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Change of SubjectHey, it's fine by me if the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain gets City Council approval to build a second Chicago store. That would simply double the number of Chick-fil-A restaurants in the city for me to boycott. Because what's not fine......
The last two days have been a very bad spell in Afghanistan, with bombings that killed seven U.S. troops along with Afghan soldiers, police and civilians. But then, are there ever good days in Afghanistan? Dexter Filkins' piece in the July 9 & 16 New...
President Obama's remark today that "the private sector is doing fine" may qualify as the most boneheaded thing he's ever said. The White House quickly realized as much in more or less retracting the statement. I'm sure Obama is acutely aware that the...
Change of SubjectEmanuel's reform to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana isn't all that radical Jon Krause illustration Powerful Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, had this to say Monday about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to decriminalize possession of...
Tribune columnistWhen Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was "Morning in America." For Barack Obama, it's more like midnight in a coal mine. The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass, foreclosures...
Top of the TicketHerman Cain disrupted the Republican nominating process with a surprise win in the Florida GOP straw poll, but now the Sunshine State looks to do some disrupting of its own by moving up its primary....
When President Obama announced Wednesday that he had come around to support legalizing same-sex marriage, public reaction picked up quickly. It struck Tribune columnist Steve Chapman,too. He talked with me about his reaction -- he thought it was...
It would be irresponsible to make too much of the photos of American troops posing with dead Afghan insurgents published today in the Los Angeles Times. This is not My Lai or even Abu Ghraib. The killings themselves, as far as we know, were legitimate. In...
In the uproar over the killing of Trayvon Martin, two guilty parties have been identified: George Zimmerman and Florida's "stand your ground" law. I have no attachment to Zimmerman. But having defended the law when it was passed in 2005, I think it has...
John McCain must have a stack of forms on his desk demanding U.S. military intervention abroad, with a blank space to fill in the name of the country he wants to attack. He supported the war against Serbia, the war against Iraq and the war against...
Back in Jane Austen's day, a young woman might be smitten with a poor man, but she would marry someone with a fortune if she possibly could. Today's Republicans are similar. They may love to hear Rick Santorum preach morality or Newt Gingrich denounce...
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