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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.

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• Responses to last night’s GOP debate from Politico, the Nation, or RealClearPolitics (which also offers a roundup of others)? Kate Schmidt

• That labor unions are all but dead and why that’s pretty awful? Ryan Smith

• That the University of Alabama’s Greek machine is up to its old tricks? J.R. Jones

• About how a woman fought off a kidnapping in Logan Square? (And her advice to the ladies: “The point is to believe if some thing terrible were to happen to you, you have the power inside you to fight back.”) Andrea Bauer

• That beloved Morton Grove pizza spot Burt’s Place is no more? Leor Galil

• Jon Ronson on “Marwencol: the incredible WWII art project created by a cross-dresser who was beaten up by bigots”? (Read Gwynedd Stuart’s interview with Ronson.) Tal Rosenberg

• About Kansas City and New York libraries and baseball-book-spine poetry? John Dunlevy