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Political Odds

By The Beachwood Bookmaking Bureau

For entertainment purposes only. And office pools. Updated as events warrant.

The chance that . . .

Toni Preckwinkle gets elected mayor: 50 percent. Her calling card is competence, not reform, but lackluster campaign is stumbling early.

Susana Mendoza gets elected mayor: 45 percent. Rahm 3.0; now the scrutiny begins and it won't be pretty.

Bill Daley gets elected mayor: 3 percent. Dude can raise money, but lackluster campaign is bumbling early.

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Posted on November 14, 2018

Political Odds

Political Odds

By The Beachwood Bookmaking Bureau
For entertainment purposes only. Including gambling.
Continue reading "Political Odds" »
Posted on November 14, 2018

Judge: "Deliberate Indifference" Of IDOC Mental Health Care Requires Federal Oversight

By The Uptown People's Law Center
Ten years after filing, "mentally ill inmates continue to suffer."

Posted on October 31, 2018

Punishing Bullies Doesn't Work

By Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report
Rather than targeting the bullies, one idea is to focus on everybody else's behavior. But even that approach lacks scientific consensus.

Posted on October 31, 2018

$6.5 Billion: A Low-Ball Estimate Of The Walton Family's Haul After 16 Years Of Bush, Obama And Trump Tax Giveaways

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
While Walmart's starting wage has risen just slightly over the past 16 years amid soaring grassroots pressure, the Walton family has raked in an estimated $6,510,847,623 in dividend income tax savings.

Posted on October 26, 2018

Chicago One Week Away From New Office Of Labor Standards

By Arise Chicago
If approved, Chicago would follow cities including including New York, Seattle and San Francisco in creating such an office.

Posted on October 24, 2018

After Budget Cuts, The IRS's Work Against Tax Cheats Is Facing "Collapse"

By Jessie Eisinger and Paul Kiel/ProPublica
Business owners don't pay $125 billion in taxes each year that they owe.

Posted on October 22, 2018

Less Than Year After GOP Tax Scam, Six Biggest Banks Already Raked In $9 Billion In Extra Profits

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
"These six banks have constantly chosen to use these tax breaks to enrich their shareholders and executives while laying off employees and exploiting consumers."

Posted on October 18, 2018

Fact Check: USA Today Published An Op-Ed They Agreed To Pretend Was Written By President Donald Trump That Is - Surprise - Riddled With Falsehoods. That's Just A FACT.

By Robert Weismann/Common Dreams
As I've written on this site for years, it's a deceptive, anti-journalistic practice that ought to end.

Posted on October 11, 2018

Trump-Proofing The Presidency

By Public Citizen and Citizens For Responsibility And Ethics In Washington
Because of Trump, we now know how to strengthen the system against future presidents who lack an ethical compass.

Posted on October 9, 2018

The (Not Even Close) Case Against Jason Van Dyke

By Steve Rhodes
The defense might have been better off not calling any witnesses at all.

Posted on October 5, 2018

How We Know Brett Kavanaugh Is Lying

By Jon Queally/Common Dreams
A comprehensive reader that leaves absolutely no doubt.

Posted on October 4, 2018

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