Archive for March 2019

This moment in politics: aldermanic prerogative, patronage and Trump

This moment in politics:  aldermanic prerogative, patronage and Trump
These three subjects–aldermanic prerogative and patronage (subconscious churning of thoughts brought on by a mayoral race) and Trump’s vindication have been mixing it up inside me lately. Albeit pushed aside briefly on Tuesday while I digested the Jussie Smollett Charges-Dropped head spinner, which left two huge jaw-droppers behind: Rahm, for the first time in eight... Read more »

The Preckwinkle Package: experience, temperament, ethics and the big shoulders Chicago needs

The Preckwinkle Package:  experience, temperament, ethics and the big shoulders Chicago needs
She’s got it all, folks.  Tarring her as a political hack, a boss and simply more-of-the-same is off base.  There are things to call her out on, but not the most important things: experience, temperament and ethics.  She’s got a rare package that’s hard to find in Cook County. Don’t waste her. I met her... Read more »