Opinion

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Republican convention: Trump advisor calls for Hillary Clinton’s execution

Throwing Hillary in prison is no longer enough for Republicans - now, they actually want to kill her.

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Why we fight, or Evo 2016

If people power is to grow, it must be in arenas old and new, from game development to labor organization.

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Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Dallas: How far have we really come?

Police can be trained to recognize bias, dial back aggression, and deescalate.

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Museum of Racist Memorabilia prompts reflection on our cultural objects

A new museum in Michigan holds up a mirror to America's racist cultural past and present.

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Tipping point: America confronts race and policing

Like most, we are profoundly saddened and grief-stricken by these horrific events; our hearts go out to the families of those killed, civilian and police alike.

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Brexit, Trump, and the choices we actually have

The Brexit vote shows the pitfalls of acting as if we had ideal choices rather than real ones. 

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#NoBillNoBreak –25 hours of history

My phone fired off notifications from Facebook and Periscope about every five minutes,  signal flares from a body of people angered by a crisis of GOP gridlock and apathy.

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“Measures of despair”: Chicago desperate for action on violence and poverty

A poll just released depicts a city that is losing faith in its basic public institutions, from the police to the mayor's office.

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American-Russian analyst laments the new Cold War

American-born Justin Lifflander, graduate of Cornell University, arrived in Russia (then the USSR) in 1987 as a driver-mechanic for the U.S. embassy in Moscow.

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Police accountability report highlights “Chicago’s shame”

We must reform the police. But we also need a program for urban development, jobs, schools, and hope. 

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