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.
Not With a Bang But a Whimper—Oreo Leaves Chicago Holding the Bag
For those still wondering why Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are so popular, one needs look no further than Chicago’s West Side, where, as the Chicago Tribune reported recently, the... MORE
Working · July 14, 2016
Chicago Activists Should Be Commended, Not Scolded, for Shutting Down Donald Trump’s Rally
Peaceful resistance doesn’t egg on Trump’s supporters—it forces them to back down. MORE
Views · March 21, 2016
Stopping Trump: The Chicago Model
How the people of Chicago silenced Donald Trump. MORE
Views · March 13, 2016
The Talking Heads are Wrong: It’s Not Over Yet
Despite what the pundits say, the outcome of Democratic primary is far from inevitable MORE
Features · March 10, 2016
Bruce Rauner’s 1 Percent-Friendly Policies Are Making Things Worse for Illinois, Not Better
The near-billionaire governor keeps insisting his policies increase opportunities for Illinoisans. But the numbers tell a different story. MORE
Views · February 17, 2016
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