by Jay Nordlinger

So now Chris Matthews has told us that the word “Chicago” is racist. I realize that every single word out of a Republican’s mouth is racist, including “and” and “the” — but “Chicago,” in particular?

When I think of Chicago, I think of the Daleys, Georg Solti, the Sears Tower, Al Capone, Mrs. O’Leary, and Ernie Banks.

Well, you got me on Ernie Banks, I guess.

What a sad, screwy country this is. Race, our national god, has made us crazy . . . 

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