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Mike Bloomberg keep your dirty money out of our politics

Mike Bloomberg keep your dirty money out of our politics
Former New York City mayor and robber baron, Mike Bloomberg is willing to spend “whatever it takes” to support politicians who believe his tyrannical and despotic world view. Bloomberg will spend millions to support county elected officials who voted for and back the Cook County sweetened beverage tax. As we know, politicians in Cook County... Read more »

Eric Barry wrote a hate letter to Chicago

Eric Barry wrote a hate letter to Chicago
Eric Barry, you wrote a goodbye hate letter to Chicago in the Huffington Post. It went viral on social media and you were rightly ridiculed. You relocated to Chicago from San Francisco in 2014 and left our great city three years later full of disgust. From your piece, it seems you are full of self-loathing if... Read more »

Congress can make history passing a new immigration bill

Congress can make history passing a new immigration bill
Chicago is a city of immigrants. Modern Chicago was built by immigrants. At one point in Chicago’s history, four out of five people came from someplace else. Illegal immigration has been a major problem for over five decades. The United States Congress did nothing except patchwork to fix the problem. This country needs an immediate... Read more »
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Chicago Public School system needs mandated oversight

Chicago Public School system needs mandated oversight
The Chicago Public School system is broken. Chicagoans will once again be penalized for the political, fiscal, and operational malpractice and malfeasance of the past. Chicago Public Schools will again raise property taxes to fund systemic failure. Home owners of all classes will suffer. Rents will increase, hitting the working and middle-class hardest. With all... Read more »

Is Chicago's real motto 'Abattoir by Lake Michigan'

Is Chicago's real motto 'Abattoir by Lake Michigan'
Another weekend, another round of murder, mayhem, and bloodshed. The past weekend is described as worse than Independence Day. Week after week the murder and mayhem numbers roll in. The violence continues unabated. Grief, pain, frustration, and anger are palpable. In 1917, H.L. Mencken called Chicago, “gargantuan and inordinate abattoir by Lake Michigan,” about the famed... Read more »

Once upon a time in Crook County

Once upon a time in Crook County
In a world where know-it-all holier than thou corrupt tyrants ruled, a rebellion was brewing. Rebellion the right way, the American way, the capitalist way. The rebel’s ancestors resisted in a past dystopian world. They rebelled against prohibition, gambling, prostitution, and other supposed sins the tyrants repressed. For decades rebels profited from vices people demanded. Booze,... Read more »
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Bughouse Square Debates celebrate free speech

Tooker Alley, location of the Dill (Dil) Pickle Club.
In 1986 the Newberry Library revived the Bughouse Square Debates. The annual event is a celebration of the freedom of speech. It is held on the last Saturday in July in Washington Square Park, across from the library. The event coincides with the Newberry Library Book Fair. The book fair is one of the largest used book sales in... Read more »

Where is the outrage over murder and mayhem

Where is the outrage over murder and mayhem
Reading the news is a monumental waste of time. It is predictable. Day after day, week after week, month after month, the news media spews manufactured political outrage. Donald Trump leads the outrage headlines and stories. There are other outrage stories about the social wrongs politicians are supposedly inflicting on the populace. The news media... Read more »

Tony Fitzpatrick gives opportunities to artists

Tony Fitzpatrick gives opportunities to artists
Yulia Kuznetsova is an artist from Moscow. Putin’s Russia, where women have a very little voice to speak out. Yulia met Nadya Tolokonnikova, of Pussy Riot, who spent two years in prison. She considers Nadya a role model. Yulia is determined to become an American citizen. Living in America taught her about freedom. A freedom she... Read more »
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Can the Sun-Times be saved

Can the Sun-Times be saved
Chicago has an illustrious newspaper history. Many early papers, including the Chicago Tribune, made their early profits as printing companies. News reportage was a secondary add-on to the printing business. Prior to the Civil War, Chicago had 11 daily papers and 23 weekly publications. Most of the papers did not last long. Many papers were... Read more »