In what was for me a dizzying overload of riches, Mayor Lightfoot delivered her budget speech at roughly the same time that Mayor Rahm’s financial disclosure statement went public. Hello, Monday morning! My takeaway from reading them side by side is this: the rich get richer and the poor get platitudes. Same as always. OK, […]
For the last few days, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other prominent lefties have sounded the alarm to Dems across the land. Do not support President Biden’s nomination of Mayor Rahm as ambassador to Japan. As he—Rahm, not Biden—buried evidence of murder in the Laquan McDonald shooting. And Dems have responded with their middle fingers metaphorically […]
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, […]
The old Democratic bosses have been taking a beating.
Karen Lewis knew you don’t make a lot of friends in high places when you stand up for teachers and poor kids.
It’s hard to get outraged about the Steans-to-Cassidy handoff when Marjorie Taylor Greene’s on the scene.
The new Michael Reese TIF plan tries to undo the damage of the old one.
Mayor Lightfoot channels her inner Mayor Daley.
The coronavirus pandemic was made worse by years of public health cuts.
Mayor Lightfoot’s TIF “reform” does not tell you how much the scam costs.
Mayor Lightfoot vows to change the city from the ways of Rahm.
The great debate: Was Mayor Rahm worse than Mayor Daley?
The coalition lost the vote but changed the narrative
on police spending.
Chicago would rather solve a phony problem than deal with a real one like the lack of affordable housing.
Lightfoot and Preckwinkle claim to be progressives but they stayed away from the front lines during the great fights of the Rahm years.