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Belated But Essential Steps to Respect

Rachel Adams | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Rachel Adams

When the people we entrust with our health and wellbeing use the term "retarded," they grant legitimacy to a word that has been deemed offensive by the culture at large. They cause harm to the very people they have pledged to heal.

Ending Chicago Politics as Usual

Amisha Patel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Amisha Patel

Though the return of this money will provide at least some relief for Chicago Public School students suffering from the school closures, teacher layoffs and budget cuts imposed by the administration earlier this year, the relief may be only temporary.

Daley Subpoenaed in Police Torture Scandal -- Will He Finally Testify?

David Protess | Posted 09.15.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

Forcing the powers-that-be to tell is the truth is an effective way to further blot the stain of the Burge era. That won't happen if Daley continues to play dodgeball. But, from what it appears at this point, that game is nearly over.

Day 7 of the Chicago Teachers Strike

Rina Ranalli | Posted 11.18.2012 | Chicago
Rina Ranalli

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpg We parents who want an educational system that can rescue those most at risk realize that no contractual agreement will solve those glaring inequalities.

Chicago Teachers Say No to High-Stakes Testing Madness

Lisa Guisbond | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Lisa Guisbond

Sometimes classroom educators must use their "Teacher Voice" to restore sanity. That's what is happening in Chicago, where striking public school teachers are shouting "enough is enough" to test-driven school reform schemes.

Mitt Romney Mentions, Ever So Briefly, The Teachers Unions

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

FAIRFAX, Va. -- It was just one line. But Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney touched, ever so briefly, on the contentious issue of teacher...

Chicago School Draws Scrutiny Over Student Fines For Small Disciplinary Infractions

AP | By TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A sense of order and decorum prevails at Noble Street College Prep as students move quickly through a hallway adorned with banners from doz...

44 Square Miles of Forgotten Men

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago
Linda Novick O'Keefe

The word "Food Desert" was coined to describe Chicago. Can the Emanuel administration truly make Chicago the city in a garden? Can they make the city that works, work for everyone?

Was Rahm Right About Progressives?

Steven Hill | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

In 2009, then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel infamously said that progressives are "fucking retarded." Lately I've begun to think he was corr...

Obama Orders Shutdown of Second City

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

President Obama has just imposed martial law in Chicago, Illinois. He will consider signing an Executive Order directing that the western border of the District of Columbia shall extend to Iowa.

The Post Election Foreign Policy Hangover

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Congress, particularly a hostile Congress, has the power to give any sitting president a major national security migraine -- and the incoming House GOP leadership has proven their determination to do just that.

Reforming California Measure by Measure

Edward Headington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

The least Californians can do is commit ourselves to fix a broken system through open primaries, redistricting reform and term limits modification.

Democracy Is Not a Tragedy

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

Rahm Emanuel's decision to return to Chicago reflects the most troubling aspect of Chicago politics: the notion that the city needs a dictator and the only important challenge is finding a new one.

Rahm Is Going

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Emanuel can leave the White House, then, with considerable pride in his accomplishments.

The Angry Left Needs Hugs and Kisses

Jules Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jules Siegel

The angry left is angry with Barack Obama. It's lying on the floor kicking and screaming and holding its breath. Goodness is not being accomplished. Injustice continues sort of unabated.

Fred Thompson Teaches the Pigs to Dance

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Joseph

Something about Fred Thompson's life mirrors the greatness of America -- how ordinary men and women answer the call to service. He was willing to serve, of course, but not obsessed by the need for power.

Sarah Palin Is Twit of the Week

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Sarah Palin's Twitter account has been rich fodder this week for those of us who enjoy that lazy summer pastime of rolling our eyes at ex-half-governors who believe they have something to add to the national discourse via social media.

Rahm Emanuel Makes You Fill Out "The F--king Census!" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Apparently the 2010 census has really been lagging in response rates. Internet sketch group 'The Full Ginsberg,' however, really understands what it t...

Whose White House? Obama's or Rahm's?

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

As we all now know, a second alleged job 'dangle' was made by the White House to a potential Senate primary candidate -- this time it was Andrew Romanoff.

Nice Miracle: May We Have Another?

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Durst

Fully 25% of Republicans believe the President is the Anti- Christ, so it seems most of us agree he has supernatural powers; we just can't agree as to whether they come from above or below.

Smooth Barack, Tricky Dick & Helpless Jimmy: What We Learn About Our Presidents in Moments Of Crisis

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Real historians tell us two things about Presidents and scandal: it's rarely the crime and usually the cover-up that derails Presidents.

Weekly Pulse: Eric Massa Backs off Health Care Conspiracy, Glenn Beck Apologizes to the Entire Country

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) punked conservative talk show host Glenn Beck yesterday by recanting his...

Saddam's Social Network Not So Foreign

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

If social network analysis is so powerful, why isn't it used more often--in intelligence and elsewhere?

The Bennet Letter: Change We Can Believe In?

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

The Bennet public option letter can only be characterized as the worst form of manipulation of Democratic voters by the White House.

SNL Takes On Rahm Emanuel's Apology For 'Retarded' Comment (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Played by Andy Samberg, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel offered up an "Even-Tempered Apology" last night on SNL for his use of the word "retarded." While ...