| May 12, 2014
| 3:08 PM
A recent editorial on a Gallup Poll, "Not Crazy About Connecticut," missed the mark. (See courant.com/notmoving.)
The Courant editorial said that high taxes were the lowest-ranking reason that respondents gave for wanting to leave Connecticut. A greater...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:18 PM
There may be no atheists in foxholes, but there soon will be a few humanists. The U.S. Army has heeded the plea of Maj. Ray Bradley that he (and others of his kind) receive a “preference code” similar to those accorded to members of...
| Feb 3, 2014
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......
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:14 PM
The Republican Party is at a critical crossroads. The country's tenuous economic future has Americans yearning for effective fiscal policy while limiting the role of government in our personal lives. These principles once defined the GOP, and it is time...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:21 PM
More Americans have negative views of Russian President Vladimir Putin than at any time since he came to power in 2000, and a majority now see Russia as no friend of the United States, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated.
The survey conducted...
| 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...