| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day.
About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A panel of Democrats and Republicans led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday agreed federal immigration reform makes sense for Chicago but differed on President Barack Obama’s record on border security and the logistics of getting something done....
| Feb 16, 2014
— The U.S. Senate's top Democrat recently alarmed big business when he announced he would oppose a White House plan to "fast-track" trade deals.
In a wide-ranging interview at the U.S. Capitol, the Senate's No. 2 ranking Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Not long ago, Torsten Gessner, a top executive at a German manufacturing giant, had to decide where to locate the company's new North American headquarters. Consultants offered up a short list with some obvious candidates: San Francisco and Boston because...
| Jan 7, 2014
The war in Syria, and the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia it in part represents, again reared its ugly head in Beirut on Dec. 27 and Jan. 2.
First came the car bomb that killed moderate Lebanese politician Mohamad Chatah and six others. Many...
| Nov 8, 2013
More than 30 years ago, I wrote a series for the Tribune, called "City on the Brink," on Chicago's descent into Rust Belt torpor. It chronicled a litany of loss — of industries, stores, people, jobs and taxes — that seemingly doomed Chicago to...
| Nov 24, 2013
Seven Sundays ago, we launched this quest for a new Plan of Chicago with a sense of urgency and a question mark as tall as Tribune Tower: Would readers and organizations concur that intertwined challenges confront Chicago with the fourth great crisis of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:45 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a key fundraiser, Chicagoan Bruce Heyman, to be the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Heyman works for Goldman Sachs as managing director of private wealth management, a post he’s held since...
| Aug 1, 2013
WKSC-FM morning personality Christopher "Brotha' Fred" Frederick, who in early 2011 replaced Kevin "DreX" Buchar as the voice of the Top 40 station known as Kiss FM, late last month paid $865,000 for a two-bedroom, 53rd-floor unit in a new condominium...
| Mar 17, 2013
Ten years ago this week, Americans were about to be introduced to a strange new concept, as they awaited the U.S. war to bring regime change in Iraq. Coined by American military officers, it encapsulated a situation in which everything went right until...
| May 26, 2013
A free trade agreement between the United States and China? Really? How would that work? We give them our intellectual property and they give us their political dissidents?
Loosening restrictions on trade and investment between the two justifiably...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker could never win an election in this town.
In a 30-minute speech Thursday to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the 82-year-old University of Chicago economist proposed that keeping "the American dream alive" would...