Today’s Tribune column: “Mother, is the battle over?”

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If you have it, play Bob Dylan’s “Idiot Wind” and imagine a montage of Steve Price snarling “no” over, and over, and over again.

BAYLOR: Mother, is the battle over?

… Indeed, war is hell, and so are most of the first Mondays and third Thursdays of the month, not because the ideal textbook definition of city council suggests the aspect of primal entertainment, Three Stooges style, but owing to our dogged insistence as voters in electing unprepared, undereducated, caterwauling ward heelers to their positions. Recalling Mencken, we get exactly what we vote for — good and hard.

Note: My mistake in the original text — they’re Thursdays, not Fridays. Corrected in the excerpt above.

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