Posts tagged "Tea Party"

Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter‘s political radar this week: Democrats Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth pitched themselves on WTTW-CH 11 this week, explaining why they’re best for the 8th District congressional seat. They’ll be up against  Tea Party flamethrower and incumbent Joe Walsh, who moved to stay in... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Elections 2012: The week in review
Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar this week: This election cycle, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s camp finds itself doing something it usually doesn’t have to do: campaign. This week, Madigan’s staff sent out a jokey campaign flier attacking prison-bound former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose impeachment was... Read more »

Is the Tea Party trying to keep black voters from the polls?

I recently saw a hilarious sketch at Second City. At a polling place on election day, an election official informed voters that voting had been privatized by the Tea Party, and because of that, they were required to take a literacy test in order to vote. White voters, even the crazy, shirtless, drunken ones, were... Read more »
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Since Obama's election, has racism gotten better or worse?

I will always remember being in Grant Park the night Barack Obama was elected president. The air was thick with a kind of intoxicating magic. People were crying, hugging strangers, singing and shouting. But two years later, I think it’s safe to say the bloom is off the rose. That night, America felt to me... Read more »