Privilege is ultimately front and center here. Mr. Cisna could have stopped his fast-food diet at any point. Many Americans, however, are beholden to unhealthy eating out of necessity. We owe it to them to help build a healthier food system, rather than hold up fast-food chains as beacons of health while simultaneously chastising individuals for making "bad choices."
Rahm is betting that the voters of Chicago will forget about the countless things he has done to continue to harm working class communities across the city. He is attempting to do a few "good" things just in time for his attempt at a 2015 reelection. Unfortunately for Rahm he doesn't realize that Chicago is a city of historians who don't forget.
If you are reading this, you likely know I left a highly successful, self-titled show at MSNBC last June in search of meaning and purpose in my work and life. I had lost both after 18 years in Manhattan, and it was a three-tour Iraq combat Marine and his war-protestor wife who pointed me in a new direction.