The Mincing Rascals 06.28.18: Janus v. AFSCME, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Balbo Drive, Fired Cartoonist Rob Rogers
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They start by debating the outcome of Janus v. AFSCME, which challenged union fees. John then opens the floor to thoughts on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. The Rascals go on to weigh in on the change of name from Balbo Drive to Ida B. Wells Street. Since Scott’s last visit with the Rascals, his friend, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers, was fired. Scott shares his position on that. And, they share their method for voting for governor.
Eric recommends Cottage cheese.
Scott recommends Season 2 of “Brockmire,” a show about a sportscaster who always talks like he’s commentating a game.
John recommends Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, the story of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos.