Chicago Politics

Reason.TV’s Michael C. Moynihan talks about the long history of corruption in Chicago politics and the current troubles of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich with Terry Michael, former press spokesman for the Illinois House Democrats and former press secretary for Sen. Paul Simon, and Mike Flynn, Director of Government Affairs at the Reason Foundation.

The Encyclopedia of Chicago provides a fascinating backgrounder on this topic.

2 Replies to “Chicago Politics”

  1. Glad you liked it. I’ve heard the term kicked around a lot lately, of course, and kind of know what’s meant by it, but this provides a little more perspective.

    If you have time, you should check out that article I linked to. It’s a bit dense (lots of information), but it’s just amazing how complex that issue is. The historical roots going back to the city’s earliest days in the 19th century are quite fascinating.

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