Republican Candidate for Governor of Illinois Wants to Shut Down State, Fire Union Members

Illinois Republicans and more-money-than-God have spoken and they want billionaire Bruce Rauner to be the next governor in one of the largest and bluest states in the Union. Which is scary considering that Rauner wants to shut down the entire state and fire all union members – at least according to video’d talks he’s given […]

4 Solutions To Chicago Gun Violence

We’ve talked a lot here about the root problems of Chicago gun violence over the last couple weeks. As progressives, though, I believe it’s our job to not only look at some of the problems in society, but to listen to those impacted by the problems, to analyze, and then strategize for plans to move forward together […]

Chicago Gun Violence Myths 3: Arrest the Druggies!

Rahm Emanuel was notably absent from a vigil for 11 year old Shamiya Adams, shot in an apartment during a sleepover with friends this weekend in Garfield Park, Chicago. T0 be frank, I can understand him not wanting to go; residents are restless and they blame Rahm for much of the violence. I can also […]

Chicago Gun Violence Myths, Part 2: Roland Martin and the National Guard

Roland Martin – the commentator most known for being the ascot-wearing guy on CNN – fired up the old computer box to tell Daily Beast readers that Chicago – aka “Chiraq”  – is “being lost” – which is news to Chicagoans. We’re right here and not going anywhere. In efforts to find us, I suppose, Martin says every option is on the […]

Ripping Apart the Chicago Gun Violence Myths, Part 1: Racism

It seems that whenever there’s a spate of new gun violence in Chicago, automatically every person who has ever heard of the city yet never lived here – let alone in the neighborhoods where these shootings are predominately happening – calls for more blood and/or becomes an expert on what’s wrong in my city. The Wall […]