A major issue that divides the Democratic Party candidates running for president is Medicare for All. The Democratic Party establishment candidates like Biden, Klobuchar and their current front runner, Pete Buttigieg, have come out strongly against Medicare for All. Buttigieg argues in favor of an awkwardly named program he calls Medicare for All Who Want […]Read More Weingarten’s health care “choice” has echoes of Janus.
Dan Webb represented Bill Gates and Microsoft in the United States v. Microsoft Corp, the New York Stock Exchange as chief counsel in a dispute involving $120 million in compensation paid to their former chairman and CEO Richard Grasso, General Electric in a price-fixing case, Philip Morris in its $300 billion tobacco-related litigation. His law […]Read More Kim Foxx has made Cook County the mass exoneration capital of the U.S.
The Illinois Democratic Primary is March 17th with early voting starting March 2nd. Unlike the 2016 primary campaign, at this point many of the nation’s unions haven’t yet issued endorsements. Part of the reason may be the expanded field of candidates, which in 2016 just pitted Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders. Some teacher locals have […]Read More Teacher union political endorsements.
One of the things that impressed me about last night’s Oscar ceremonies was the New Zealand Maori screenwriter Taika Waititi’s acknowlegment from the stage. The Academy would like to acknowledge that tonight we have gathered on the ancestral lands of the Tongva, the Tataviam, and the Chumash. We acknowledge them as the first peoples of […]Read More Watching the Oscars and thinking about acknowledgements.
At a meeting this past week, Chicago Teachers Union delegates rejected a call to endorse Bernie Sanders. The AFT’s Chicago affiliate will remain neutral in the March Illinois primary. 136 votes not to endorse, 121 to endorse, and 28 abstentions. Chalkbeat reported, “Educators say the votes not to endorse were a result of a variety […]Read More More on union endorsements and political action money. No CTU endorsement for Bernie.
Not that long ago I hosted four local journalists on a Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Brother Mike was on the road that week. By the way, that same group, Adeshina Emmanuel, Jackie Serrato, Steve Rhodes and Curtis Black will be back on our February 28th show. At the time the news had broke […]Read More Hitting Left. Strip mining the Chicago Tribune.
After putting in 103 years, the actor Kirk Douglas died yesterday. Activists of my generation will always remember that scene in Spartacus. But my favorite Kirk Douglas movie was Lonely Are the Brave. We watched it again last night. Shot in black and white and made in 1962, it is a simple story of a […]Read More Lonely are the brave.
Check out MSNBC try to make sense of how Bernie wins both the first and second rounds of voting yet is somehow supposedly trailing in delegates 🤔#BernieWon pic.twitter.com/WLk8sv56x7 — Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc) February 4, 2020 Why is it Wednesday morning and we still don’t have the final tally of the Iowa Democratic caucus? How does […]Read More Iowa?
Tuesday morning. The Iowa Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee just handed Trump another gift. And Pete Buttigieg declared victory last night with zero percent of the vote counted. I met DNC Chairman Tom Perez at a party on Block Island last summer. Nice guy. He should resign. When I think of all the […]Read More Trump loses Missouri. Democrats lose Iowa. Buttigieg declares himself the winner with 0% of the vote reported.
My brother Mike and I have been doing our radio show and podcast for three years now. For only the second time in the three years we decided to invite no guests and just talk for an hour. We’ve had these conversations off the air for years, usually at a Logan Square coffee place once […]Read More Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers on the day Trump beat the impeachment rap.