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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Just like we told you by Ben Joravsky

We’ve reached an “I told you so” moment, dear readers, where I get to say . . . I told you so! It was roughly one year ago that I […] The post Just like we told you appeared first on…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:36PM
Friday, September 9, 2022

The choice is yours, voters by Ben Joravsky

Content warning: This column contains a reference to sexual violence. As I write, it’s Labor Day—traditionally, the start of the election season. That means “normal” people start to …

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:51PM
Friday, August 26, 2022

Hocus-pocus by Ben Joravsky

As the years roll by, mayors and aldermen come and go but the great Tax Increment Financing scam stays forever. Oh, TIFs, TIFs, TIFs. Haven’t written about them in awhile. […] The post H…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 01:54PM
Thursday, August 11, 2022

State of anxiety by Ben Joravsky

With each passing day, I get more anxious about the Democratic strategy of promoting MAGA candidates like Darren Bailey in Republican primaries. Oh, I understand the logic—it’s an attemp…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 02:55PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

MAGA enablers by Ben Joravsky

For over twenty years, my centrist friends have been giving me grief for presidential losses the Democrats have suffered. For example . . . Gore’s defeat in 2000, allegedly caused by lefti…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:16PM
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Biased driving by Ben Joravsky

It was a mixed-message week on the homefront. Mayor Lightfoot rolled out the red carpet for NASCAR the day before she arm-twisted the alderpeople into cracking down on speeders to make our s…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 11:06AM
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Beware, Illinois by Ben Joravsky

I think we can all agree that MAGA’s unprecedented obsession with truth in regard to the rape of a ten-year-old girl in Ohio was really a sneaky attempt to divert attention from this rathe…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:36PM
Thursday, July 14, 2022

More madness from Mary by Ben Joravsky

I suppose it’s somewhat reassuring to know people still get outraged by the MAGA madness Mary Miller spews. That we all haven’t gone numb to her lunacy—even though she seems to be sayi…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 11:32AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Trigger’s back by Ben Joravsky

As you know by now, the MAGA Six on the Supreme Court eviscerated abortion rights with their recent anti-Roe ruling, thus triggering local laws that instantaneously made abortion illegal in …

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 04:59PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

A flexible position on free speech by Ben Joravsky

In the category of things that I didn’t see coming . . . My preliminary favorite for this year’s biggest “do as I say, not as I do” hypocrite is Elon Musk. Yes, the world’s richest…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 03:36PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Not a dream by Ben Joravsky

As I lay in bed drenched in sweat, battling COVID, it came to me as in a fevered dream . . . The city council had overwhelmingly approved Mayor Lightfoot’s idea to spend untold millions on…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:59PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

False equivalence by Ben Joravsky

So there I am at my kitchen table, drinking my morning coffee and reading the latest column in the New York Times by Tom Friedman, who I disagree with more often than not. I read pretty much…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 07:00AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Listen to The Ben Joravsky Show by Ben Joravsky

Senior writer Ben Joravsky riffs on the day's stories with his celebrated humor, insight, and honesty, and interviews politicians, activists, journalists and other political know-it-alls. …

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 07:03PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

MAGA hate by Ben Joravsky

Generally, I like to tell a joke or two in these columns, looking to underscore the absurdity of politics with a little dark humor. But no joking this time. On Saturday, an 18-year-old white…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 07:00AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Footing the bill by Ben Joravsky

In the last few weeks, Mayor Lightfoot has revealed several important details about the casino she’s pushing so hard to develop, including . . . Where it will go—near Chicago and Halsted…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 07:00AM

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