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Dare to Be 100: Re-review of Zeke's Book

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I used this blog two weeks ago to preview Emanuel's new book, Reinventing American Healthcare. Such is of much importance to me as I wanted to juxtapo...

Dare to Be 100: My Doctor Is a P.A.

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I was far over-trained to perform 98 percent of the tasks that I eventually did. All of this was an orgy of self-gratification. I loved being super trained, super smart, 150 percent more competent than I needed to be. The tragedy was that I did not see my children grow up.

Emanuel Making 'Super' Move

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's national campaign co-chairman, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is stepping down to help raise money for a "sup...

Emanuel Coming To Dems' Aid To Fill Gap

The Washington Post | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a legendary fundraiser and political strategist before he won elected office, has dropped his honorary chairmanship of the...

Major White House Official Says He Won't Stay Past 2012

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley told NBC Chicago Monday that he will not stay past President Barack Obama's re-election. "I made a commitment to...

Can Emanuel Plan Help Chicago Communities Torn Apart By Foreclosures?

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

A new recovery program will rely on community groups to identify viable foreclosed properties in nine Chicago neighborhoods hard-hit by the foreclosur...

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

Obama Is Treating Friends Like Enemies and Enemies Like Friends

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Bush never treated his base as contemptuously as Obama deals with liberals. He responded to tax cut criticism by dismissing his critics as sanctimonious and fixated on purist policymaking. This unproductive response is part of a trend.

Obama's Next Steps

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.

Obama Poll Watch -- October 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's approval rating ended the month on somewhat of an upswing, at 46.1 percent.Obama's approval rating stayed remarkably steady all month long.

Obama Poll Watch -- September, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last month I rashly wrote that since Obama was starting the month on an upswing, he had a good chance of posting largish gains in September. This didn't happen.

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

Friday Talking Points [140] -- Pledging Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The White House has been in the news this past week, mostly for who will be leaving it soon. One is tempted to insert the old "will the last to leave...

Report: Tom Dart Will Run For Mayor of Chicago

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The phones are ringing. Signatures are being gathered. Groups are vetting who to support. If White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel i...

Friday Talking Points [138] -- "Candidate" Obama Returns

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America (as, likely, everywhere else) always has a seamy underside, crawling with metaphoric maggots, to anything that is mostly seen as good by the m...

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...

Friday Talking Points [130] -- Who Is This "They" Obama Speaks Of?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since we took last week off to write something patriotic for Independence Day weekend, we've got two weeks to cover today. Fortunately, every other w...

The News That's "Fit to Print" On One Side or Post on the Other

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

You know how it is when a couple is going through a divorce. So often the friends feel obligated to choose sides. Sure you do. Larry David did a pro...

Friday Talking Points [111] -- Use It Or Lose It

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama this week has successfully put the Republican Party on the defensive. This could be a fleeting thing, or it could be the start of a whole new way for Obama's administration to operate.

Palin Satire Rationalization F-Ing Laughable

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Young

(Reprinted from SteveYoungOnPolitics.com) "F--ing retarded" Presidential Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel scolding a liberal group at a private meeting a...

Congressional Democrats Blame Rahm For Health Care Collapse

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress are holding White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel accountable for his part in the collapse of healthcare reform. The emerging...

Friday Talking Points [110] -- Left Still Waiting For Rahm Apology

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats need to realize that they still have the biggest majority in both houses of Congress that they are likely to see in their lifetimes.

Special Olympics Official: Rahm's Apology Not Accepted

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Special Olympics is disputing the White House claim that its chairman, Tim Shriver, accepted Rahm Emanuel's apology for calling liberals "retarded...

Emanuel Steps Up His Apology After 'Retarded' Comment

Wall Street Journal | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington Wire reported earlier today that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel privately apologized last week to the Special Olympics after the J...

The "Let Obama Be Obama" Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's about time to start fighting for the little guy and against the fat cats. It's about time to start fighting, when it comes right down to it.