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Chicago Public Schools and Other People's Children

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 06.03.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Apparently the Board of Education understands that moving students out of their home schools causes much pain and suffering, which is only acceptable for other people's children.

Janell Ross

In Philly, Democratic Political Machine Waiting And Worrying For Obama | Janell Ross | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

The way Congressman Robert Brady (D-Pa.), chairman of Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee, sees it, nothing has changed –- not the players, n...

Pardon the Troublemaker: An Appeal for an Old Friend

Christopher Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christopher Ketcham

My friend John Kennedy O'Hara, of Brooklyn, NY, has been called a "political street-fighter," a "mad dog," a "dissident." Among the incumbents who he...

PHOTOS: Illinois Republicans Selling Anti-Blago Gear...For You And Your Dog

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When it comes to picking on Illinois Democrats, Illinois Republicans have no shortage of fodder. There is the classic "Daley machine" to rail against,...

Taking the Wheels Off the Machine

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Karr

New Jersey's progressive movement should see Cammarano's demise as an opportunity. It's our chance to pry the state's Democratic Party from the patronage system that put "business as usual" before accountability.