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Tribune Columnist Trusts Airlines To Do What's Right With Boeing Planes

By Thomas Chambers

Adapted from an actual note our very own Tom Chambers sent Thursday to Tribune columnist Steve Chapman after reading his "Trump's Unwise Decision To Ground The 737 Max 8 And Max 9."

Mr. Chapman,

Late on deadline and had to crank one out?

Your lack of information on the 737 Max situation is appalling.

The 737 Max is not a tweak of the old 737. It is almost virtually a new plane, hot-rodded off the old 737, with substantially new and different engine configurations and software that is supposed to control new aeronautics on an old chassis.

Boeing used its clout with the FAA and Trump to keep the plane designated a 737 so as not to put it under more testing and approval scrutiny.

The FAA is also allowing Boeing to certify its own airplanes in a classic fox-in-the-henhouse scenario. European nations depend on America's FAA to certify American planes, and then do some follow-up evaluation. Simply said, other countries, include emerging Third World nations, depend on the FAA as the source of their confidence in American planes.

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Posted on March 15, 2019

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By The Beachwood Bookmaking Bureau
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Posted on March 12, 2019

Tribune Columnist Trusts Airlines To Do What's Right With Boeing Planes

By Thomas Chambers
These are corporations that have run roughshod over local, regional and national entities in this country for decades.

Posted on March 15, 2019

ICE Targeting Immigrants Based On Automatic License Plate Reader Data Supplied By Illinois Police Departments

By The ACLU of Illinois
ACLU of Illinois calls for end to information-sharing programs; sends letters to departments in Lombard, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove and Mundelein.

Posted on March 14, 2019

Charter School Cap Efforts Gain Momentum Across The Country. Here's Why.

By Matthew Gardner Kelly/The Hechinger Report
Charter school expansion drains dollars from local districts. To say otherwise is to be misinformed.

Posted on March 10, 2019

A Long Look At Lori Lightfoot

By Steve Rhodes
This was the week she finally won my vote.

Posted on February 22, 2019

The Chicago Board Of Elections Is A Mess

By The Office Of Inspector General
Meanwhile, the board's commissioners challenged the inspector general's authority to audit their operations, and refused to cooperate.

Posted on February 4, 2019

Amara vs. University Park - And An Ugly Pattern Of Dissembling

By Steve Rhodes
Extraordinary e-mails reveal candidate in a nutshell.

Posted on February 24, 2019

Resentence Jason Van Dyke

By The MacArthur Justice Center
Judge Vincent Gaughan had to work the law really hard to arrive at the most lenient sentence he could conjure.

Posted on January 30, 2019

United States Doesn't Even Make Top 20 On Global Democracy Index

By Andrea Germanos/Common Dreams
We're No. 25 - behind 24 other countries who are better democracies than we are.

Posted on January 29, 2019

Today's Worst People In Chicago: High-Ranking CPD Supervisor, Streets And San Laborer, Public Health Official

By The Office Of Inspector General
Lies, deceit and horrible judgement.

Posted on January 25, 2019

Inbox: Cook County Gang Database, Lincoln Yards TIF, City Colleges Strike Rally

A busy day on tap sticking it to The Man.

Posted on January 24, 2019

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POLITICS - Steve Chapman's Misplaced Trust In Airlines.
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PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Chicago's Muslims React To New Zealand.

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