Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Tribune, Rauner, abortion, & preferential treatment

I learned from writer Bill Ruthhart (and Bruce Dold, who was quoted in the piece) in the Tribune on Christmas Day last year that [Mayor Rahm Emanuel]’s press office was told “if he writes something newsworthy…something that has a strong … Continue reading

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Real sex robots — um, good?

As a veteran law-enforcement officer and feminist, I feel some relief that actual women and children might catch a break from being abused if men who want to rely on sexbots, rather than breathing human partners, can get them. Some … Continue reading

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Fake-Smiling Big Sugar

It isn’t Toni Preckwinkle laughing all the way to the bank, not on our behalf nor her own, through all this. argument over Illinois’s sugary drinks tax, a good-riddance to a bad thing that’s been hard won and a long … Continue reading

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CPS: Don’t inflict Burge on 7th & 10th graders!

Open letter to CPS, Chief Education Officer Jackson, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, et al: I am a graduate of LaSalle Elementary (1972, now LaSalle Language Academy) and Lane Technical High School (formerly boys only; I was one of only two girls … Continue reading

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Sugary drinks tax? O, the humanity!

To anyone getting in a lather about the soft-drink tax, there are more important things to consider and do rather than driving to the next county for your fix. And if you can’t stand the thought of not having a … Continue reading

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