The crime of the century from Jim’s Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club — Vol. LIII

It’s been nearly 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during a visit to Dallas, Tex., but the case continues to fascinate.
How could such a thing have happened? More importantly, who did it?

Good news for Illini hoop fans?



Illinois basketball fans have had their share of frustrations this year. But they may be getting some good news from an unexpected source  -- the NCAA.

The final solution to a hoops conundrum

In these trying times, there are great questions, and there are GREAT questions.

Hoopheads have long debated how to approach the final seconds of a ballgame ( up by three with seven seconds or less left) when the good guys (Illinois) have a three-point lead and the bad guys (Indiana, Duke, Michigan - take your pick) have the ball.

How Obama Thinks -- Or Not

An article in Forbes magazine has drawn White House ire.

Bataan - a true tale and trail of tears

Jim’s Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club: Volume LI.
As a self-described pseudo-intellectual, I’m not pretentious about my pretensions. So when I say that “Tears in the Darkness” by Michael and Elizabeth Norman is all too real — a page-turning description of a heart-rending, four year nightmare — you can believe it.

Et tu, Rahmbo?

Who’s to blame for White House fiasco?

Why Obama Needs Rahm at the Top

Jim’s Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club Volume XLIX

Ah, Johnny, we hardly knew ye. That’s what they say, but they’re wrong.
Many Americans are familiar with the broad outlines of the life of martyred President John Kennedy, who was elected in 1960. As the youngest person elected to the presidency, the 43-year-old Kennedy was a hugely popular politician cruising toward re-election when he was shot to death on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas.

Are liberals really condescending to those with whom they disagree?

University of Virginia political science professor Gerard Alexander wrote a commentary to that effect in Sunday's Washington Post.

It's pretty interesting and contains a fair amount of support for his theory. Of course, you can hear the liberals now, saying the conservatives are the ones who are condescending. Maybe they're both right.

But, for now at least, all there is to offer on the subject is Alexander's commentary.

So take a look.  You can read, can't you?

Whoops, now I'm being condescending. Sorry.

Salinger bids phonies goodby

Reclusive writer cashes it in at 91