Robert Koehler is an award-winning, Chicago-based journalist and nationally syndicated writer. Contact him at or visit his website at

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01 May 2024

Peaceful protest, violent response – that says it all.

Human politics – from global to local – remain mixed with hatred, dominance and . . . well,...

24 April 2024

Here’s an anniversary no one wants to celebrate: The Columbine school shooting — April 20, 1999 — just passed its 25th anniversary. Fifteen dead (including...

17 April 2024

“Mr. Netanyahu faces a delicate calculation — how to respond to Iran in order not to look weak, while trying to avoid alienating the Biden administration...

10 April 2024

An enormous flash, a mushroom cloud, multi-thousands of human beings dead. We win!

Nuclear weapons won’t go away, the cynics — the souls in despair —...

03 April 2024

Even the international condemnation of the Israeli devastation of Gaza often feels tepid.

Consider, for instance, the words of U.N. Secretary General...

27 March 2024

I call it “naked insanity,” as in: the emperor has no clothes.

He has no sane and transcendent values, no wisdom — not when it comes to survival....