Thank you to the Thug President for pulling Nancy Pelosi off the ledge. The Democratic Speaker of the House and the DNC were thisclose to waging open warfare against AOC and the rest of the Left in and out of the Democratic Party. Some might argue that she actually took a leap off the ledge […]Read More What’s your ethnicity?
When that thug President of ours tweeted out that elected congressmembers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley should go back where they came from I recalled the many times I and other protesters of American injustice and imperialist war were told to “love it or leave it.” Often it went along with […]Read More Another country.
By Kevin Bogardus, E&E News reporter Loreen Targos, a steward with American Federation of Government Employees Local 704, which represents EPA Region 5 employees, unfurled a banner while on stage with Administrator Andrew Wheeler. She asked Wheeler to “please support a fair contract for EPA workers,” which was greeted by applause. She then walked off […]Read More Trump targets EPA. Hitting Left welcomes Loreen Targos.
After a one week hiatus, Hitting Left was back live on Friday. Erika Wozniak came by. She is a CPS teacher and Chicago Teacher Union activist. Erika ran for alderman against the corrupt James Cappleman and is co-host along with Jen Sabella of The Girl Talk, the wildly popular monthly live talk show at The […]Read More Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers with Chicago Council member Sadlowski Garza and Erika Wozniak.
By Randolph Wieck. Originally published in the newsletter of the Louisville Chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation Dry swimming pools? Locked libraries? Fewer police? For years, many Kentuckians have carried on with our daily lives and not really taken notice of the titanic financial iceberg rising on our horizon: the plundered public pensions of teachers and […]Read More Kentucky’s pension plunder — A web of corruption.
Sue Garza, 10th ward council member and chair of the Chicago city council’s Progressive Caucus will be our guest on Friday’s show (11am. 105.5fm. Streaming at http://www.lumpenradio.com). Garza supports a fair workweek ordinance. We will talk about it on Friday. I also want to talk to Sue about the push to move to a $15 […]Read More Why can’t the cheap eats workers subsidize my burger?
In reaction to one of last summer’s violent Chicago weekends, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson blamed prosecutors and the courts. Johnson, who has called for tougher punishment in the past for those convicted of firearms offenses, said “as long as we fail to create repercussions for carrying and using illegal guns, or more importantly, hold […]Read More Is Superintendent Eddie Johnson a repeat offender when it comes to the incarceration solution
There is no hiding the fact that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Party leaders have decided to aim their main fire at the Left Wing of their party. Let’s ponder the reasoning behind this strategy. Is she and are the Party elders looking at the polls that show most of the top tier of […]Read More The Pelosi Rules: Aim Left in a dangerous game.
In a July 5th editorial on public employee pensions, the Chicago editorial board once again tried to sell their spoiled pension baloney, thick sliced. Pritzker and Lightfoot ought to reach the same realization Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached: The best, perhaps only way to tame the pension python is to amend the state constitution’s rigid pension clause. […]Read More When it comes to pension obligations the Mayor is right and the Trib is the same as it ever was.
Les Perelman and I have been friends since our time together at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. For years Les taught writing across the curriculum at MIT until he retired and created a computer program called Babel which exposed computer-based writing assessments. Recently Les has been working with the New South Wales Teacher Federation in […]Read More My friend Dr. Les Perelman on the dangers of edu-business.