Arne Duncan, the great white hope, spouts nonsense on a peace march

Chicago Newspapers

Promoting a better, softer approach:

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan weighed in on the recent crisis, saying that entering more people into the criminal justice system does not solve the issue.

“Our guys in the street, they’re just looking for family. It’s the wrong family. We all have to be the family,” Duncan said.

Our guys who kill each other and others “looking for family”?

These are the words of a man preparing to run for office, John Kass writes, asking if we “miss[ed] the big Chicago mayoral campaign coming out party for Arne Duncan the other day.”

He’s part of that Democrat insider progressive/corporate clique that now runs Chicago. He’s been repeatedly mentioned as a mayoral candidate. And there he was the other night at that stop-violence march with several TV cameras in tow.

You get it now?

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How’s your day going so far? Are you safe?

Writers & Writing

July 14, 2021

Bastille Day, commemorated by twin flags side by side on a house on Bryn Mawr, U.S. and francaise.

“My friend” “Be safe” “Have a nice rest of the day” — OK words of our day, heard from several gentlemen closing down their Starbucks sidewalk confabulation.

Famous 20th-century writers Beckett and Joyce ended their careers writing “more and more for their own pleasure and interest.” “Seemed to,” at any rate. Also “seemed to leave more and more readers behind.” (p. 7 of Lydia Davis’ Essays One, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2019)

Starbucks wants to “add a little joy to [my] day,” it says on the cup before me. Is this a cup I see before me? Indeed it is, and a potentially joyful one at that.

Two ladies of advanced years get off bicycles, one waits outside for the other, posting her little black and white…

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