"Emanuel had hardly met with community groups, social service organizations, or neighborhood activists at all. His predecessor Mayor Daley, hardly known as a paragon of small-d democracy, met with such people all the time." That's a key quote from Rolling Stones columnist Rick Perlstein, who slams the Mayor and the fawning national and mainstream media coverage of him in a piece called Rahm Emanuel Has a Problem With Democracy. For more on the Mayor's paltry schedule of meeting with community groups, check the Reader story here. For a roundup of media coverage of Emanuel, good and bad, go to a Huffington Post update here. Even for someone who's frustrated with the current school system and impatient for improvements, the Mayor's jump-first, think-later approach to things is problematic. He's making more problems than he needs to, even if and when he's right.