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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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  • Iowa determined to go first in GOP presidential nomination race

     
    Herman Cain disrupted the Republican nominating process with a surprise win in the Florida GOP straw poll, but now the Sunshine State looks to do some disrupting of its own by moving up its primary....
  • How we got here and why we'll stay here

     
    Lots of voters will lose interest in fiscal discipline once they realize it means tangible sacrifice on their part. They might even exact vengeance at the polls. Getting voters to endorse frugality is easy. Taking money out of their hands......
  • 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...
  • Gay marriage foes not giving up their flimsy arguments

     
    My fear — based on secular, more than religious precepts — is that watering down marriage could eventually rob society of the stabilizing and other beneficial effects of an institution now relentlessly under attack. Perhaps this argument is...
  • 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...
  • Is Obama a 'blue dog' at heart?

     
    Liberals, maybe Obama's just not that into you....
  • Why doesn't Obama save us?

    Why doesn't Obama save us?
    Not long ago, Barack Obama was pilloried for being too activist, too meddlesome and too inclined to see himself as the messiah. He was forcing health care reform down our throats, running General Motors, wrecking the financial system and promising to make...
  • Obama's misstep on McChrystal

    Obama's misstep on McChrystal
    In making and tolerating disparaging comments about his civilian superiors in front of a reporter, Gen. Stanley McChrystal failed a test of leadership, judgment and respect for his role in a democratic government. But most obviously, he failed an IQ test....
  • Obama's 'abdication' on Libya

    His conservative critics have accused President Obama of "abdication" in failing to use American military forces to help the anti-Gadhafi rebels in Libya. One ridicules him for "a strategy of protracted hesitation." But you can't abdicate something that...