Last weekend was all too typical in Chicago these days, with four dead and 29 wounded throughout a city that's been home to one of the nation's toughest gun laws. Chicago has become the murder capital of America with a 50% increase in violence for the past year.This with some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation. In Chicago, only the politically connected and the criminal class (but I repeat myself) are allowed to own guns. The news doesn't get any better when you look at growth.
As Aaron M. Renn writes in City Journal, during the first decade of this century Chicago lost 7.1% of its jobs. Chicago's famous Loop, the second-largest business district in the nation, lost 18.6% of its private-sector jobs.Chicago is in decline, mostly in response to several decades of progressive urban initiatives. It's bleeding jobs and bleeding people, and the people left behind are bleeding. If you'd like to know what a second-term US would look like, look no further than Chicago.