Nov 19, 2013 Editorials
This week marks the 150th anniversary since Abraham Lincoln uttered those immortal words on November 19, 1863 at the dedication of the cemetery holding the remains of 40,000 soldiers who died at Gettysburg.
Nov 1, 2013 Editorials
Just over a decade ago, the United Nations took unprecedented steps to meet the needs of the world's poorest by creating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a blueprint for action that was agreed to by 189 nations and dozens of leading development institutions.
Oct 23, 2013 Editorials
The problems with Chicago's Tax Increment Financing program are well-known.
Sep 28, 2013 Editorials
As a recent letter to the editor correctly observes, I am in favor of modernizing O'Hare International Airport.
Jul 28, 2013 Editorials
The City of Chicago is in a war against illegal guns, and we’re losing.
Feb 7, 2013 Editorials
In Chicago, if you ask a school-aged child their number one fear, it's not braces or a book report. It's being shot on the way to school.
Jun 15, 2012 Editorials
The first U.S. AIDS patient was officially diagnosed on April 24, 1980, and seemingly overnight America was gripped by an epidemic that has since taken the lives of more than a half million people, torn apart thousands of families, and instigated numerous measures to stem the rate of transmission.
Jun 2, 2012 Editorials
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Chicago, responded last week to a report by the Sunlight Foundation, an organization seeking more transparency and accountability in government, that "Congress now speaks at almost a full grade level lower than it did just seven years ago." In wry defense of congressional speechifying, Quigley quoted Shakespeare and Homer Simpson, while also channeling the crisp speech of the man who previously held his seat, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Apr 25, 2012 Editorials
The revelation that the General Services Administration (GSA) spent more than $800,000 on a conference in Las Vegas is extremely troubling. We cannot afford $44 breakfasts or catered private parties in resort suites. While the price tag of this scandal is insulting, even worse is the GSA's brazen exploitation of the public's trust.
Feb 7, 2012 Editorials
On January 20th, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that most employers will need to cover contraception in their basic benefits packages. Bearing in mind the religious objections of some to contraception, the administration also included an exemption that will allow religious institutions that exist for religious purposes and primarily employ and serve those who share their religious values to opt out of providing contraception.