The April 2020 Issue of Substance

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Stories about Substance editor George N. Schmidt on Oct. 2018 Substance homepage

Dozens of stories about editor George N. Schmidt, who died on Sept. 17, 2018, are published on the October 2018 Substance News homepage. Stories about George’s personal life appear on the left column of . . .


Chicago Tribune teacher-bashing soars to new heights: We're now to blame for COVID-19, too

It's not enough for the Chicago Tribune to regularly blame teachers for poor students' poor test scores, negate the need for decent salaries, benefits, and conditions, and question teachers' professionalism, the Tribune now blames teachers . . .


Trump Talks

At the March 2017 Town Meeting, I introduced an Advisory Motion to impeach Donald Trump based on the U.S. Constitution prohibition of emoluments. This motion was successful.

The news traveled a bit. A bank . . .


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