This week in The Newsroom – Tough guy in a suit. Rahm Emanuel implies that he could treat unions like Scott Walker does, but he doesn’t want to. He’s kinder and gentler. But 48 hours after his state legislation limited teacher strikes, his hand-picked Board rescinded the teachers’ contractual 4% raise. We talk about the political machinations that led to this week’s vote.
Details, schmetails. The Sun-Times’ Kate Grossman comments on our new Mayor’s tendency to glide over details, often getting things just plain wrong. She should report what the Mayor means, not what he says.
The NRA’s on one side, the gun abolitionists on the other. But Garry McCarthy says he wants to steer a center course, which he believes more accurately reflects Chicago’s values. He wouldn’t have said that if Mayor Daley was still around.
Joing Kate Grossman this week is the Reader’s Mick Dumke.