Archive for April 2015

While we're on the subject of sociopaths….

Today I am turning my blog over to friend and neighbor Debbie Borman, a law professor at Northwestern University.  She has something very interesting to say about sociopathy–stemming from the case of the Boston Marathon bomber, as well as the just sentenced Chicago-area murderers in Bali.  Since we host the marathon in the South Loop... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: The Aftermath

I can't stand Rahm:  The Aftermath
It’s been two weeks and the condolences are still coming my way.  People call, email and talk to me in person:  “How are you doing?” they ask as though there’s been a death in the family or the diagnosis of a fatal disease. “Well,” I tell them, “I feel kind of the way I felt... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: a man with this much rage is not the man we need to lead Chicago

I can't stand Rahm:  a man with this much rage is not the man we need to lead Chicago
Five weeks ago today, I said I was going to explain in a series of posts exactly why I can’t stand Rahm.  And in so doing, I learned more about this man (and the trouble we have in Chicago) than I ever imagined. Mayor Emanuel’s “weakness” is so much more than arrogance, so much more than... Read more »
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I can't stand Rahm: Vote for Garcia, not against your best interests

I can't stand Rahm:  Vote for Garcia, not against your best interests
This morning I am turning over my blog to my South Loop friend Jim Borman, who has posted here in my place twice before:  a post on homelessness, and one on violence.  Both posts were met with acclaim!  Today, Jim weighs in on the choice that we have on Tuesday.  As far as I’m concerned,... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: he's a suburban snot millionaire hedge fund groupie

I can't stand Rahm:  he's a suburban snot millionaire hedge fund groupie
I stole what I’m using for a title here from a Facebook comment–put on my wall by a non-Chuy supporter, in trying to explain why he’s not.  (That’s not to say he’s a Rahm supporter, by the way.) It came up in a Facebook discussion about what Chuy should have said when badgered by Phil... Read more »