We see what "Analysis" at the City Paper means. It means defense of the Courthouse ruling class against any criticism.
UPDATE: After giving Rau's article a second and third reading, I'm just thunderstruck that he essentially announces CM Mike Jameson's death sentence. How else should we interpret Rau's rather presumptuous opening sentence?
Mike Jameson’s political hill on which to die is a 17-acre plat of public land on the east bank of the Cumberland River.What in the heck does that even mean? This is the same reporter who gave Eric Crafton another day to live defeat after defeat on English Only; and he is seriously suggesting that CM Jameson's political career is over if he opposes changes that the Mayor wants to make to the community-influenced plan on Riverfront development? Who does Rau think he is anyway? Some kind of kingmaker? A reporter pronouncing political death where one is not clear is inordinately assuming, given the tenuous lives that journalists must be experiencing with newspapers failing left and right. The sheer audacity amazes me.