Sunday, September 22, 2013


Kari Lydersen's new book explains how Emanuel earned the nickname "Mayor 1 Percent."
By this time we've seen enough of Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago to know how he does business—that is, how he says he's investing in public education as he guts it, or how he claims to be cleaning up the city's books as he hands out corporate subsidies and puts public assets on the auction block.
Most of his political battles foretell his fights as mayor. It's pretty obvious that Emanuel concluded early in his career that since progressives were probably going to vote for Democrats no matter what, he really didn't have to pay any attention to them. And he didn't, as he cut deal after deal with the right.
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