Mike Klonsky's Edu/Pol

Michael Klonsky
Global Politics, Eye on Chicago & Democratic Education
Created 29 Sep 2021
  • No, Latin America is neither our backyard nor front yard.
    22 Jan 2022about 14 hours ago • 1 min read
    Rights are to be taken, not requested; seized, not begged for. — José Martí (Inside the Monster: Writings on the United States and American Imperialism) For me, President Biden’s interminable press co...
  • In case you believe all that nonsense about 'no one is above the law...'
    18 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
    The Justice Department’s decision to charge Oath Keepers with seditious conspiracy last week makes clear that prosecutors consider the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol part of an organized assault to prev...
  • Weekend Quotables
    17 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    Chicago 1968 Samuel Adler-Bell America has long lived by this dictum, that our union depends on collective acts of amnesia — ex obliviis unum. Indigenous genocide, the subjugation of women, the enslav...
  • Dr. King and the 'great irony' of vaccine inequality
    15 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    In Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail, he wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single ga...
  • If Trump is the virus, DeSantis is the new variant
    14 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    “And Trump is not somebody who’s going to sit back. He created DeSantis. And he fundamentally believes that he can destroy DeSantis.” — Nikki Fried, Florida Agriculture Commissioner I know it must be ...
  • Schooling in the time of Omicron
    12 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
    What was it all about, anyway? (Updated) — The safety agreement passed by a slim majority, with nearly 56% of the Chicago Teachers Union voting yes. — WBEZ Union officials wouldn’t say what negotiatin...
  • Weekend Quotables
    10 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    Edge of the City, 1957. “I was the only Black person on the set. It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made was tantamount to representation of 18 million people.” -- Sid...
  • 'A dagger at the throat...' But who's holding it?
    08 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    This is so wrong… Dick Cheney returns to the House and receives a warm welcome . . . from Democrats — Washington Post When I think of Dick Cheney (I try not to), I recall his curt response in the Spri...
  • The January 6 coup attempt failed. But its leaders are still at large.
    06 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    A year ago today, a mob of Trump supporters, including white supremacist militia groups, neo-nazis, and Proud Boys, violently attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the legitimate results...
  • School and union leaders need to come together and find a way to open schools safely
    05 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
    Students and parents leave Darwin Elementary in Logan Square on Monday, the first day back to school from winter break for Chicago Public Schools. Nader Issa at the Sun-Times: Chicago Public Schools c...
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