Shameless.

I have to admit that I was taken by surprise when I first read the breaking news that some rich parents were busted for bribing their rich white kids into some elite universities. If it was illegal, I thought,  for wealthy people to give huge sums of money to clout their kids into elite schools, […]

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Jane Saks stops by Lumpen Radio’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Democracy, expanding the canon and an opera in Ramallah.

Jane Saks is an artist, organizer, thinker and what some would call a connector. For Jane, democracy is an act of inclusion. Which means that Jane gets involved in putting on an opera based on the the Greek mythological god Pan in Chicago’s Garfield Park on the west side. Except the story changes with each […]

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Chicago mud.

The story being spread by the Preckwinkle campaign is pretty sad, reflecting poorly on whoever on Team Toni decided it was a good idea to throw mud at Alderman Scott Waguespack, a friend and alderman of my neighboring 32nd ward. In fact, the ward line puts the 32nd across the street. The guy is so well-liked […]

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State Rep Martwick and TRS Tier III.

State Representative Robert Martwick, who chairs the GA’s pension committee, continues his defense of Illinois’ public pension Tier III. In our exchange, which you can find in the comment section of the Chicago Teachers Union Facebook page, Martwick accuses me of ignorance regarding the state’s teacher pension system and the legislature’s most recent messing with […]

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The polar vortex couldn’t keep the crowds away from Chicago’s Bernie rally.

    Chicago. Politics is our favorite sport. It’s only a few days  since two African American women, chair of the Cook County Democratic Party and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and attorney Lori Lightfoot, made history by winning the primary in our mayoral election. Last night, Bernie Sanders arrived for his second major […]

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