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Illinois' Approach to Legalizing Marijuana Strikes the Right Balance Jun. 05, 2019

Daily Editorials

Illinois' newly approved plan to legalize recreational marijuana appears well thought out, with stri... Read More

Ohio the Comeback State May. 14, 2019

Stephen Moore

I recently took some flak from Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown for saying in a speech at the Heartland Insti... Read More

Short Takes on Charity, Kindness, Meanness and the Weirdness of R. Kelly Mar. 11, 2019

Daily Editorials

Keeping Josiah on the Move The thief who made off with a 3-year-old's prosthetic leg deserves all th... Read More

The Four States of the Apocalypse Feb. 26, 2019

Stephen Moore

"This is the flip side (of) tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. The rich leave, and now what d... Read More

Laugh, Cry or Do Something Feb. 06, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

We've all used the phrase, "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry." To this, I will add there is a t... Read More

Hire an Adviser Jan. 02, 2019

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Please don't use my initials or city, because my comments might encourage the local ... Read More

Together, Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Might Have a Plan to Fight Gun Violence Oct. 19, 2018

Daily Editorials

For all their disagreements on a variety of major policy issues, Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Raun... Read More

Investigated for Letting Her Kid Walk the Dog Aug. 23, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

Corey Widen let her 8-year-old do the most normal, cheerful thing in the world — walk the dog ... Read More

Which Politicians Look Like Their Home State? May. 12, 2018

Mark Shields

West Virginia — which, between 2015 and 2016, was the only state to see both more deaths than ... Read More

Liberal Conscience AWOL? Mar. 24, 2018

Mark Shields

In one of the most closely watched 2018 congressional campaigns, avidly followed nationally as a pot... Read More

Harmful Cures for Government Failures Feb. 08, 2018

Steve Chapman

Illinois has made many contributions to America, but lately its biggest service is making other stat... Read More

Illinois Municipals and INST Nov. 01, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of buying $50,000 worth of the recently issued 3.75 percent Illino... Read More

Are Illinois & Puerto Rico Our Future? Jun. 27, 2017

Patrick Buchanan

If Gov. Bruce Rauner and his legislature in Springfield do not put a budget together by Friday, the ... Read More

The Banana Republic of Illinois Jun. 27, 2017

Stephen Moore

The media has hyperobsessed over the Kansas tax hike this year and sold it as a repudiation of suppl... Read More

Blame the Spendaholics, Not Tax Reformers Apr. 26, 2017

Betsy McCaughey

If you live in tax hell — New York, Illinois, California, New Jersey or Connecticut — pa... Read More

Is Partisan Gerrymandering Unconstitutional? Dec. 01, 2016

Steve Chapman

Ronald Reagan was president when Michael Madigan, a Democrat, became speaker of the Illinois House i... Read More

Voting Vigilance Matters Sep. 03, 2016

Diane Dimond

It's time for America to get its cybersecurity act together — on many fronts. But we need to s... Read More

A Welcome Law to Protect Consumers From Insurance Company Greed Aug. 31, 2016

Daily Editorials

Insurance companies in Illinois and Missouri for years have been pocketing hundreds of millions of d... Read More

Carrying Guns: An Issue for the Supreme Court and the Electorate Jun. 12, 2016

Steve Chapman

If there is any issue that could intensify the emotions and raise the stakes in the 2016 presidentia... Read More

Social Media Jun. 10, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm ashamed to admit that last April, I bought 300 shares of Twitter at $51. As you ... Read More