BY EMILY EKINS: Americans in general like the police, a new poll shows, but older, more affluent, white, conservative Republicans really like the cops.
By hard pundit law, nonstop media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign begins on the morning after the 2014 congressional elections — about 18 months before normal Americans want to hear about it. However, like the “countdown” to major sporting events, it’s also a cable …Read More
BY SEAN MCCOY: The NFL and NCAA face little oversight from government. Both self-regulate. Should anyone be surprised that a system controlled by member schools or the NFL team owners fails to adequately police its league?
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BY MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS: The Oscar winner’s new look is getting way too much scrutiny. But if she had shown up at a recent event looking exactly like what she is — a normal 45-year-old woman — she would have gotten plenty of grief.
BY MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL: When we put money and energy into play and parks, we put a priority on the health and development of our children and our city. It’s an important way to attract and retain a talented workforce and top businesses.
BY ALEXANDER S. BALKIN: The seemingly endless list of complaints about millennials begins with lazy and pampered, and ends with “selfies.” Frankly, I am tired of it.
BY JULIANA KERR AND PAUL MCDANIEL: While Washington continues to do nothing, cities and states, especially in the Midwest, are devising new immigrant-friendly policies.
Can you walk out on the messiah? Appearing at a campaign rally for gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown in Maryland on Sunday, President Obama sought to capture the magic that had electrified audiences in 2008 and, to some considerable degree, even in 2012. Obama isn’t doing …
BY SCOTT MARKLE. While cannabis is still illegal under federal laws, Illinois is now one of 21 states that have created a legal framework for its medical production and distribution. There has been a lot of reporting on the new industry, but a fundamental question has been largely overlooked: How should legal cannabis be grown?
At the Sun-Times, we like to report the news, not be the news. Unfortunately, this weekend we were the political story in Illinois. Our journalistic ethics were questioned by the campaign of Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor, in regard to a story we …Read More
“First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror …” — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933 Inaugural Address One time, my wife and I went walking near a pasture …Read More
BY LINDA CHAVEZ: Ebola is an awful disease that has tragically infected a handful of Americans. But it should not be dominating our news.
BY LAURIE HENDRICKSON: At a time of increasingly standardized curriculum in American public schools, the “Maker Movement” has become a popular trend in education. This movement gives kids a space to make something new or original — a chance to think for themselves and take charge of their own learning.
BY SHELDON RICHMAN: The best way to avoid terrorism is to stop dropping bombs on Muslims. Meanwhile, everyone should take a deep breath. The risk of being a victim of terrorism is miniscule.
Voters are souring on the Democratic Party. Apparently, all it takes are six years of economic torpor; the disastrous debut of the biggest new federal program in two generations; record levels of federal debt; revelations of scandals and malfeasance at the Department of Veterans Affairs, …
BY ROBERT REICH: Imagine a system of college education supported by high government spending on elite private universities and low government spending on public universities that educate large numbers of children from the working class and the poor. That’s the American system right now.
BY BRENNA BERMAN AND WIM ELFRINK: Chicago is going high tech all over town, collecting data on a micro level to more quickly repair broken street lights, for example, and better deploy snow plows in winter. and save money on energy costs.
BY SHIKHA DALMIA: A travel ban won’t stop the spread of the disease. It will do just the opposite.
Appearing on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to let stand a number of judicial rulings overturning the acts of legislators and/or voters in 16 states, famed advocate Ted Olson offered the kind of reasoning that, in his former incarnation as a …
BY LINDA CHAVEZ: It is not only our enemies who are getting mixed messages. In the war on ISIS, it is also our allies. Under this president, America’s word is becoming worth less and less.