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Which of These Stories Work for You? You Have Two Days to Decide

Norman Lear | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Norman Lear

I'm a story teller. And I keep thinking about the life stories of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. In some ways, both are right out of the American storybook. Of course, some of the details would indicate that the truth can be bent.

Betting His Legacy on Public Participation

Shunit Harpaz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shunit Harpaz

There is a great potential for a positive change in our society, a change where people take charge of serving the public, living a life that is meaningful and satisfying.

Don't Dis Community Organizers

Scott Kurashige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kurashige

I hope Sarah Palin understands that most Americans are not on a first-name basis with their mayor. In places like Chicago, community organizers engage citizens in the practice of democratic action.

Hillary's Best Incarnation Yet (Hail to the Community Organizer-in-Chief!)

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

All the critics who made fun of Obama's community organizing experience (Sarah Palin, are you listening?) were toothless wonders.

President Obama: Altgeld Gardens Expecting Big Things From Its Former Organizer

Chicago Public Radio | Linda Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Chicagoan Barack Obama becomes President Obama, it's just natural that his fellow Chicagoans will have big expectations of him, and his administrat...

The Real Barack Obama, Circa 1996

Karen Chassin Goldbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Chassin Goldbaum

Unlike the hundreds of thousands who show up for Barack's message of hope and change today, on that evening there were maybe a dozen of us in the modest carriage house.

Attacks on ACORN Based Not on Facts, But on Fear of 1.3 Million Poor People Registering

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

ACORN, along with Project Vote, just announced that they had registered 1.3 million poor people this year. No wonder the GOP is up in arms. They're scared of too many poor people preparing to vote this year.

Truly a Bridge to Nowhere

Rob McKay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob McKay

How dare the Republicans look down their noses at Obama and thousands of other organizers who put community, and yes, country first by trying to make life a little bit better for other people.

Jason Linkins

John McCain Cancels Habitat For Humanity Event | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign sent out a press release this morning, announcing a schedule change: ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential cam...

Barack Obama: Forensics on the Southside

Markus Ziener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Markus Ziener

For the first time in a long time, we have a presidential contender who knows the hardships of the simple life -- and the tricks to stay afloat in a city like Chicago.

Defining Obama

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Obama is being described as unelectable, as incapable of connecting with working class voters, and as someone who might be uncomfortable with patriotism. Obama is being defined by others. It's time for him to do the defining.