• Plato, the cave dweller

Circling various points without actually making any of them is something I’m pretty good at, so I’m quick to spot it in others. The headline on John Kass’s Tribune column Sunday was “A win for Chicago bossism will be loss for democracy,” which isn’t exactly what Kass was saying, but when a headline writer is playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey he’s got to stick his pin in somewhere.