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.
Nov 4, 2011 Editorials
President Barack Obama recently took a bold step to reduce the deficit, and he didn't have to cut infrastructure, education or health care to do it.
Jul 20, 2011 Editorials
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, a Chicago Democrat, delivered this speech in Congress on Tuesday:
Mar 21, 2011 Editorials
These days in Washington, we hear a lot about our porous borders. Border security is fundamental to national security; it’s true. But while there’s been an excess of hand-wringing about breaches on the southern side of the U.S.-Mexico border, there’s been precious little conversation about the public safety threat originating on the northern side.