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Steve Chapman

Steve Chapman
Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune. His twice-a-week column on national and international affairs, distributed by Creators Syndicate, appears in some 50 papers across the country.

Chapman has been a member of the Tribune editorial board since 1981. He came to the Tribune from The New Republic magazine, where he was an associate editor. He has contributed articles to several national magazines, including Slate, The American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, Reason, and National Review. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio news programs, include The CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and National Public Radio's Fr...
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Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune. His twice-a-week column on national and international affairs, distributed by Creators Syndicate, appears in some 50 papers across the country.

Chapman has been a member of the Tribune editorial board since 1981. He came to the Tribune from The New Republic magazine, where he was an associate editor. He has contributed articles to several national magazines, including Slate, The American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, Reason, and National Review. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio news programs, include The CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and National Public Radio's Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation and On Point.

Born in Brady, Texas in 1954, Chapman grew up in Midland and Austin. He attended Harvard University, where he was on the staff of The Harvard Crimson, and graduated with honors in 1976. He has been a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and has served on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Law School.

Chapman, who is married, has two sons, a daughter, and three stepsons. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago.
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Top Steve Chapman Articles

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  • He's a mean one

     
    The video offers an embarrassing show of ignorance from a candidate who sells himself as a hardheaded problem-solver. No one will be shocked to discover that Romney, like the Grinch, has a heart that is "two sizes too small." But......
  • The ol' switcheroo

     
    The president found himself facing a last-minute replacement named Mitt Romney, a bipartisan-minded compromiser who says, "You can't have a free market without regulation," vows not to accept any tax cut that would increase the deficit and wants to tell.....
  • Grand Old Polluters

     
    The 2012 [Republican] party platform says federal agencies should "properly and correctly apply environmental laws and regulations, always in support of economic development, job creation, and American prosperity and leadership" — not, you will...
  • Lowering Cain

     
    [Republican presidential hopeful Herman] Cain is a businessman who not only doesn't know a lot about politics but doesn't know what he doesn't know. It's easy to look good when you're not under a microscope -- ask Rick Perry....Steve Chapman...
  • Webliography: The WWHHD (What Would Hillary Have Done?) question and the idea that Clinton should replace Joe Biden on the 2012 ticket

     
    Updated with more links and pull quotes Wool-gathering here after the Bears' victory, wondering if Hillary Clinton would have been a much different president than Barack Obama and whether it might be smart for Obama to ask her to tap......
  • 'Wonderland' and 'Pirates' get model effort from Gentle Giant

     
    WORKING HOLLYWOOD The Los Angeles Times lands on the doorstep (and the desktops) of the film industry and one of the paper's ongoing features is Working Hollywood, which delves into the workaday life of the movie community. Here's one of......
  • Is Obama a 'blue dog' at heart?

     
    Liberals, maybe Obama's just not that into you....
  • Recommended reading

     
    Steve Chapman today in America's conservative moment? --Reagan, Obama and the pendulum of popular opinion Americans are not itching to dismantle big government. Hoover Institution polling analyst Douglas Rivers reports that in 15 of 16 areas of federal...
  • The conversation: The case for and against U.S. intervention in Libya

     
    President Obama has declared: "It's time for Kadafi to go." But should the U.S. help achieve that goal, and, if so, what approach should Washington take? For many, this is a moral issue -- and even on that point, the......
  • Chapman boosts concealed-carry proposal

     
    Steve Chapman makes the case today for the concealed-carry bill now in Springfield: The Violence Policy Center in Washington claims that since May 2007, individuals licensed to carry guns killed 286 private citizens and 11 law enforcement officers and...
  • Brevard students excel in national Ford auto repair contest

     
    Two students at Merritt Island High School in Brevard County, Sam McLean and John White III, have proven themselves as among the top young mechanics in the state and the nation. The team, led by instructor Steve Chapman, won the state title and competed...