Marilyn Katz is a writer, consultant and long-time political activist. She is president of MK Communications, a partner in Democracy Partners and a founder and co-chair of the newly formed Chicago Women Take Action.
Marilyn Katz, is a writer, consultant and long-time political activist. She is president of MK Communications, a partner in Democracy Partners and a founder and co-chair of the newly formed Chicago Women Take Action.
Where Are the Black Panthers and Corporate Philanthropists When We Need Them?
Real change requires that we expand our understanding of what actions are needed on the part of the mayor, the police and any one who claims the mantle of the city’s leadership. Two films that premiered this past fall provide guidance of the kind of leadership that today is missing. MORE
Features · February 8, 2016
What Was Won and Lost in Steven Salaita’s University of Illinois Settlement
Salaita’s settlement is a victory for him and academic freedom. But will we ever know who was watching him—and us? MORE
Views · November 16, 2015
As Nabisco Ships 600 Jobs Out of Chicago to Mexico, Maybe It’s Time To Give Up Oreos
I may have to give up one of my longest-standing indulgences: the dunking of an Oreo cookie in cold milk (whole is preferred). I don’t do this lightly, as I have... MORE
Working · July 31, 2015
Whose Race—And Gender—Is it Anyway?
Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal trigger an important conversation. MORE
Features · June 19, 2015
Why Gay Rights Trump Women’s Rights
Why aren't we standing up against the assault on women's rights? MORE
Features · April 17, 2015
Netanyahu’s Not So Secret Plan
Netanyahu is creating an Israel that will stretch from the Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea. MORE
Features · March 14, 2015
Chicago Progressives: Examine the Election’s Numbers Before Patting Yourselves on the Back
The city's progressives should claim no easy victories. MORE
Features · February 28, 2015
Chicago Progressives’ Midterms Performance Actually Wasn’t That Bad
Far from wringing their hands about last week's election's implications, Chicago progressives should take heart at their performance. MORE
Features · November 13, 2014
It’s Time To Speak Out for Gaza
Why have American politicians and editorial boards been silent in the face of extreme violence? MORE
Features · August 29, 2014
Netanyahu’s Gaza Game Plan
Armed conflict will only lead to mounting numbers of dead on both sides. MORE
Features · July 23, 2014