Tag Archive for ‘obama’
As Obama nominates billionaire heiress Penny Pritzker for Secretary of Commerce, Chicago’s gain is everyone’s loss, says Nick Burt.
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.
The new CEO of Chicago Public Schools is only the latest well-paid mayoral proxy working to destroy Chicago schools. But there is powerful grassroots resistance to the planned CPS closings, says Kenzo Shibata.
How Obama and Valerie Jarrett Helped Launch Their Political Careers in an Outrageous ‘Urban Renewal’ Scheme
Originally published at AlterNet. As President Obama’s second term begins, and inequality, especially for black Americans, is worse than it was when Obama first took office, it’s worth revisiting progressives’ and Obama supporters’ impression of the president as somebody who might actually care about equality and helping the most unfortunate in society.
You are probably tired, angry or resigned to the evil that plutocrats do when you think about the Fiscal Cliff, the Grand Betrayal or, as I like to call it, the Unholy Grail.
We’re proud to introduce our newest monthly column, from Don Washington, progressive rabble-rouser, writer and frontman of Mayoral Tutorial.
Originally published at In These Times. With hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to desperately needed federal safety-net programs looming and the future of Bush-era tax cuts to the rich up in the air, Chicago activists brought their case to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) last week.
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.
On September 17, Occupy Wall Street will mark its one year anniversary with a spirit somewhere between celebration, outrage, and the need to reaffirm its own identity and significance. But in Chicago the Occupy movement seems to have other priorities for September, namely protesting the Democratic National Convention and supporting the likely teachers’ strike.
Originally posted at AlterNet. Despite mixed feelings about Obama, protesters fight Mitt Romney, the ‘King of the 1%.’ Politics is an elaborate chess match, and in St. Petersburg one small strike was staged against the Republican National convention on August 26 that revealed the thrust of President Obama’s 2012 re-election strategy.