How to Win the Teacher Union War on Students

In most large cities it is clear the teacher union have a huge effect on how their school districts operate. This dynamic was on full display during the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) strike last year.  One of the most contentious items during the strike was the expansion of charter schools and the closure of more […]

Obituary for Jack Roeser

Via Miller Funeral Home Jack Roeser, age 90 of Barrington, passed away on Friday. Jack was the youngest son of Irene and Otto Roeser. He was born in Chicago in 1923. He lived the “American Dream”. As a young boy he designed free flight airplanes winning national championships. These experiences inspired him to become an […]

Colorado School: Students not allowed to celebrate America!

  A Fort Collins Colorado High School decided that students could nor celebrate America during the schools spirit week. The students wanted to call it “Merica Monday” and of course have everyone that wanted to wear their red , white and blue. Administrators shut down the idea as reported by Fox News: “They said they […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Champion News!

Read the accounts of the First Thanksgiving from the people who were there. PRIMARY SOURCES FOR “THE FIRST THANKSGIVING” AT PLYMOUTH There are 2 (and only 2) primary sources for the events of autumn 1621 in Plymouth: Edward Winslow writing in Mourt’s Relation and William Bradford writing in Of Plymouth Plantation Edward Winslow, Mourt’s Relation: […]

Minimum Wage Response

I was on the radio debating a liberal guest and he brought up minimum wage. I said I didn’t believe the minimum wage should be increased and a friend of mine, who was listening, sent me a text message with the following link attached: http://www.raisetheminimumwage.com/facts/entry/amount-with-inflation/ Here is my response. First, the points from the article: […]

Conservatives and Hispanics: Why a marriage is possible

By Israel Ortega, Guest columnistGiven last year’s lopsided loss in the presidential election, a marriage between conservatives and Hispanics may sound ridiculous. After all, President Obama handily won the Hispanic vote by a tune of 71 percent to 27 percent. Although the vote was closer here in the Sunshine State (60 percent to 39 percent), […]

The Meyers Report: Model for US Industrial Recovery

Some American companies have figured out how to compete successfully with foreign labor markets. Consider Otto Engineering in Carpentersville, IL. The company produces control systems for civilian and military aircraft, and they are better at it than China, Indonesia, Thailand and India. “The key is consistent quality and efficiency,” said Jack Roeser, founder of this […]

The Pledge

SPRINGFIELD – The other day I was trying to give my 7-year-old daughter a lesson in patriotism and the proper way to care for the U.S. flag. I explained that the flag should never touch the ground. I added if it becomes worn or tattered, it should be destroyed with dignity either through burial or […]

Flag Day – Ragged Old Flag

“Ragged Old Flag” I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench, an old man was sittin’ there. I said, “Your old court house is kinda run down, He said, “Naw, it’ll do for our little town”. I said, “Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit, And that’s a ragged old […]