Straining Out a Gnat

Chicago is facing an array of huge issues: a gang problem that kills hundreds every year, an ongoing budget deficit in the billions of dollars, a broken and dysfunctional public education system, a crushing tax burden, a federal court ruling invalidating the city’s anti-gun law, and a “code of silence” in the police department among them. So what do Mayor Emanuel and the rubber-stamp aldermen choose to focus on?

Removing junk food from city vending machines.

And they wonder why people are fleeing the city in disgust?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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