'Like he’s the King of Israel' / 'A terrible place to work' / Things That Shouldn’t Have To Be Said Dept.

‘Like he’s the King of Israel.’ The president has tweeted a radio gasbag’s claim that Jewish people in Israel love Trump “like he is the second coming of God”  …
 … a brag that followed by just hours Trump’s assertion that American Jews who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” (Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)
The president is moving to end limits on how long his government can keep immigrant children in detention.
Illinois Rep. Lauren Underwood—a Democrat representing a congressional district Trump carried in 2016—now favors an impeachment inquiry.
That makes at least two.

Not so bronze. Campaigning in the historic heart of Chicago’s African American community—Bronzeville—presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg drew an overwhelmingly white audience.
Some delegates to the Democrats’ 2020 presidential convention in Milwaukee may have to camp out in the Chicago area.

‘A terrible place to work.’ Politico’s Shia Kapos summarizes a long-awaited report on bullying, sexual harassment, intimidation and inappropriate behavior in Illinois state government.
A Tribune editorial: “Serving as meek, see-no-evil legislators in Speaker Madigan’s little shop of horrors just got harder.” (Link corrected.)
Read the full report.
The Washington Post: Hate crime reports have soared in Washington. But prosecutions have plummeted.

Lightfoot honeymoon’s ‘rocky end.’ The Sun-Times’ Mark Brown says the mayor has “deeply disappointed” Chicago’s homeless advocates.
The mayor’s awarding a $16.2 million contract to a company that will give Chicago homeowners free water filtration systems.
The Chicago Housing Authority’s chief is quitting abruptly.

‘We stand with Planned Parenthood.’ In the face of a Trump administration gag rule that prompted Planned Parenthood to decline government funding, Variety magazine is forgoing its annual glitzy Emmy Awards party and instead making a donation to the organization.
A Chicago man accused of threatening a deadly attack on an abortion clinic is going nowhere.

Metra changes. Five lines will see schedule tweaks effective Sept. 3.
CTA Green Line riders who look up from their phones over the next month will see giant inflated sculptures.
Airports are bracing for record Labor Day weekend crowds.

‘This is a gateway drug.’ A lawyer has filed suit against Juul on behalf of a suburban 19-year-old college student who blames the company for his nicotine addiction.
A suburban high school district faces a lawsuit because two security guards allegedly engaged in sex with students.
Some families that aimed to use a legal loophole—surrendering guardianship—to help their college-bound kids qualify for financial aid are letting their court cases lapse.

‘Who knew that the National Prayer Breakfast … was the brainchild of a man who openly admired fascist organizing techniques?’ TV critic Aaron Barnhart did, and he brings a personal perspective to his review of a Netflix documentary on a shadowy organization.
Another cynical take on the faith biz, The Righteous Gemstones, racked up the biggest audience in three years for an HBO comedy series debut.
Thursday marks the start of a weeklong celebration of the 90th anniversary for Chicago’s Music Box Theatre.

Things That Shouldn’t Have To Be Said Dept.
Drivers shouldn’t leave car keys in their cars.
The man in charge of the U.S. nuclear weapons program shouldn’t fall for hoaxes on Instagram.

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