The resignation of Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker is another reason to consolidate this state's public university system.
One side says the party must abandon "identity politics" and appeal more to working- and middle-class whites, who feel left behind by economic and cultural change.
The other side says, no, giving voice to traditionally left-out women and minorities is a core belief. Who's right?
Sugary drinks — which backers of the sweetened beverage tax say can lead to obesity, diabetes and heart disease — can be purchased with SNAP benefits.
Why is the federal government perversely subsidizing the creation of medical problems among low-income patients?
"If you trust teachers, then you should trust their democratic voice — their union. Unions make schools, both district and charter, work better."
Pot, meet kettle.
Signs that Donald Trump has uncomfortably close relations to Russia have been hiding in plain sight, writes Steve Chapman.
Gov. Sam Brownback's supply-side experiment failed in Kansas. Are you paying attention, Mr. President?
A foreign adversary meddling in a presidential election is a punch to America's gut, and we're glad lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are realizing it.
"When he jokes about firing me or mispronounces my name, what I hear him saying is, I love you."
"Governor Rauner cannot seem to get his head around the fact that an elected state governor does not give orders regarding millions of people’s lives."
If the Chicago Teachers Union opposes the very existence of charter schools and laws that would benefit charter school teachers, why is it interested in being the sole representative of these teachers?
Because if completed, the merger would be a boon to the CTU.
There's a hint of campus-style intellectual coddling at play in the attacks on Sun-Times critic Hedy Weiss for her review of Steppenwolf Theatre's production of "Pass Over."
How much worse could an elected board perform? Much. Here's why:
"How will the NRA's anti-government message resonate in the absence of a gun-grabbing bogeyman, and when its own A-rated politicians are targeted by gun violence?"