Sunday week in review.

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Chicago is a union family town. Photo: Unite Here local 1.

This week’s art.

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This week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers podcast. Mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green. Art and incarceration, the 96 Acres Project with Chris Coleman and Maria Gaspar.

 

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Tweets.

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Blog posts.

A Labor Day story. The Haymarket and the day Bill Neebe met his grandfather.

Learning how to deal with Steve Bannon from the University of Chicago. Remember when they invited him to speak?

And Rahm makes three.

Truth and lies about Rahm Emanuel.

Chicago’s next mayor. Looking forward. Looking backward.

Keeping retirement real. The teacher pay penalty and the issue of money versus benefits.

Sunday rain. Give them an inch and they will take a Lincoln yard.

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Stop this thing. Building a city for the ultra-rich.

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The week’s art.

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The week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers and guest, Alderman Ricardo Muñoz.

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Tweets.

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Blog posts.

A police killing and a school firing. Some Monday morning questions.

I’m outraged and I want an investigation.

Joe Crowley is on the Working Families Party line in New York against Ocasio-Cortez and Joe Lieberman supports him.

Russia, NRA, Rodney Davis and the IEA?

Congressman Rodney Davis. Social justice is the litmus test.

Keeping retirement real. Regressive taxation and living in the city.

It’s Sunday.

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Students at Washington High School on Chicago’s Southeast Side show a picture of what kids call “the Washington waterfall.” It’s a big hole in the school’s roof. Water and tile fall from it, making passing periods dangerous, they say.

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Encore podcast of Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers with Karen Lewis Jennings.

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Tweets.

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Blog posts.

In the wake of Janus, another comeback for Ben Velderman.

Getting the Midwest wrong. How the Democrats lost to Trump.

NEA Representative Assembly. Allies and enemies.

A city only the rich can afford to live in.

NEA RA. Opening membership to education allies.

Rahm can’t even deliver garbage cans. Or maybe that’s the plan.

Watching the NEA RA from afar.

NEA RA. Applauding David Hogg one day and defeating an anti-NRA New Business Item the next.

A hot Summer Sunday.

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Saturday. June 30th. Chicago. Photo: Fred Klonsky

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Drawings.

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Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode 73. Guest: Lori Lightfoot.

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Tweets.

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Blog posts.

On the nature of civility.

The Chicago Tribune and the 3% teacher salary cap.

A thought about Janus from a union guy who walked the walk.

The Chicago Tribune lets the cat out of the bag about Janus: Public employees should have no collective bargaining rights.

Freeloaders and scabs.

Keeping retirement real. Rally for immigrant rights. Hot town. Summer in the city.

Fathers’ Day Sunday.

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Fathers Day. Logan Square Farmers Market.

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An article I’m posting for Fathers Day that I wrote for Jacobin in March of 2017.

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The week’s art.

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This week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers with Joanna Klonsky and SEIU’s Greg Kelley.

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This week Twitter favorites.

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Blog posts.

The cap on Illinois teacher’s salaries. Don Harmon and the Illinois General Assembly act like Janus.

So long Eddie. Our loss. Edward Eugene “Oil can” Sadlowski (September 10, 1938 – June 10, 2018).

In California primary, despite spending millions of dollars backing Villaraigosa, charter school backers get a smack down.

The Fifty-Year Plan: A mid-term report. June, 2018.

Talking is better than war.

 The nutty Trump trolls, the Korea agreement and Democrat cold-warriors.

Rahm’s priorities. Public schools? No. A billion dollar tunnel.

Keeping retirement real. “You’re no better than Scott Walker.”

April fool’s Sunday.

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The week’s drawings.

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This week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Guests Dr. Therese Quinn and Dr. Jeffreen Hayes. #MuseumsSoWhite.

 

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This week’s Tweets.

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Blog posts.

Public pensions. What now JB?

Baby steps in the fight against south east side killer pollution.

Sun-Times editorial supports fair income tax. Ralph Martire on Hitting Left.

Paul Vallas. The third stooge.

Kentucky pension theft is sewage. Teachers shut it down.

“Aunty Em! Aunty Em!”

 

 

Oscar Sunday.

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The week’s art.

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This week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers podcast with Marie Newman.

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Tweets.

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Blog posts.

For Trayvon Martin.

The worst Democrat in the nation.

In West Virginia union teachers are striking in a no-strike, right to work state.

A strike is a strike and then there’s West Virginia.

Charter schools become a debate issue in the Illinois Democratic primary for governor.

Thursday. West Virginia teachers have not cooled off.

The Illinois Education Association is confused (at best) on gun control.

Rauner’s pension cost shift appears dead. As I predicted.

Keeping retirement real. The Democratic primary. Where were these people when we were fighting for our pensions?

Will Oklahoma join West Virginia in a state-wide teachers strike. This is the future eveywhere if the Court rules for Janus.

The week that was.

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Drawings:

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This week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers podcast with Scott Smith, Niketa Brar and Elibeth Greer.

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Tweets:

 

Blog posts:

Zorn sneers at Biss’ change of heart on pensions. But Zorn’s solution to pensions was also unconstitutional.

The Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn on public employee pensions: “If these truly are the battle lines, I’m afraid this policy fight’s going to get ugly.”

Congress may roll back parts of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Make a call.

Rauner adopts Madigan plan for pension cost shift to local school boards.

Rauner’s pension cost shift, cuts to retiree health care is unconstitutional and not politically sustainable.

I’m not getting into the gun debate.

 

This week.

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Rest in peace, Wally Moon. Photo: My Fairfax High School fellow alum, Sam Kane.

Drawings:

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Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Wednesday’s show with Anne Shaw. And Friday’s show with Marijke Stoll, Crystal Laura and Bill Ayers.

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Tweets:

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Blog posts:

Cook County Commissioner Boykin goes after Karen Lewis. What?

 My students did finger painting. Ka-boom!

Sad news. Three deaths. Trump’s sick opportunism.

The IEA. When electability bites you in the ass.

Parades and windy speeches.

 John Tillman and the scam that is the very profitable non-profit Illinois Policy Institute.

Keeping retirement real. Right wingers, Trump and the need for differentiated blogging.

Thinking about learning styles.