Obama’s “Chicago style politics” is actually Republican Politics

As the Obama campaign has allegedly unleashed its terrifying “Chicago thug politics” on Romney about his ongoing Bain Capital love affair, the righties of our nation, and particularly the Romney camp, are aghast at what they view as the pure, well, thuggery of it. Seems odd that, with all the jabs at President Obama over the years for ascending politically via classic Chicago style politics, they don’t expect to see some signs of it from time to time.… [Read more]

Chicago’s South Side Self Identity

Something unique about growing up on Chicago’s south side was all the amazing people I met.  From teachers to friends and family, I learned valuable lessons of trust, camaraderie and fairness.

The lessons that I learned then resonate now.  What’s strange to me today when I look back is how if I met half these role models today on the street or in social circumstances that we’d have very little in common.  … [Read more]