The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Guilty” on the South Side of Chicago

November 22, 2017

In the land of opportunity and law and order, poverty is in itself a proof of guilt. Today’s 3D Definition: Guilty As reported in Time magazine, “A Cook County judge on Thursday threw out the felony drug convictions of 15 black men who all say they were locked up for no other reason except...

There’s More to Chicago Gang Violence Than Meets the Eye

December 15, 2015

Writing off the children growing up in Chicago’s ghettos as lost causes will only ensure the continuation of the cycle of violence. There’s a bullet for everyone in my neighborhood. You just have to dodge it or not be around when the gunman puts it in the cartridge, cocks it and aims. As...

Why Barack Struggles with Syria

August 17, 2013

There is little appetite within Obama's camp to feed the military-industrial cabal. Even before I had gone to war for the first time, it had been visceral among us. In our smoke filled cellars, cradling our Kerouac, we would rail ''MFs up against the wall" at the mere thought...