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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10 February 2022

Pssst . . . here’s a little secret. Don’t tell anyone, OK? It might cause trouble.

In recent years, there have been more than a thousand lawsuits...

02 February 2022

Somewhere out there in the geopolitical wilderness of Eastern Europe, two powerful beasts stalk each other. One of them is good. One of them is evil. The...

26 January 2022

“The concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”


14 January 2022

Guess what? I direct the following insight to, among others, the U.S. Congress, which annually and without comment, with only a few objectors, passes a...

06 January 2022

Love thy enemy? I get a chance to do so on a regular basis, thanks to the email (or nasty-mail) I sometimes get in response to my column, e.g.:

22 December 2021

What’s your story?

We tell stories, which evolve into myths — and myths are what hold us together. They create the collective entity known as the...