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In case Cubs fans weren’t arrogant enough when they were proud losers, the instant transition into expecting a long dynasty upon winning the World Series made them even more annoying. Plus the team is owned by the vile Ricketts family, which includes this asshole and this other asshole. Meanwhile, not only are the White Sox […]

Rahm’s Chicago

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On July 5, 2017

Rahm Emanuel’s new education policy is senseless on the face of it. To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must sho

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Stop and Frisk

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On September 28, 2016
Simon Balto has a rejoinder to Donald Trump’s fearmongering call to institute stop and frisk policing in Chicago. See, Chicago has a long history with this. It’s not a good history. Legally constructed in the 1960s, stop-and-frisk was forged in a political moment that, much like our own, was governed by racial fears and anxieties, […]

CTU Strike

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On April 1, 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union, which in 2012 had one of the biggest and most important strikes of the last decade, is back on the picket line today for a 1-day strike. Like the 2012 strike, this is about

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How They Shut It Down

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On March 14, 2016
Here’s a really good rundown on inside the protest that shut down the Trump rally in Chicago. “If you want to leave, y’all can do that,” Lewis told the woman at his side, leaning in close so she could hear him. While he felt comfortable promising that she wouldn’t get punched, he could not assure […]
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Unionize the Charters!

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On November 21, 2015
One of the best strategies for dealing with the union-busting charter schools is to unionize said charters. That is happening, especially in Chicago. There are difficulties in reconciling an anti-charter position with organizing those teachers, but the unions can work that out. Unionizing these schools are the nightmare of Michelle Rhee, Campbell Brown, Arne Duncan, […]
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