It was a mixed-message week on the homefront. Mayor Lightfoot rolled out the red carpet for NASCAR the day before she arm-twisted the alderpeople into cracking down on speeders to make our streets safer. So one day the mayor is cheering on stock car racers to go faster. And the next she’s sternly demanding motorists […]
In the past, politicians have co-opted progressive language from organizers in the Black liberation movement for their campaigns, hoping to win the Black vote.
While most of you were probably not paying attention, another Republican announced he was running for governor. That makes four. Or five if you count Mancow, who had talked about running. I don’t blame you for not paying attention to the Republican primary for governor—as the election’s not until June of 2022. Gubernatorial primaries used […]
I suppose it’s only appropriate that President Biden announced Mayor Rahm’s nomination as ambassador to Japan at roughly the same time as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan, like Rahm’s reign as mayor, has come to symbolize the deceit and treachery of leaders who claim they’re looking out for us when, […]
Something weird is going on when Joe Biden acts like Bernie Sanders.
Biden’s $2T infrastructure package would dramatically beef up funding for transit, vehicle electrification, and Amtrak.
And meet his bosses—corporations and the investor class.
It’s time to deplatform the right-wing Tribune columnist.
When politicians sell out to win, we all lose.
What a Reader contributor saw as a first-time election judge
He wrote this column Monday and said the winner would be . . .
She’s exactly the kind of judge corporate donors support.
Aaron Sorkin rewrites Chicago history to help beat Trump.
Channel that anxiety and put it to use, Democrats.
The fights are fake but the folks pulling the strings behind the scenes are real.