71 percent of Chicago cops’ street stops are of blacks

Sun-Times “watchdog” finds something that’s supposed to be disturbing if not shocking.

Street stops by the Chicago Police Department have plummeted but African-Americans continued to account for the vast majority of those detained.

Question in view of mayhem in black communities jumping out of Sun-Times pages daily and twice on Sundays: Why the heck would this not be the case?

Trump’s “Refreshing departure”

Turmoil or original way to run the ship of state? Nominees are sometimes not saying what Trump says.

Pundits have used these differences to portray a new administration born in disarray. Yet perhaps we are witnessing something else.

Such frankness from cabinet nominees is a refreshing departure from the customary spectacle of officials robotically repeating their talking points. President Trump has not only picked extraordinarily capable men and women, he has self-assuredly encouraged them to speak their minds.

“I want them to be themselves,” he tweeted, “and express their own thoughts, not mine!”

Point is, he’s something new on the scene, if you haven’t noticed, has been from the start.The writer goes on to discuss other presidents’ leadership strategies, including George Washington, who listened to all sides of an issue from his top-drawer coterie, in a meeting, questioning each along the way, and then put a plan together.

via The Method in Trump’s Tumult – WSJ

Pep talk for fans of President Slugger . . .

. . . who strikes out more than other players, at least early in the season. But was top-drawer campaigner, winning it all.

He’s the star, most valuable player, team captain. Where would the team be without him? In last place, that’s where.

It took a slugger to fire up the slumbering fans vs. the stumbling standard-bearer for the abominable other side. (What were they thinking?)

Did it with home runs at home and away, sweeping series after series in previously unconquerable Pa., Wisc., Mich., etc.

Next strikeout, remember that. Go team go.