Chicago school activist and CTU organizer Martin Ritter designed this to be used as your Facebook cover. Share it with your friends.
John Dillon’s Pension vocabulary: Pedantic Profits. Caterpillar’s Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman says that the U.S. manufacturing workforce is lagging, and education is at fault. Oberhelman, who receives $16.9 million in salary alone in 2011 and another $8.3 million in options, describes the potential workforce for his company as lacking. And he says it is education’s fault, for he has nowhere else to pick from.
I was no fan of Day Hynes, but he was sure right about Pat Quinn. And Harold sure nailed the guy.
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Rahm’s top cop says the city’s increasing violence is neither winning or losing. What’s that? A tie?
More from Tom Morello on Paul Ryan. This from Rolling Stone.
California’s Prop 32 is the corporate billionaire’s wet dream.
Politico broke a story on Sunday that a group of Republican congressmen, their staffers, and families had gone for a rowdy dip in the Sea of Galilee on an official trip to Israel last summer, with a representative from Kansas, Kevin Yoder, swimming in the buff. Is this a mini-scandal worth caring about?
What interests me about it is that two of the three founders of the GOP’s self-styled “Young Guns” — Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy — were on that junket, if not skinny dipping themselves. It’s also interesting that they kept this mini-scandal secret for a year. It makes you wonder what else happened on this junket or other outings by this cohort. Perhaps the third founding “Young Gun” — that would be Paul Ryan — can tell us. Frank Rich.