Nico Maronek

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Breaking up Chicago's rat pack

We quizzed Mayor Rahm Emanuel on his budget priorities during his recent visit to the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board. We questioned many of them. We didn’t buy his spin on everything he proposed.<p>But we emitted nary a squeak about funneling another $1.5 million into a vital city program: rat …

The American Dream is dead, and voters are angry

The election of Donald Trump was, in many respects, the greatest presidential election upset in modern U.S. history. Now, with his presidency reeling amid a special-counsel probe, multiple resignations, an absence of legislative achievements and dismal approval ratings, many Americans already seem …

When you are too old to find any job

Terri had been laid off recently when her company decided to downsize, and she was having trouble finding a new job.<p>“It's all about adaptability, ability to learn new things and thrive with change, and being able to work in this dynamic, constantly changing environment with lots of opportunity for …

Motormouth Trump warns 'rocket man' Kim

Many a world leader has come to the United Nations to give a mealy-mouthed speech or issue a vague declaration. Delegates understood they could remain awake at their discretion.<p>The action was different, and riveting, Tuesday at the U.N. when President Donald Trump lit into North Korean leader Kim …

From 9/11 to Humpty Dumpty

I watched my president perorate at the Pentagon and all I could think as he held forth about heroism on the 16th anniversary of 9/11 was how did we end up with Humpty Dumpty.<p>It was Humpty Dumpty, of course, who declared: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor …

How to squeeze North Korea

Over the weekend, North Korea detonated a far more powerful nuclear bomb than its previous test devices. Pyongyang menacingly called the blast a “gift” to the United States. More such unwelcome “gifts” are likely coming, including another North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test.<p>North …