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For overseas readers who don’t understand why so many Americans seethe with contempt for the elected officials who think they’re fit to condescendingly lecture the rest of us, here is just the latest example. 353 more words


Real Chi Youth Reflection: Mike Key Jr.

Hey I’m Michael Key Jr., Real Chi Youth reporter,

This fall I want to refocus myself on, if the youth feel represented, respected, and safe within political candidates campaign policies (Education, Immigration, etc.) and the current justice system. 135 more words

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Chicago's "Godfather"

Well, Al Capone he ain’t. Rahm Emanuel was supposed to be the golden child returning to Chicago to be its savior. Instead, he returned from vacation to find everybody and their second cousin wanting him to resign. 491 more words


The 2015 Political Year in Review

As the year draws to an end, it’s time to take a look back at all the best (and worst) political moments in 2015. On this podcast, we’ll dive into our annual political year in review with our guests Paris Schutz from WTTW Ch-11, Chris Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois and Bob Secter, retired Chicago Tribune political reporter. 18 more words

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The Sunday Spin Full Show 12/13/15

Its another big show this week on The Sunday Spin with no shortage of things to talk about. After our weekly spin through national politics, former state GOP Chairman Pat Brady and I will assess the GOP presidential contest. 73 more words

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Trash Animals, Queers, & the City

Below is the portion of my AAR paper re: the trash politics of Alderman James Cappleman. I have removed its theoretical context for essential reasons. Unlike my previous ‘note’ pieces on this same topic, what follows is a coherent and well evidenced narrative of what Cappleman is up to. 1,847 more words


Good Riddance, Garry McCarthy

I have lots of opinions on the firing of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Some of them conflict with each other. I’m certainly not one that knows it all and I don’t claim to. 736 more words

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