I thought President Obama did a beautiful job in this speech today. He showed some fight. He needs to.
Oh yeah. Here is my op-ed about Chicago’s economic challenges in today’s New York Times. I interviewed Rev. Jesse Jackson, among others. A little excerpt:
[Jackson] had choice words for banks and for Tea Partiers, whom he called â€œkamikaze zealots.â€ His bluntness is jarring. National politicians donâ€™t talk like that.
Maybe they should. Mr. Jackson brings an urgency, an identification with struggling people that is otherwise lacking…. Lambasting the debt ceiling agreement, he said: â€œTheyâ€™ll raise the roof, but the cracks in the floor will go unrepaired.â€