Editorial Board

Columnist

The Tribune believes in the traditional principles of limited government; maximum individual responsibility; and minimum restriction of personal liberty, opportunity and enterprise. It believes in free markets, free will and freedom of expression. The editorial page has four essential roles: to serve as a check on the power of government, to set an agenda for the Chicago region and the nation, to make persuasive arguments for the enactment of that agenda, and to inform and guide its readers so they can make better decisions.

Recent Articles

  • High-speed rail: a smart move with or without the Green New Deal

    High-speed rail: a smart move with or without the Green New Deal

    Our view: Offering more Americans the option of traveling by high-speed rail isn’t a sacrifice in the battle against climate change, it’s an upgrade For a non-binding resolution, the Green New Deal raised quite a bit of fuss when it was officially unveiled last week by Democrats Rep. Alexandria...

  • Chesapeake Bay oysters: Time to talk moratorium

    Chesapeake Bay oysters: Time to talk moratorium

    In 1985, Maryland did something that had previously been considered unthinkable. It closed state waters to the harvest of rockfish, more widely known as striped bass. Then-Gov. Harry Hughes was denounced for putting commercial fishermen and charter boat operators out of business. But he and his...

  • Amazon's missed opportunity

    Amazon's missed opportunity

    Amazon is destined to do just fine without creating a campus in Queens, and Long Island City has a bright future without Amazon. On this most basic level, the behemoth online retailer’s decision Thursday to abandon half its much-heralded HQ2 “second headquarters” proposal in the face of public...

  • Will Republicans let Trump shred the Constitution?

    Will Republicans let Trump shred the Constitution?

    President Donald Trump’s plan to use his national emergency powers to order the military to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is a clear and utter fraud. How do we know this? His own administration tells us so. Late last month, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats presented the latest...

  • How can you expect Manafort to remember everything he said to Russian intelligence?

    How can you expect Manafort to remember everything he said to Russian intelligence?

    In The Baltimore Sun’s article reporting that Paul Manafort had lied to the special counsel about information he had shared with a Russian spy (“Judge finds that Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe,” Feb. 14), you really need to give Mr. Manafort a break. He simply forgot that he had...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: America's anti-Semitism watchdog in the White House

    Alternative Fact of the Week: America's anti-Semitism watchdog in the White House

    Last weekend, a freshman U.S. representative from Minnesota tweeted a comment that was deemed by many (this editorial board included) to be anti-Semitic and for which she later apologized. In a nutshell, she suggested that Israel has undue influence over the United States because of the money it...

39°