Author’s note Sunday morning, June 23, 2019: the promising new immigration news I wrote about on Friday was just stomped on by some really bad news and a very misguided decision from the White House yesterday. An update follows my original post.
Keeping the streets safe is becoming impossible because of cowardly Democratic politics that bows to activists to keep the votes coming in. If we can’t tolerate police using force against criminals of color, then we should stop policing communities where race is more important than the law.
School teachers in Chicago are angry again. Lots of different things tick them off, especially after their union stirs them up and incites them to protest in ridiculous red shirts.
The release of an email from Bruce Rauner written years before he became governor that suggested Chicago teachers have a literacy problem escalated the war over money for the city’s debt-ridden, underperforming educational bureaucracy.
Police faced with bodies lying in the hot summer streets of a big city are a far cry from jargon-laden comments issued by the Justice Dept. and Attorney General Loretta Lynch about youth, guns, and violence:
In addition to our federal efforts, we are advancing a number of comprehensive, collaborative initiatives with state and local partners – because we understand that the best way to make a difference in communities is to work hand-in-hand with the people who live and work in our communities every day.
At the end of another abysmal 12 months Illinois can finally declare without a doubt what its greatest accomplishment was in 2015: talk. Lots and lots of talk.
This time there was a Republican at the helm.
Bruce Rauner has been sitting in the governor’s seat for a year.
Chicago wanted a liberal political machine. It got one. The last time the city had a Republican mayor was 1931 and the city council is run by Democrats. It’s not as if the left hasn’t had a chance to turn its words into deeds and run the city the way liberals think it should be run.