Four Books To Help You Master Chicago Politics :... →
The term “Chicago politics” gets bandied about whenever people complain about what they see as corruption and abuse of power. Republicans often apply the concept to President Obama, who calls Chicago home. Earlier this year, presidential candidate Mitt Romney called one of the president’s appointments “Chicago-style politics at its worst,” and Illinois Republican Aaron Schock once described...
Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages... →
Corporate profit margins just hit an all-time high. Fewer Americans are working than at any time in the past three decades. Wages as a percent of the economy are at any all-time low.
Job: Associate Producer of Digital Media, Fresh... →
nprfreshair: Internet friends: I’m leaving Fresh Air at the end of the summer to go to medical school. Here’s the job posting for my gig. -Mel Update: If you’d like, you can continue to follow me @mkramer or here on Tumblr.
Black Metropolis: A Bronzeville Q & A
In collaboration with the Metropolitan Planning Council, the Morning AMp is broadcasting live from the Bronzeville Coffee and Tea House next Wednesday, June 27 from 8 to 10 am. This special show will cover the retail development of the neighborhood and feature conversations with local business owners, residents, and members of the Bronzeville Retail Initiative. teamvocalo-btw: (Photo via...
The Chicago Transit Authority announced Wednesday it will make $1.8 million in a...– CTA to offer fare passes on Groupon - Chicago Sun-Times
S.H.A.M.E. Report: Malcolm Gladwell →
Yasha Levine is an investigative journalist and a founding editor of The eXiled. His newest venture is the S.H.A.M.E. Project which aims to “Shame the Hacks who Abuse Media Ethics.” From Malcolm Gladwell’s highly paid speaking gigs at pharmaceutical companies, to economist Steven D. Levitt’s misrepresentations of research to disprove global warming, we look at the ways our...
On the Radio with Ben Franklin and John Adams →
marcmuszynski: I was lucky enough to join Ben Franklin and John Adams at the Vocalo Radio Studio this morning and talk about our experience since they’ve come to Chicago!
Young Heat fan's 'good job, good effort' cheer... →
A real Peace Prize Thursday warm-up… toasterwaffles: “The Miami Heat are real winners. It doesn’t matter if they win or lose. In my heart they win every single game,” Meyer said. “In my heart, every year they get the championship.” I want the Heat to lose so bad but damn if this kid ain’t everything that is right with America.
Rundown for Feminist Wednesday, 6.6.12
Body Image and Swim Class: Oak Park and River Forest High School, along with several other Chicagoland schools, mandate swimming classes and some require that students wear a school issued uniform. A recent story by the Tribune about the threadbare suits effect on students’ egos got intern and OPRF grad Remy Schwartz reminiscing with some friends. CAASE: 2 years ago the Chicago Alliance...
The real obscenity is that people drink that water, that they have no choice but...– Obscenity: I Know It When I See It – The New Inquiry West Virginia coalfield activist Maria Gunnoe was questioned by Capitol Police after testifying in front of the House Committe on Natural Resources. She submitted this photo in a slideshow, which was removed before her testimony anyway.
Chicago risks losing more than 91,000 of its parkway trees — triggering removal...– Aldermen warn: Treat city’s ash trees or risk losing nearly 100,000 - Chicago Sun-Times Fuck you, tiny adorable murderer! (via sexartandpolitics)