The contrast in responses by Lori Lightfoot and Brandon Johnson to the early challenges of their mayoral terms tells us a lot about them as leaders.
The Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources have offered strong economic incentives for communities to remove their current dams.
War was once seen as a feature of life. But the results of two global wars did much to produce a broad disenchantment with the whole enterprise.
Americans are hard-wired to define work as incompatible with flexibility. Yet, employees have myriad reasons for needing flexibility.
Four decades ago, a Republican president supported a different victim of Russian aggression: Afghanistan.
Cities offer the promise of a better life for billions of people on earth. But they are also major contributors to climate change.
Racial inequality is not the only problem with the CPS high school admissions process.
Illinois may have moved beyond the divisive and chaotic Rauner years, but it is a state in deep crisis.
Hamas attacked Israel, and Israel is seeking revenge it would seem by slaughtering more than fifteen times the civilians they lost on Oct. 7.
The risk of a regional conflagration in the Middle East may only grow as long as the fighting in Gaza persists.
Americans should consider a handful of life and death resolutions for 2024
Managing your anger is not about destroying it. You are going through life together, and you should be in charge, benefiting from its wisdom.
Laura Washington takes a look at the year ahead and suggests buckling your seat belt.
For those who make peace cannot keep their peace, they cannot remain silent when they see injustice. In order to make peace, you need to speak out.
Taylor Swift might not be an authority in foreign policy, but she understands relationships, and at its core, that’s what international affairs is all about.
Here are more excerpts of some of the most personal op-eds we've published in 2023.
The Tribune opinion section reflects on the events and debates that shaped 2023.
Here is a look back at this year’s transportation-related op-eds in excerpts.
In Chicago and beyond, the following issues will dominate the 2024 landscape. Here are Willie Wilson's predictions.
Since the Oct. 7 attacks, our op-ed contributors have spoken with passion and intellectual rigor about the war and related issues.
City leaders and those fighting to decrease crime rates should put more emphasis on encouraging and fostering a healthy family life.
We have published several op-eds and columns this year that offer perspectives on what can be done to ease the immigration crisis in Chicago and the U.S.
Here are my top 25 jokes of 2023. We could use some laughs, right?
Here, in excerpts, is a look back at the some of the best of our personal op-eds of the year.
U.S. officials have weighed military options in the Red Sea, but U.S. strikes against the Houthis could widen the Israel-Hamas war.
Climate change is robbing us of the precious white stuff for Christmas, millennials aren't sending Christmas cards and shopping is happening earlier.
We can promote policies to ensure that everyone has access to food and the necessary means to grow it for themselves and their communities.
During those six days, Apollo 8 carried with it the curiosity of a bitterly torn but ultimately hopeful world.