogs/20160719/mrs-obama-cribbed-from-mrs-trumps-speech--eight-years-in-advance?rssfeed=true Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:51:36 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/zz/blogs/20160719/mrs-obama-cribbed-from-mrs-trumps-speech--eight-years-in-advance The season of poll-watching will soon hit high gear http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160718/season-of-poll-watching-will-soon-hit-high-gear?rssfeed=true Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:57:48 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160718/season-of-poll-watching-will-soon-hit-high-gear Enough already with the foolish push for term limits http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160702/enough-already-with-foolish-push-for-term-limits?rssfeed=true Sat, 02 Jul 2016 20:03:45 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160702/enough-already-with-foolish-push-for-term-limits 'Born in the USA' is NOT a patriotic song http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160630/born-in-usa-is-not-patriotic-song?rssfeed=true Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:49:33 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/blogs/20160630/born-in-usa-is-not-patriotic-song