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The [Tuesday] Papers

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia will meet Tuesday for their final scheduled one-on-one debate before the runoff election, following previous events that have grown contentious as the candidates try to land blows and build momentum before April 7," the Tribune reports.

"The 7 p.m. debate on WTTW-Ch. 11's Chicago Tonight program will mark the third time Emanuel and Garcia have debated head-to-head since nobody was able to get a majority of the votes in the first-round mayoral election in February, forcing the two into a runoff."

If even a single question asked tonight is a question that's already been asked, I'll consider the charade a failure. I don't have much hope.


It's almost as if there is a list of pre-approved questions that must not be deviated from. If we can predict with a 90% success rate what will be asked tonight, don't you think the campaigns can too?


If I ran the show, I'd make sure that Rahm Emanuel knew he'd be cut off every time he mentioned full-day kindergarten and a longer school day when it's not relevant. And every question he reframes to his own liking will be asked again until he answers it - even if it's the only question that gets asked all night.


Please, please, please no lightning round asking these guys their favorite kind of pie. Please. People's lives depend on it.


I'll be live-tweeting the affair, as always.


The Beachwood Radio Hour #50: The Fioretti Fiasco, Entitled America & How Road House Explains Chicago
Most humiliating, phony, cynical endorsement ever. Plus: The Mayor 1% Song; Rahm's Debate Spin; Chicago Is Jasper; Lydia Loveless vs. Taylor Swift; and CPS's Flamin' Hot Cheetos are on fire. (With Show Notes!)

Louder Than A Burge
Plus: First Lady of the Black Press & Improbable Libraries. In Local Book Notes.

Chicagoetry: What Christina Hendricks Said
Beneath the United Center.

The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Diarrhea Planet, Miles Nielsen, Roger Clyne, Alejandro Escovedo & Susan Voelz, Earl Sweatshirt, Dana T. Leong, Lil Herb, Galveston, Bayside, Benjamin Booker, Circa Survive, Halsey, Melodime, and Nicholas Tremulis.

Editor's Note: Don't let the name put you off; Diarrhea Planet might be the best rock and roll outfit on the planet right now.


* Access Denied: Federal Officials, Data Increasingly Off Limits To Reporters.

Thanks, Obama!

(P.S. to reporters: He's also a war criminal.)

* Andrew Sullivan: Blogging Nearly Killed Me.

Call the wahmbulance, you got rich and nobody forced you to do it.

* AP Investigation: Are Slaves Catching The Fish You Buy?

Spoiler alert: Yes!

I mean, you never ask a question like that in a headline when the answer to be found in the article is No.

Also, I read the article.

But what's really important here is how global trade agreements need global labor standards or else we're all just like the slave-holding South; we've just pushed the worst labor practices to Third World countries where they're out of sight, out of mind - to us. Those are human beings nonetheless; now we're all Confederates.

To wit:


A sampling.




The Beachwood Tip Line: Chuy defeats Truman.


Posted on March 31, 2015

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BOOKS - All About Poop.


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