Chicago’s new mayor wants to end aldermanic prerogative

By John Ruberry Chicago's reputation for corruption is well-deserved. Since 1973 there have been thirty-five members of the City Council who have been sentenced to federal prison. Likely there will be thirty-sixth soon as outgoing Ald. Willie Cochran pleaded guilty two months ago to a charge of wire fraud. In January, Chicago's most powerful alderman, … Continue reading Chicago’s new mayor wants to end aldermanic prerogative

That Pesky thing called Reality or A Nation of Sgt Taggarts in Australia

For reasons I haven't quite figured out the 1984 movie Beverly Hills Cop which was a launching pad for Eddie Murphy has been on my mind lately. With the election results in Australia one scene in particular hit me. After defying an order to leave town by the police chief Detroit Cop Axel Foley (Murphy) … Continue reading That Pesky thing called Reality or A Nation of Sgt Taggarts in Australia