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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