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  • Written from under a mountain of student debt
    Written from under a mountain of student debt

    Public education ain’t so public these days.

  • Important lessons of the Charlie Hebdo massacre
    Important lessons of the Charlie Hebdo massacre

    A free society is not truly free if the media or the individuals who consume it succumb to intimidation, regardless of whether that media is satirical or serious in its business.

  • With Tom Skilling, the weather isn't frightful
    With Tom Skilling, the weather isn't frightful

    There's a noticeable void in our city's leadership these days. It's reached the point where I'm tired of reaching for a pouting quarterback or the porcelain point guard as our figurehead. We need to recognize that the leader who calls the shots, affects our everyday lives and can give us hope...

  • Real change begins with empathy, not protests
    Real change begins with empathy, not protests

    The lack of indictments in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner has sparked huge protests across the country. And those demonstrations need to stop.

  • Who are the 'Latinos for Rahm'?
    Who are the 'Latinos for Rahm'?

    If you who haven’t been keeping up with Chicago’s mayoral race, I can’t say I blame you. It’s Hanukmastime, it’s been crazy warm (read: not arctic) and a fancy new ice skating park just opened downtown. And then there are some of you who’ve been watching to...

  • A 2015 that's chock-full of resolutions
    A 2015 that's chock-full of resolutions

    I recently did a whole bunch of year-end employee evaluations in which I was asked to gauge what they need to stop, start and continue doing. I realized that I should apply the same principle to my fourth-annual year-end RedEye New Year Resolutions. I do realize that more than 90 percent of...

  • Body cameras on cops a good idea in theory, but ...
    Body cameras on cops a good idea in theory, but ...

    The tragic shooting deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers have sparked a wave of protests—including die-ins—across the country, calling for protections against police abuse.

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