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.
By Steve Chapman | 07/31/14 10:38 AM
Newspaper editorials rarely make news — I've been writing them for a long time, and, believe me, I know — but one did the other day, when the New York Times came out for legalization of marijuana. It was an agreeable development for anyone who, like me, believes in letting people live their own...
By Steve Chapman | 07/28/14 10:37 AM
When trouble flares up around the world, U.S. presidents get blamed. The latest polls show that only about 36 percent of Americans approve of Barack Obama's handling of foreign affairs -- down from 51 percent in May, 2011, after the death of Osama bin Laden.
By Steve Chapman | 07/24/14 10:26 AM
The insistence on stigmatizing migrating foreigners because they are not exempt from normal health troubles is an old disorder. But it's entirely homegrown.
By Steve Chapman | 07/20/14 01:18 PM
Judged as a whole, Chicago is doing a lot of things right. Judged by the plight of its least fortunate, that's not nearly enough.
By Steve Chapman | 07/17/14 10:43 AM
There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV.
By Steve Chapman | 07/14/14 10:29 AM
In the eyes of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others, the crisis on our southern border demonstrates the failure of our immigration policy. They are correct, though not in the way they think. The failure in our immigration policy comes from the persistent belief that we can make rivers run uphill.
By Steve Chapman | 07/10/14 10:43 AM
It's a classic Orwellian nightmare: The government decides to deny you a right it extends to other people, but it won't tell you why and it won't tell you what you can do about it. You're stuck in purgatory, effectively convicted without being tried -- or even being told the charge against you.
By Steve Chapman | 07/07/14 10:54 AM
The surge of immigrant children is a logistical and humanitarian challenge, but not a dangerous wave of pestilential predators and vermin.
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