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by Josh Kalven
5:42pm
Fri Jun 27, 2008

Boston Globe On Obama And The "Grim" Side Of Low-Income Housing Development

Today, the Boston Globe printed an important front-page article on the complicated world of privately-run affordable housing developments in Chicago. The piece uses Barack Obama's associations with local developers who benefited from affordable housing subsidies as a hook. ...
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by Adam Doster
2:19pm
Mon Jun 23, 2008

On Taxes, Obama Imperfect -- But McCain Abysmal

There's a critique to be made of Barack Obama's tax plan from the left: at a time when massive public investment will be needed for many of the Democrat's primary domestic goals -- health care, alternative energy, infrastructure improvements -- the $700 billion worth of ...
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by Josh Kalven
3:17pm
Mon Jun 16, 2008

Rhodes Calls Obama's Father's Day Speech A "Farce"

A persistent skeptic of Barack Obama, Beachwood Reporter founder and editor Steve Rhodes represents a truly independent voice and his skewering of the presidential media coverage this election cycle has oftentimes been spot-on. But occasionally Rhodes seems a bit too trigger-...
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by Adam Doster
12:34pm
Fri Jun 13, 2008

The Empty Suit Argument

It seems that conservatives will lob two major critiques at Barack Obama this election cycle. Straight from Nixonland, the first is based in what Mark Schmitt has called the identity politics of Americaness. Obama shouldn't lead this country because he's too cosmopolitan, ...
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by Mose Buchele
10:21am
Fri Jun 13, 2008

Obama's Purported "Suburban Women" Problem

A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has been getting a lot of press lately. While showing that Barack Obama enjoyed a noticeable bump in support from women since Hillary Clinton exited the presidential race, the survey appears to indicate that Obama is less popular than ...
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by Adam Doster
1:31pm
Thu Jun 12, 2008

Chicago's Shrinking Middle Class

Is the middle class disappearing? Michael Lind theorized this was the case back in 2004, writing that America had "always also been an economic paradise for the middle class—at least until now." A new and comprehensive report by the Brookings Institution provides ...
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by Mose Buchele
10:34am
Tue Jun 10, 2008

Robo Call Alert: Illinois Targeted by Freedom's Watch

A heads up from the AP: the GOP group Freedom's Watch will be treating the Prairie State to an "onslaught" of robocalls targeting Barack Obama and opposing the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act. From the looks of it, the calls feature all the usual scare ...
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by Josh Kalven
12:53pm
Mon Jun 9, 2008

Tribune's Dold Overlooks McCain's Immigration Flip-Flop

Appearing on WTTW's Chicago Tonight on Friday, Tribune editorial page editor Bruce Dold suggested that Barack Obama and John McCain share the same position on immigration. Watch that claim -- as well as Dold's assertion that Obama suffers from an "elitism divide"...
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by Adam Doster
12:22pm
Mon Jun 9, 2008

Byrne And Kass Worry Aloud About Obama's Illinois Ties

By calling 70 percent of Americans "get-out-of-Iraq-right-now zealots," Dennis Byrne's column in the Tribune today starts off on the wrong foot. Unfortunately for him, it doesn't really recover. Here's the thesis: But if Obama's affiliations with the likes of ...

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