Tim Meegan, independent progressive takes on Deb Mell

Chicago's Municipal Election is six months away (Feb 24), but already it's shaping up as a battle royal with strong challenges to Rahm's corporate kleptocracy being mounted by solid progressive left candidates. 

In the 33rd ward progressive challenger Tim Meegan is mounting a serious campaign again the incumbent, Dick Mell's daughter Debra, who got her aldermanic seat the old fashioned way, appointment by the mayor.  Dang those pesky elections.  Read more »

A Cop's Take on Ferguson

By Militant Apathy, Daily KOS, Mon Aug 18, 2014

As I watch the events in Ferguson Missouri I can't help but think about my own time in law enforcement and just how much I've changed since I wore the badge.  Read more »

Jorge Mujica, Socialist Aldermanic Candidate -- Making Space for the Left, Pt. 1 of 2

Chicago Municipal Election are six months away (Feb 24) but already it's shaping up as a battle royal with strong challenges to Rahm's corporate kleptocracy being mounted by solid progressive left candidates.  Here is an interview with one challenger, Jorge Mujica.  Read more »

Progressives, Let's Fight for Power Not just Influence

By Bill Bianchi, PDA-Chicago

A Populist Moment Needs a Long Term Strategy

In his set-up piece to the Nation's recent print forum, Progressive Strategies in a Populist Moment, Robert Borosage, president of the Institute for America's Future, says we're living in a populist moment in great need of strategies to gain real power so we can make our economy “work for the majority, not just the few." 

New Emanuel PAC created to "destroy" eight progressive alderman

By Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times, August 5. 2014  Read more »

Andrew Cuomo, Serial Abuser of Progressives

By Bill Bianchi, PDA Illinois

BREAKING NEWS: U. S. Attorney Warns Cuomo on Moreland Commission Case  Read more »

Karen Lewis inches closer to run — crafting exploratory committee

By Natasha Korecki, Sun-Times, July 15, 2014  Photo - Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Karen Lewis’ potential bid for Chicago Mayor has moved beyond just a thought — it’s  an “organic,” growing movement, the fiery Chicago Teachers Union president said. 

Detroit: We are litigating whether citizens have a right to water? Here? Now?

Walk on the Water

By Charles Pierce, Esquire Magazine, July 18, 2014

DETROIT -- The march began at Washington and Larned, just down the block from Cobo Hall, where the Netroots Nation hootenanny was being held. There were nurses, and retired steelworkers with looted pensions, and guys dressed up like Robin Hood.

Amara Enyia Dares to Challenge Rahm... "because we have to" Parts 1, 2, 3

Can Amara Enyia become the Next Mayor of Chicago?

How does the 31 year old daughter of Nigerian immigrants dare to take on Rahm Emanuel and his millions?  What issues will she run on and how does she plan to win?     Read more »