Author Archives: Jim Bowman

Jim Bowman covered religion 1968-78 for the Chicago Daily News, since then has written books, articles, etc., mostly on corporate history but also on religion (Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968), and more recently on politics (Illinois Blues: How the Ruling Party Talks to Voters, —, Kindle). Longtime Oak Park, Illinois, resident, he lives now on Chicago’s North Side, where four of his and Winnie’s six children live close by.

Trump’s White House keeps pot boiling

I see this White House tip sheet and see how well it’s done and how attuned to the political demands of the season, and think of the last previous Republican president and his flaccid response to such demands.

GW gave us an example of longsuffering while dropping the ball politically — and this while holding the highest of political responsibility. Likable guy, as was his father before him, but not presidential.

via News | The White House

Knew what she was doing, she did.

And was glad she did it!

List: 32 Bloomberg Bans as Mayor of NYC

Tells us more about him than what he said about farmers or black and hispanic workers long time ago. His record shouts.

Burn Down the DOJ and Start Over

Man on fire with this idea.

Public credits Trump more than Obama for booming economy

Let’s hope so.

Especially in view of Obama’s hopelessness when he [his man] called the dismal economic performance “the new normal.” 

via Public credits Trump more than Obama for booming economy

Love Hurts: Progressive Income Tax Would Hit More Than 4 million Illinoisans With Marriage Penalty

Oh no!

Senator — now top of the heap — Don Harmon’s favorite legislation, going back to his mere #2 status, as detailed in Illinois Blues: How the Ruling Party Talks to Voters .


Teens Are Deleting Instagrams Almost as Fast as They Post Them

A sign of wisdom among the young? I think so.

For many teens who have been on social media since they were in the single digits, grappling with their emerging adulthood in real time is forcing them to take a hard look at how they present themselves. As a result, they are routinely culling their Instagram feeds and deleting posts just days or even hours after they go up.

Deciding what’s printable, becoming editors. Every writer needs one.

“My generation is getting so much better at managing who we are online,” said Bree Ford, a 16-year-old in Harrisburg, Pa. “There have been times when I’ve been frustrated with something and I’ll post about it and then I don’t want it up there anymore, so I delete it. No one needs to see that if I’m going to get over it in an hour.”

Words of wisdom.

more more more at WSJ

When Rod Blagojevich Comes Home, His Ravenswood Neighbors Say They’ll Be Glad To See Him

He was fun to have for a neighbor, apparently.

via Block Club Chicago

11 Best Craigslist Alternatives To Sell Your Stuff

Now and then helpful . . . 

Facebook Marketplace
Decluttr or Music Magpie

via On Line Tech Tips

Bloomberg to face off with rivals at Nevada debate

And the knives, they are out.

In a potential preview of what Wednesday’s debate might hold, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) accused Bloomberg at a rally over the weekend of trying to buy his way to the Democratic presidential nomination.

Somehow I think Bernie is on to something. And Elizabeth?

. . . in a tweet on Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said that having Bloomberg on the debate stage would allow the other candidates to show “how we each take on an egomaniac billionaire.”

My advice to the Donald is to take notes. That “egomaniac billionaire” thing has possibilities.

via The Hill’s Campaign Report

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