Tag Archive: Chicago

“If I Like Your Health Care Plan” and “The Piltdown Man Signs Up for Obamacare”

Years ago, I wrote a TV movie. It was that semi-mythical thing known as a docudrama. That means the basic premise was factual, but names were changed and, more importantly, characters and dialogue were invented so that you would sit there through the last commercial. As it happens, the movie was never produced, mainly because…

Young Fatherless Elephants

Thanks to the cold-blooded murders in Oklahoma and Washington, black teenage thugs have been much in the news lately. But they’ve been newsworthy for quite a while now. It wasn’t that long ago that gangs of them ran wild in Philadelphia, forcing even the black mayor to denounce them. More recently, they ran amok here…

Attention Publicity-Hungry Murderers: Find a Tall Building

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If you are intent on mass mayhem, and want to maximize the media coverage, head for a tall building. Bin Laden and his cronies knew that, and so, it may be, did Jeffrey Johnson, who shot and killed a former colleague near the Empire State Building the other day. After shooting his victim in the…