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“Thanks for the 5 million in TIF money,” says Penny Pritzker on a protest sign during the CTU strike of Fall 2012. (Photo: Sarah-Jane Rhee)

Pritzker Cashes Out

As Obama nominates billionaire heiress Penny Pritzker for Secretary of Commerce, Chicago’s gain is everyone’s loss, says Nick Burt. In surveying potential nominees for Secretary of Commerce, President Obama had a few options. In one scenario, he could cull the ranks of mainstream corporate industry for one of the unapologetic capitalist elite. Or he could reward […]

Satirical graphic at a No Keystone XL pipeline protest near an Obama $32,000-a-person fundraiser at Getty Mansion on April 4. (Photo: Steve Rhodes)

A View From Washington: Our First CEO President

If you’ve been thinking that Obama is a Democratic President fighting for a historic compromise called the Grand Bargain for whatever reason, you do not understand what is actually happening, argues Don Washington. President Barack Hussein Obama is our first CEO President. You probably don’t think of President Obama as a CEO, and you should […]

The wreckage of Malort (not from the Occupied Chicago Tribune debate party). (Photo: Scott Fitzgerald, Creative Commons)

“Familes Are Being Crushed”: A Debate-Night Live Blog

As some two politicians take to national TV to discuss the country’s woes, Occupied Chicago Tribune contributing editor Nick Burt offers running comment on tonight’s presidential debate. 7:56 p.m. Democratic campaign spokeswoman, prefacing the debate: “The American people are going to see the choice they’ll have in November.” Indeed, that’s why Occupied Chicago Tribune staff […]