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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, July 17

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The foie gras ban sponsored by 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore was the subject of much controversy, and on Wednesday the City Council repealed it. But, according to Moore, the real victim may not be foodies or geese, in any case, but hopes for a more democratic legislative process and the ability to address the challenges that face the City. In an email to constituents, the alderman elaborates and warns of an increasingly unaccountable executive.

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