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John Laesch: Quinn Picks Republican Running Mate

Quinn Picks Republican Running Mate

By John Laesch, Progressive Fox, November 9, 2013  Read more »

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 »

Nurses Condemn Detroit Water Shutoffs, UN Calls Human Rights Violation

Detroit water shut-offs condemned as threat to health

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New York: Teachers Unions Turn Against Democrats

Teachers Unions Turn Against Democrats

By  Jonathan Chait,  New York Magazine, July 8, 2014   Read more »

Joravsky: Chicago's TIF Program Moves Deeper into the Shadows

An obscure administrative maneuver keeps tax dollars flowing into the mayor's slush fund.

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Gun Nuts are Terrorizing America - The Watershed Moment Everyone Missed

Gun nuts are terrorizing America: The watershed moment everyone missed

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Chicago Aldermen Want a $15 Minimum Wage in Their City, Too

Chicago Aldermen Want a $15 Minimum Wage in Their City, Too  Read more »

CivicLab's 'Democracy Design Studio' To Launch New Tools, Programs For Activists

CivicLab's 'Democracy Design Studio'   Read more »

Robert Koehler: Going Deep - Race and the Third Rail

Going Deep - Race and the Third Rail

 By Robert C. Koehler, Common Wonders, July 3, 2014  Read more »