Posts in category "Rahm Emanuel"

Is Tammy Duckworth a sure bet to beat Mark Kirk for Illinois' Senate seat?

This article originally appeared in June 27, 2016 issue of The Weekly Standard: Down-Ballot Blues Can Mark Kirk escape the Trump taint? Distant newsrooms have sent word to Chicago that Republican moderate Mark Kirk is dead meat in his bid to win a second term as Illinois’s junior senator. He reliably tops newspaper lists of... Read more »

My Weekly Standard article: Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Resign?

Who cares? Chicago’s problems run much deeper than one bad mayor Rahm Emanuel still is Chicago’s mayor. So far, anyway. Not that any serious students of the Chicago Way expected Emanuel to resign, even in the face of accusations that he covered up the brutal shooting of a black youth by a white cop. He... Read more »

Great time for a strike, CTU. Do you have s... for brains?

Chicago has been a union town for as long as any living person can remember. From the West Virginia coal fields to the Detroit assembly lines, Chicago has stood shoulder to shoulder in the early days of organized labor in the struggle for a better life for working men and women. In Chicago, railroad, slaughterhouse,... Read more »
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Personal PAC, Fred Eychaner and big money bought an Illinois supreme court justice victory

Last minute personal smears by radical pro-choice group funded by big money contributions and backed by Rahm Emanuel’s Democratic machine carries the day for Illinois Supreme Court justice. Never heard of Fred Eychaner? Then you need to read this post in With Both Hands, a blog by a genuine Chicagoan, Pat Hickey. Eychaner is the Daddy Warbucks... Read more »

Chicago's urban gentry vs. Chicago's real neighbors

Pat Hickey again hits a bulls eye with his analysis of Chicago’s direction: The Urban Gentry largely childless, secular, affluent and educated scorns the bootless and unhorsed breeders who send their kids to Catholic schools and retain the values of the parish as well as citizenship over Progressive doctrines- they always have and they always... Read more »
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