By Steve Chapman | 09/13/14 04:02 PM
American presidents make a practice of raising expectations they can't meet. President Obama's declaration against the Islamic State is another unnecessary war against an overblown foe.
By Steve Chapman | 09/11/14 05:22 PM
A glorious September day is breaking over scenic Lake Monona, but nearly 2,500 people are about to have perhaps the most miserable experience of their lives.
By Steve Chapman | 09/06/14 01:53 PM
You all bought a ticket for a seat that reclines, which means if you want to recline, you're entitled to do it.Â What you can't do is use a "Knee Defender" to block the seat from reclining.
By Steve Chapman | 09/04/14 02:52 PM
Advocates of the United States' armed interventions in the Middle East had no clue of the realities of society and politics in those countries — yet they acted as though they could foresee the aftermath of our invasions.
By Steve Chapman | 09/03/14 05:29 PM
The idea that we should be afraid to make changes in our laws for fear of rending the organic fabric of society doesn't command much allegiance on either the Left or the Right.
By Steve Chapman | 08/27/14 06:29 PM
The United States has been bombing ISIS in Iraq and may attack them in Syria; all of which may do more harm than good.
By Steve Chapman | 08/25/14 06:12 PM
Let's get this straight: The critics don't want the black citizens of Ferguson to demonstrate. They don't want them to riot. And they don't want them to vote.Â
By Steve Chapman | 08/21/14 11:12 AM
Plenty of black leaders and organizations in Chicago and elsewhere spend a lot of time and energy trying to prevent crime in their communities. There are rallies, conferences, prayer vigils and gun turn-in days. Last year, thousands of volunteers manned "Safe Passage" routes to get children to...
By Steve Chapman | 08/18/14 06:43 PM
The country still resembles what a presidential commission described in 1968: "two societies, one black, one white -- separate and unequal."
By Steve Chapman | 08/14/14 07:00 PM
Hillary Clinton will inevitably disappoint her liberal supporters if she takes the White House in 2016.
By Steve Chapman | 08/11/14 10:36 AM
Both sides find some types of political communication offensive to them and therefore undeserving of protection.
By Steve Chapman | 08/07/14 11:00 AM
A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes them different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country.
By Steve Chapman | 08/04/14 10:21 AM
In practice, licenses to carry guns in public have allowed law-abiding citizens to take steps they see as essential for their safety, without putting their fellow citizens in danger. It's people who lack licenses you have to fear.
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