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Arthur C. Brooks, the current president of AEI, is also an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. He writes wonderful, inspiring pieces that just don’t jive with his position as head of a ...
by cherrymapin
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 02:59 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
After a deadly Fourth of July weekend, let's reflect on crime in Chicago using some public information that apparently the Attorney General missed Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Attorney General Eric ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 12:40 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Q . How do you go about doing that ? [... that this country is moving very rapidly toward an oligarchic form of society , where a handful of billionaires control the economic and political life ...
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 09:16 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
In his Pity the Billionaire , Thomas Frank talked about (among other things) how and where the Democratic Party has gone wrong. Although Democrats apparently didn't know it, the Great Recession ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 02:29 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Since retiring from my "day job" I've taken a break from blogging. Now that I have more time on my hands I've been engaged in more hands on activism. I volunteer for the Harris County Democratic ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 69 comments on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 01:52 PM PST with 76 Recommends
Shares of Bootstrap, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOT) surged to another all-time high today, as the company announced that it's eliminating all American jobs and shifting production to countries without a ...
by Eric Stetson
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 05:28 PM PST with 7 Recommends
"Crony Capitalism is an outsourcing of American jobs plus walmartization of the whole country" - I.G. Many people around the world think that USA is a capitalist society with a free market. Nothing ...
by Elik Yuzhnij
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 04:34 PM PST with 9 Recommends
New report charges racism in city priorities, investments A major study released by the Grassroots Collaborative on October 8, 2013, charges that the City of Chicago, ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 02:31 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
This makes me sick to my stomach: U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum won the first-phase construction contract for California’s high-speed rail. As the article notes, her hubby-...
by Smoke and Mirrors
Comment Count 78 comments on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Yesterday, we saw Chris Christie rank as the "hottest" politician (followed closely by HRC) in a Quinnipac survey. The support Christie gets from Democrats continues to vex and confuse me--as I have ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 06:29 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
All the bloggers and writers of op-ed pieces in newspapers these days are saying what everyone else is saying (and already knows)....high and long-term unemployment for the past 5 years, crappy jobs,
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 02:52 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
NOTE: This is a commentary about the 1950s, corporations, the glorious South, taxes, labor unions and the GOP --- and why Republican workers constantly vote against their own best interests. This ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 03:24 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
As we hear they are building great server farms to store all our information we find that the NSA can't even keep hackers out of their own website. Anonymous disables the National Security Agency’
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 35 comments on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 09:02 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Southern California Edison has finally admitted that their crippled rattletrap of a plutonium factory is no longer profitable enough, despite massive and continuing public subsidies, for them to ...
by Sandino
Comment Count 44 comments on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Alderman Cardenas' Proposed Chicago Charter School On Toxic Site: EPA Lists Site as a Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun May 05, 2013 at 09:28 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
In one of the most brazen attempts to usurp even the authority of the powerful Rahm Emanuel Mayor of Chicago, Alderman George Cardenas of the 12th Ward is trying to push through the Chicago Zoning ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 04:23 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Just in the past 25 years alone, there were over $2.22 trillion in corporate bankruptcies --- and that's just for U.S. corporations filing for $10 billion or more (If you care to peruse the data at ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 06:07 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
In the continuing investigation by Substance News into Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett it has now been independently confirmed by two State agencies that the CEO of the third largest ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 10:56 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
In an ongoing investigation of the illicit activities of the Chicago Board of Education Substance News has definite proof under the standards of the Office of Inspector General to terminate the ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 03:05 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Oh Mr. Breuer you did us so wrong. And you did the right thing when Max Smith at PBS busted you for your incompetence (collusion?) and you bowed out...and then we all said, "hey, I wonder what he'...
by aguadito
Comment Count 231 comments on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 04:18 PM PDT with 173 Recommends