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The Chicago Tribune Must Have Been Stoned To Support Gary Johnson

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I can only assume that Gary Johnson, who until recently was president and CEO of the company Cannabis Sativa, Inc., and who proudly admits that he frequently used marijuana himself, must have gotten the Tribune's editorial board very stoned for them to have written that editorial.

Poll: Chicago Voters Sour on Rahm, Tax Hikes

David Ormsby | Posted 09.08.2016 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The eventual and tormented release of the Laquan McDonald shooting death video in January pulverized Mayor Rahm Emanuel's political standing with Chic...

Poppy Bush, Trump and Other Random Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.13.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Who said each of the following... (a) "I love the uneducated." (b) "Persuasion has to target the emotions and speak to the less educated masses, not ...

Major Media Get Climate Change Wrong (Again)

David Vognar | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
David Vognar

In an editorial in Saturday's paper, the Chicago Tribune editorial board said that we still need coal, oil and gas because solving climate change is too complex. Such handwaving doesn't pass the smell test: they haven't done their homework.

Second impression, anyone?

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Marc Hershon

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression." - Ad copy for Botany men's suits, 1966. • • • Though technically it counts...

The Trickle Down Effect of 'Hamilton'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.23.2016 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Is Hamilton fever helping Broadway? And will it die down as many of the original cast leave? These questions--or ones just like them--dominate all my ...

TRONC - Dead On Arrival... or worse...

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.20.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

quite possibly the worst video ever made... TRONC is the new name for the Tribune Company's new effort at rebranding. The Tribune Company has been a...

Time for Tribune Shareholders to Worry About Michael Ferro

William J. Kelly | Posted 05.31.2016 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

If nothing else, Gannett's $864 million takeover bid has exposed Tribune's farcical operations under chairman Michael Ferro. But instead of Titanic hitting the iceberg by accident, Ferro is aiming for it.

Gates of Harvard Yard, by Blair Kamin

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Gates today, says Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin, have a perception problem. "The word itself is ambiguous," he says. "A gate can pe...

Report: Chicago is Losing More Millionaires Than Any Other U.S. City

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.05.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

More millionaires left Chicago last year than any other city in the nation, according to a report by New World Wealth. The research firm found Chicag...

Election Board to Review Bogus Newspapers Tied to Rauner

William J. Kelly | Posted 03.15.2016 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

The State Board of Elections is set to review complaints against Chicago-based Liberty Principles PAC about whether it has been coordinating independe...

Trump and Mussolini: It Can't Happen Here?

Maria Laurino | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Maria Laurino

Now that we know Donald Trump is okay with quoting the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, it's probably time to reconsider that old chestnut about those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.

Spin Shift on Bernie: The Escalating Media Assault

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.27.2016 | Media
Norman Solomon

For a long time, as he campaigned for president, a wide spectrum of establishment media insisted that Bernie Sanders couldn't win. Now they're sounding the alarm that he might. And, just in case you haven't gotten the media message yet -- Sanders is "angry," kind of like Donald Trump.

Police Claims About Laquan McDonald Differ Dramatically From Video

ABC 7 | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics

In them, Officer Van Dyke and his colleagues give their official account of what happened. Some of their statements appear to contradict what is shown...

Tribune Publishing Denies Rumors Of Sale After Murdoch Tweet

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.30.2015 | Media

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Tribune Publishing Co said it was not in talks or in the process of selling itself, after a tweet by News Corp's Rupert Murdoch on ...

How The World Of Crime Photography Has Changed Since 1920

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts

Warning: This article contains graphic and violent imagery. Many of us digest incidents of violence on a daily basis, via our local newspaper ...

President and Mrs. Obama -- Please Don't Approve the Taking of Public Parkland for the Obama Presidential Library

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.14.2015 | Chicago
Charles A. Birnbaum

President and Mrs. Obama, given this administration's exceptional legacy on the protection of open space, please don't make history by approving the confiscation of National Register designated public parkland for the Obama Presidential Library.

Legislators and Media React to Gov. Bruce Rauner's State of the State Address

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.07.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In his first State of the State Address, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner took aim at the forces he believes are responsible for the state's dysfunction: public-sector unions, trial lawyers, excessive regulation on business.

Illinois Special Comptroller Election Is a Good Idea, But the Intentions Might Not Be on the Right Track

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.11.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Thursday's vote on a special election to fill the second half of what would have been Judy Baar Topinka's second term as Illinois State Comptroller was such a perfect storm of Illinois political forces that my head is spinning.

2014's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.

Here's How Newspapers Covered The Midterm Election Results

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media

As one might imagine, every major newspaper in the country lead this morning with Tuesday night's midterm election results. While some focused nationa...

Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door by Barbara Mahany

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

Perhaps most importantly, Barbara Mahany lives what she writes. This woman is the real deal, reaching out to the wounded world with enlightened care and compassion. A former pediatric oncology nurse she is both wise and experienced in the mysteries of interrupted cycles of life.

Fethullah Gulen's Message Condemning ISIS Appears in 5 U.S. Dailies Today

Emre Celik | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media
Emre Celik

Fethullah Gulen, a world renowned scholar, preacher and social advocate published his message of condemnation in today's New York Times, Washington Po...

First poll of the election cycle to show Quinn ahead of Rauner

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Until last week, all polls taken after the March 18 primary election showed Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner leading Gov. Pat Quinn, in...

Quinn and Rauner Go Head to Head for the First Time

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.10.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

One thing came though loud and clear Tuesday at the Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner debate before the Chicago Tribune editorial board: These two really don't like each other.