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Carol Felsenthal
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2 years
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A Talk with Ald. Will Burns: Looks Like He’s Running for JJJ’s Seat

“I personally think that in terms of hands-on work, dealing with everyday people, nothing beats being an alderman. It’s close up and personal. But the Congress lets you shape the national discourse, have a say in where we’re headed as a country. John Stuart Mill called legislatures, ‘national talking houses.’ The Congress is a forum for moving the country forward.”

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What’s Next for Jean-Claude Brizard?

The outgoing CPS CEO once described the negative effect of “revolving door superintendencies” on school districts. The average, Brizard said, was 18 months. He lasted only 17. What’s next for him?

Carol Felsenthal

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U. of C. Prof. Charles Lipson on What Romney Must Do to Win

With the polls showing Barack Obama on track to victory, the burden falls on Mitt Romney to derail the president’s train, starting with the first debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday night. University of Chicago professor Charles Lipson, who is voting for Romney, told me that the candidate is finished if he doesn’t win the first debate…

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