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A lamentation for churches closed at Easter by the coronavirus pandemic

From the Right / John Kass /

The ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was last closed during the Black Plague of the 1300s. Then came the coronavirus pandemic.

And now a video circulates across social media of the caretaker, a Muslim man whose family, it is said, has reverently tended this holiest of all Christian churches since the 1100s.

The caretaker ...Read more

Unmoored amid the coronavirus

From the Right / John Kass /

During this coronavirus shutdown, as so many of us have become unmoored, finding it difficult to process all the changes we're facing, I wondered:

What's the safe way during the pandemic to tell the neighbors you're moving after 25 years in your home?

You can't hug them. Email is so infuriatingly sterile. Handwritten notes on fine stationery ...Read more

Washington chews on a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package

From the Right / John Kass /

When governments frantically throw more money than they can afford at a crisis -- and we're throwing trillions (yes, trillions) at the desperate war against the coronavirus with that federal relief package out of Washington -- two truths are self-evident.

One was famously expressed by Rahm Emanuel, the discredited former mayor of Chicago who ...Read more

What we'll learn about ourselves, and our nation, during the coronavirus pandemic

From the Right / John Kass /

After the first of those oddly comical fistfights over toilet paper in grocery stores, and before the possibility of horrific battles over respirators in the weeks to come, I committed an act of coronavirus defiance.

I sat in a comfy leather chair in the neighborhood cigar lounge and lit a fine maduro cigar.

Why? Because I wanted to sit and ...Read more

Coronavirus just another reason to avoid salad bars

From the Right / John Kass /

Even with all the media attention on coronavirus, we're missing the really big story:

Those disgusting hot food bars and salad bars at various supermarkets and food courts near you.

People put their hands on the lettuce. They cough on the olives. Multiple hands touch the ladles and spoons.

And government does nothing.

Consider that video ...Read more

To fight Biden, Sanders should learn how to say 'Comeback Kid' in Ukrainian

From the Right / John Kass /

As Joe Biden climbed out of his political grave, CNN anchors were so excited they wriggled like puppies about to wet the carpet and called him "The Comeback Kid."

Biden did make a spectacular comeback on Super Tuesday. But what about Bernie Sanders?

With 60 percent of Democratic Party delegates still up for grabs, with the Democratic Media ...Read more

Biden's lie about Nelson Mandela and the dog that didn't bark

From the Right / John Kass /

There was much angry barking directed at Bernie Sanders during the most recent Democratic presidential debate. But the Bernie Bros shouldn't worry, because it still looks like their guy is on his way to securing the Democratic nomination.

That's not the only story from the debate in South Carolina. There is more to politics than the barking for...Read more

Trump's commutation of Blagojevich buries presidential promise about 'draining the swamp'

From the Right / John Kass /

Now that President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- who shook down a children's hospital and tried to sell a U.S. Senate seat -- what should Trump do with his big promise?

That promise about "draining the swamp"?

Trump should take his promise, dig a hole, and bury it. It's the least he ...Read more

Fear of Bernie has pushed Democratic bosses over the edge

From the Right / John Kass /

Bernie Sanders' victory in New Hampshire has driven the Democratic Party establishment into mass hysterics.

Now they rush to embrace multibillionaire Mike Bloomberg, the former Republican mayor of New York City, to save them from President Donald Trump.

Bloomberg is buying this thing.

They're afraid of young people voting. But if they want a ...Read more

Trump impeachment backfires on Democrats, and Nancy Pelosi has a meltdown

From the Right / John Kass /

The partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump finally passed, mercifully, like a kidney stone, with Democrats grimacing helplessly during acquittal in the Senate on Wednesday.

It's over.

The cable news networks loved it because they love a show but there was no real drama. Americans knew for months how this would turn out. They knew ...Read more

Justice Thomas' hero's journey shown in new movie

From the Right / John Kass /

What happens in America when a black intellectual who was born into the crushing poverty of the Jim Crow South dares stand up to challenge white liberal Democratic orthodoxy?

He is marginalized, socially hamstrung, ridiculed in ugly racist terms and compared by a leading liberal journalist to "chicken eating preachers" taking "crumbs from the ...Read more

Establishment Democrats face a dilemma: How to do in Bernie Sanders without alienating his young voters

From the Right / John Kass /

Bernie Sanders is a survivor, but can he survive the orchestrated media onslaught that seems determined to bring him down?

At 78, Sanders has survived a heart attack, and the loathing of the Democratic Party establishment and its compliant media wing.

He survived that recent vicious and shameful CNN takedown accusing him of sexism for ...Read more

Trump Impeachment Theater a farce to protect the federal administrative state

From the Right / John Kass /

The partisan farce that is President Donald Trump Impeachment Theater is a political puppet show, a diversion that covers a truly titanic battle obscured by the dancing marionettes.

The audience knows how the Democratic impeachment show ends, with likely acquittal by the Republican majority in the Senate.

Some must figure Trump's impeachment ...Read more

'Richard Jewell,' Nicholas Sandmann and the media mob

From the Right / John Kass /

While watching Clint Eastwood's great new film "Richard Jewell," about the heroic security guard of the Atlanta Olympics who saved lives only to be savaged by the media mob, I thought about another innocent.

Nicholas Sandmann, the kid from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. He suffered the same kind of agony and humiliation.

It was ...Read more


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