Sam Joyce

CONTRIBUTIONS

Is Chicago Finally Ready for Reform?

Chicago is infamous for its culture of political corruption, but last week’s election results suggest that change may be coming.

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March 4, 2019

The Changing Concept of the "Machine": A Deeper Look Into Chicago's Machine Politics

The term "machine," given its mixed connotations, carries little meaning in terms of describing Chicago's political candidates today.

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February 12, 2019

Appointment Process Undermines Democracy

New Hyde Park State Senator Robert Peters should have been chosen through a special election, not an appointment.

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January 14, 2019

When Do We Listen to the Kalven Report?

Obama library support undercuts the University's commitment to institutional neutrality.

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November 29, 2018

A Real Court of Public Opinion

Chicago elections can feel pointless, but voting to recall negligent judges is one way to make a difference.

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October 29, 2018

The Demise of a Hyde Park Treasure

A grocery store, a meeting ground, and a neighborhood institution all in one, Treasure Island was rightfully beloved. It will be missed.

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October 11, 2018

Core Profiteering

Students are attempting to buy Core classes, but remedying the problem will require restructuring the Core itself.

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June 19, 2018

Better Work Conditions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty

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February 12, 2018