John Laesch: Quinn Picks Republican Running Mate

Quinn Picks Republican Running Mate

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W/Video: Huffpo: Chicago School Board Votes To Allow 35 Per Classroom, 2,700 Teacher Layoffs Possible

Despite protests from students, parents and teachers, the Chicago School Board voted unanimously to allow Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman to make major changes to the system Tuesday.

The board approved Huberman's emergency budget plan, which could lead to 2,700 teacher layoffs and give district officials the power to raise class sizes to up to 35 students.  Read more »

Bill Bianchi: Obama/Democrats' Dilemma: Trying to Sell a Lemon


In his speech before Congress Wednesday night, President Obama did accomplish some positive things that will improve his political standing and shore up his political base, which had been eroding recently due to weakness in the face of attacks. But he and his party still face a serious, perhaps, insurmountable dilemma.  Read more »

Lori Wallach: Obama trying to sell TPP in Japan

Listen to Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, on The Ed Show.  She gives the low down on President Obama’s current trip in Asia and his attempt to close a deal on the odious Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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David Sirota: Can Robin Hood Tax Curb High Frequency Trading?


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Susan E. Douglas: I Know Weather Porn When I See It

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Mike Klonsky: Are you ready to rumble? Looks like we have a candidate.

Are you ready to rumble?  

By Mike Klonsky, Small Talk Blog, April 14, 2014  Read more »

Matt Taibbi: ‘U.S. Treats Pot Smokers Worse Than Wall St. Criminals’ [VIDEO]

“Matt Taibbi: ‘U.S. Should Be Ashamed. It Treats Pot Smokers Worse Than Wall St.

Q&A: David Sirota's hold-nothing-back social media strategy

David Sirota's hold-nothing-back social strategy

Don Rose: Here's how to get Chicago an elected school board

How to Get an Elected School Board for Chicago  Read more »