| 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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| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2013
Rauner's idea is popular, but that's about it Wednesday's print column There's no doubt that Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner has staked out a popular position on term limits. He's for 'em. In late July, Rauner formed a political action......
| 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......
| Oct 15, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Because they’re a small segment of the population, Jewish voters aren’t polled very often. (To get a meaningful sample of a small group takes lots of calls, and it’s expensive).
Still, the American Jewish Committee polled registered...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 2:02 PM
As we enter the season of the year in which Americans typically gain at least a pound or two that never goes away, a new report from the Gallup Poll finds that as our actual weight drifts upward, so do our perceptions of what our "ideal" weight would be. ...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Everyone knows that the United States is in a terrible business slump, and there's no shortage of opinions about it and solutions for it — but there hasn't been much in the way of notable improvement. So we have been looking deeply into the...
| May 29, 2012
| 2:10 AM
| Oct 10, 2012
Last week's debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney was an even bigger win for Romney than it appeared at the time. That's what the polls are telling us.
The debate, it seems, prompted swing voters to take a second look at the GOP candidate, and...