Articles Archive for February 2015
Vote Foster and Pellaton for Wilmette Park District Board is the website launched for first time candidates Ryrie Pellaton and Stephanie Foster.
The National Review reports:
The most influential of these congregate around the deceptively named Free Press, a liberal lobby co-founded in 2002 by Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor.
His goals have always been clear. “At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies,” he told the website SocialistProject in 2009. “But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.” Earlier in 2000, he told the Marxist magazine Monthly Review: “Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism.” When I interviewed him in 2010, he admitted he is a socialist and said he was “hesitant to say I’m not a Marxist.”
Isn’t time to stop subsidizing tenured socialists who want to limit speech? Here’s more information on Comrade McChesney.
The Daily Caller reports:
The retail landscape has also changed since the malls’ heyday. Big box retail chains, like Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Staples put pressure on smaller specialty retailers. Non-mall retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and Kohl’s cut into the sales of classic mall stalwarts like Macy’s and Penney’s. Sears is a dead man walking. Large bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Borders wiped out mall staples like Waldenbooks, before being crushed by internet retail.
And, speaking of the internet, Amazon and other internet vendors have grabbed an increasing share of the retail pie. Mall retailers have responded by moving their own sales online and closing physical stores. Shopping by click has knocked brick and mortar stores for a loop.
Meanwhile, there is no evidence of some impending emptying of the suburbs and stampede to the city. From 2010 to 2013, cities grew by 2 million while the suburbs grew by 4.4 million.
Just a reminder.
Not a record, but something on neither guns nor race in so short a time — and by ten in the morning on the 3rd day, it’s maybe one with an asterisk. And on a River Forest story, where sleepiness took a long nap some years back.
Spring training started this week in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues and an intriguing preseason exercise for fans is to predict this year’s top rookies in the American and National Leagues. The local ball clubs have fresh young prospects. The Cubs appear likely to promote a pair of infielders who are ranked as baseball’s second and fifth best prospects by scoutingbook.com. Third baseman Kris Bryant is considered the second best young player (behind Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton), and shortstop Addison…
The Chicago Sun-Times