(Yes, I'm trying to get some hits with that title.) The Sun-Times articles I mentioned below include a story about some apparent Russian mob types who brought several Latvian women to Chicago with promises of big money for go-go dancing and then forced them to work in all-nude strip clubs and took all their money. The situation apparently came apart when the women began to … [Read more...] about Sex Slaves to the Mob!
The Sunday Chicago Sun-Times has an article about the decline of the Chicago mob. No story about the mob would be complete without mentioning Al Capone, and this is no exception. (As a Chicagoan, I'm still amazed by Capone's lasting fame. Visiting college students from Egypt, India, and China all knew they were coming to study in Al Capone's town.) The gist of the story is that … [Read more...] about A Great Chicago Traditions Lives On!
Jonah Goldberg Defends Bill Clinton? No, not quite, but Jonah writes in defense of hypocrisy by society's leaders, advancing the proposition that leaders should lie to hide their unseemly side, lest the masses mistake it for virtue and try to emulate it. I wonder if he felt that way about Bill Clinton. By this theory, weren't Clinton's enemies revealing information that was … [Read more...] about Jonah Goldberg Defends Bill Clinton!
Just flipped the Public bit on the Blogger settings page. Five hits so far, all from me. It's a start. … [Read more...] about Going Public
The good professor discusses Eric Alterman's analogy between Iraq and Vietnam. He asks, So, the question raised by the Vietnam analogy here is: Are we serious about winning? And who, exactly, is going to intervene on a massive scale to stop us if we look like we're going to win big? Well, there are several places from which opposition could arise. Most obviously, there are … [Read more...] about Who Will Stop Us?