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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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  • Was Obama a law professor?

    In my column today, I say that Barack Obama was a "law professor," eliciting objections from some readers who say he was not. On this, I defer to the University of Chicago, which says unequivocally that he was. For 12 years, Obama had the title of Senior...
  • U.S. troops, Afghan corpses

    It would be irresponsible to make too much of the photos of American troops posing with dead Afghan insurgents published today in the Los Angeles Times. This is not My Lai or even Abu Ghraib. The killings themselves, as far as we know, were legitimate. In...
  • '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......
  • GDA information February 22nd

    Early Bird 125 Jeh Jeh was live at the races this morning! The Early Bird 125 weekend kicks off with an open practice this afternoon at 2pm. Saturday, February 23rd will consist of early bird inspection and qualifying for super late models. All BIR...
  • How China Sits With Tiananmen 20 Years Later

    How China Sits With Tiananmen 20 Years Later
    Spring always brings new blossoms, but 20 years ago, spring brought to China an unprecedented flowering. In hundreds of cities, citizens took to the streets in peaceful protests to demand freedom, government accountability and an end to corruption --...
  • Is Congress Breathing False Hope Into Failed Ingenuity?

    Is Congress Breathing False Hope Into Failed Ingenuity?
    The Edsel was one of the biggest flops in the history of carmaking. Introduced with great fanfare by Ford in 1958, it had terrible sales and was junked after three years. But if Congress had been running Ford, the Edsel would still be on the market. That...