Steve Chapman

Steve Chapman is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune.

Jurisprudence
July 22 2004 5:01 PMThe Late, Great StatesWhere have all the federalists gone?
Politics
Dec. 10 2003 11:16 AMMeet the Greedy GrandparentsWhy America's elderly are so spoiled.
Dialogues
Sept. 27 2002 4:07 PMNo, Even if Saddam Has Nukes
Sports Nut
June 19 2002 2:17 PM'Roid to NowhereYou can't tell if ballplayers are using steroids, so don't bother trying.
Politics
March 20 2002 5:14 PMTrading PlacesIf you love free trade, elect a Democratic president.
Politics
Jan. 4 2002 11:15 AMStimulus MinimusWhy all stimulus bills—Democrat or Republican—are bunk.
Politics
Nov. 12 2001 3:38 PMInvisible COPS How Clinton's plan to field 100,000 new police turned into a pork barrel as usual.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Feb. 8 2001 9:00 PMGeorge W.'s Heart AttackIt's enough to make you long for the days when Republicans were mean-spirited agents of hate.
High Concept
Oct. 12 2000 3:00 AMDon't Hate Bush Because He's DumbDimwits often make good presidents.
Hey, Wait A Minute
June 22 2000 11:30 PMNobody Votes for the VeepIt doesn't matter whom Gore and Bush pick. 
Articles
March 30 2000 3:00 AMGive Ex-Convicts the VoteIt's a crime to deny offenders their full rights of citizenship. 
Articles
July 1 1999 3:30 AM Praise the Lord, Pass the AmmoIf teen violence is the question, religion isn't the answer.
Articles
Sept. 18 1998 3:30 AMVice Is NiceLegal gambling is destroying Western civilization? Don't bet on it.
Articles
Oct. 4 1997 3:30 AMSmokey and the BanditsTobacco farmers, already blessed with price supports, now want a chunk of the tobacco settlement.
Articles
Aug. 2 1996 3:30 AMWhat's Wrong With "Victims' Rights"?The case against an unassailable concept.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Feb. 6 2004 10:39 AMTilting at WindmillsWhat's all wrong with "energy independence."
Dialogues
Oct. 7 2002 2:33 PMWhat Could Saddam Really Do? 
Sports Nut
Sept. 5 2002 1:25 PMLadies and Gentlemen, Your New York Devil Rays!Why shouldn't teams move wherever they want?
Jurisprudence
May 14 2002 4:31 PMYour Lyin' EyesWhat to do about eyewitnesses who get it wrong.
Politics
Jan. 23 2002 3:26 PMShould the Revolution Be Televised?No, but that doesn't mean the Moussaoui trial shouldn't be broadcast.
Politics
Nov. 29 2001 3:49 PMIraq NotWhy the sudden urgency about taking Saddam down?
Hey, Wait A Minute
June 5 2001 3:00 AMTwo's Company; Three's a MarriageIn praise of polygamy. 
Sports Nut
Dec. 4 2000 11:30 PMThe Heisman Sucks
Hey, Wait A Minute
Sept. 22 2000 3:00 AMThe Spend and Elect GOPThere's nobody left to say no to wasteful federal programs. 
Articles
May 12 2000 11:30 PMDisbar BillHe ducked impeachment and he'll probably avoid prosecution. Here's the just punishment for his crimes. 
Articles
July 29 1999 3:30 AM Flight StimulatorHow the government subsidizes the risky business of private aviation.
Hey, Wait A Minute
May 4 1999 3:30 AM Speeding While SoberBe as reckless as you want on the roads--just don't drink.
Hey, Wait A Minute
March 13 1998 3:30 AMGeeks Don't Need WelfareSo why are the feds putting them on the dole?
Articles
Nov. 28 1996 3:30 AMUnplug the DOE!Why Clinton should abolish the Department of Energy.

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  Business
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  Life
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 10:39 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron Looks Like a Fun, Sprawling, and Extremely Satisfying Sequel
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
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  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.