Category: Chicago Sun-Times

Teams, conglomerates seem to be using faux patriotism to advance their own ends

Chicago Sun-Times Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences I can’t recall the last time I attended a sporting event without seeing some sort of tribute to military members… Expert quote: ‘‘Big-time sports are very sophisticated money-making machines. They are very image-conscious, and one way to burnish your image is to make a show of being supportive […]

Numbers game? Cops, union officials offer wrong crowd estimates for school-closing protest

Chicago Sun-Times Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing The Chicago Police Department radically underestimated the number of protesters that marched against the closing of dozens of public schools… Expert quote: “In general, what you really count from an honest-to-goodness photograph will be different than organizers and police.” View full article