Haven't escaped my notice today Friday, 25 March 2016 17:04:20 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, Geography, Politics, Travel (0) I've been running around all day and only have a couple of minutes to list some things I've read on my phone while running around. All day. New Zealand voted 56-44 to keep its existing flag. But the 44% suggests there will be another flag referendum in a few years. Chicago 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale wants to kill your ride-share service. Because why deregulate taxis when you can over-regulate cars? Chicago lost its fight to renegotiate public employee pension payments, so I expect my property taxes are going up again. We also have a very large hole that will very soon have a very large dirt mound around it. Verily. One of my local El stations may get a park under it. That Donald Trump hates powerful women isn't news. Josh Marshall thinks about what that means when he's up against Hillary Clinton this fall. Trump is worse than, but in the same mold as, four early presidents. Nation writer Joshua Holland thinks about what ISIS' motives really are. There were a few other things in there, but these were the ones I paid most attention to.