| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Don't expect a wholesale rush on the part of climate change skeptics or deniers to embrace the idea that human beings are responsible for global warming. Expect instead a slow melting of resistance as scientists turn up the heat.
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| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:14 PM
By a wide margin, Illinois residents have less trust in their state government than residents in any state in the nation, according to results of a Gallup politics poll released Friday.
Just 28 percent of residents polled said they trust Illinois...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:20 PM
By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The vast majority of Ukrainian voters oppose Russian military intervention in their country, even in the east and south where large Russian minorities live, a U.S.-funded poll by a Gallup affiliate showed Thursday.
The April 3-12 survey of 1,200...
| Sep 15, 2013
President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't have been.
Americans have almost always been reluctant to go to war. In 1939, polls showed...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Note The Tribune will live-stream the GOP gubernatorial forum/debate at 1 p.m., watch later in the day for our video recap and analysis that will include the results of this poll: Illinois' minimum wage figures to be a big issue......
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:20 PM
WASHINGTON – Five years after its passage, White House officials and their Republican critics are still fighting over the merits of President Obama’s economic stimulus law.
Later this week, Obama will mark the fifth anniversary of signing...
| Nov 22, 2013
It's no surprise that Republicans in the Senate are unhappy with the Democrats' historic decision Thursday to eliminate the filibuster for most confirmations of presidential nominees. But if the GOP were to retaliate by finding other ways to slow or...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Will young, healthy people sign up for Obamacare?
That may be the single most important question for the success of the new insurance program. If young people sign up, the pool of customers will be relatively healthy and rates may stay reasonable. If...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:50 PM
When I was a young boy growing up in a black Baptist church in Illinois, I remember sitting on the hard, smooth wooden pew surrounded by descendants of Africans. There were young kids like me, our skins glistening with Vaseline, and young adults like my...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:40 PM
I am genuinely starting to feel sorry for the Republican Party, which has become so adept at shooting itself in the foot over women’s issues that it should probably put a moratorium on discussing them for a while.
The Democrats’ accusation...