For a bid committee whose web site goes out of its way to tell the story of the 1.8 million Chicagoans of Mexican-American heritage, not a single Hispanic kid made it into the athlete video.
Anyone who wants the 2016 Olympics to be held in the United States should consider how the outcome of the 2008 presidential election will affect the choice of the host city.
In a quixotic quest for justice, a civil rights group is out to expose America's third-largest city as, according to an attorney, "the torture capital of the world."
Like everyone else in Chicago watching the Beijing Olympic Games, I'm wondering how Chicago can pull off something like this in 2016. And I'm also wo...
Proudly multi-racial, ruthlessly pragmatic, open to hustling newcomers and somewhat audacious, Chicago's unique culture is ascendant.
The viewers do not want to pay attention to whose 10 point program is best, they are watching the Olympic games. They cannot sort out the truth from the fiction and it all comes across at best as pablum.
Their failure to understand the national zeitgeist during the Olympics and their inability to inspire rather than pander and proselytize does not bode well for the next several months of political advertising.
What was Mayor Daley thinking as he sat in the stands in Beijing and watched those dazzling, nationalistic, very expensive, opening ceremonies? I wish NBC had shown a shot of "Mayor Beautify". His jaw must have dropped at the display, mouth wide open enough for a Chinese acrobat to fly inside. How the heck can Chicago compete with that?
The only way to clearly denounce the corrupt behavior of the Chinese government is to withdraw corporate sponsorship from the Olympics.