On my birthday 18 years ago, a man I admired endorsed pounding missiles over a certain group of people solely based on his misguided rage and suspicion. “I would have no objection if we picked out a country that is a likely suspect . . …Read More
Many Chicagoans may have seen the TV news footage of 7,000 Chicago Public School parents and supporters who marched downtown May 8. I want to make sure you also know why so many parents took the time off work to send a message to CPS. …Read More
Speaking at Ohio State just a few days before abuse of power and dishonesty scandals swept over his administration, President Obama sang one of his trademark odes to the benevolence of government: Unfortunately you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing …Read More
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BY ALEXANDER E. SHARP. The Illinois Senate should vote to legalize medical marijuana. It will help people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, HIV, spinal disease, ALS and other terrible ailments.
BY ROGER SIMON.
BY PHIL KADNER. My mother shared the knowledge gained from a lifetime of learning to me. But she decided there were some things that I should not be taught. You could call that courage, or even wisdom. I would simply call it love.
BY MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL. While other cities are cutting seats and options for early learning, we are expanding early childhood education by more than 5,000 seats and with wraparound services for 6,000 children. We need our children to be ready to succeed on the first day of first grade and that means investing in the critical early years of their development.
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BY REKHA BASU. Surely the Obama administration can act urgently to save the lives of detainees perhaps guilty of nothing, yet with no hope of getting out.
BY CARRIE AUSTIN AND HOWARD BROOKINS. This deal is fair to the nonprofits, and it’s fair to the taxpayers.
BY EUGENE HARRIS. Only in Chicago. An African-American “Okie” gets a warm welcome.
BY DALE MCFEATTERS. Selling “ethically made” clothes is not a lot to ask of U.S. retailers.
BY ROGER SIMON. In 1975, both Lynette Fromme and Sara Jane Moore, two women, broke the “profile” by attacking President Gerald Ford in separate assaults. An assassination profile would not have identified them in advance.
BY PETER SUDERMAN. When Obamacare was being sold to the public, the president and his supporters made big promises about the law. Don’t hold your breath.
BY ANN MCFEATTERS. President Barack Obama is absolutely correct in saying we will not go to war with Syria unless the bulk of the international community agrees that it is necessary.
BY MONA CHAREN. The Obama administration’s efforts to deny that Islamism has anything to do terror have led it into embarrassing circumlocutions and denials.
BY ERIC KOHN AND RICHARD LORENC. Illinois is in dire need of a credible opposition party, but Republican Party posturing on marriage reduces its appeal among voters.
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BY ROGER SIMON. What psychologists who have worked with law enforcement say about identifying potential attackers.