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.
Low Wages in Illinois: When Corporations Don’t Pay, the Public Does
Anti-tax fever seems to be on the rise in Illinois, most recently in editorial and public comments about the Cook County Board of Commissioners’ levy on sugary drinks. But those who&rsquo... MORE
Working · September 15, 2017
To Impeach or Not To Impeach? That Is Not the Question.
The problems with the GOP are far greater than any one figurehead. MORE
Features · May 26, 2017
Trump Won Because Democrats Have Lost Touch With the Working Class
The Republican nominee tapped into the anger, pain and fear that motivated voters this election. MORE
Features · November 9, 2016
How Past Victories For Gender and Racial Justice Made U.S. Olympic Success Possible
Women and African-American athletes show us what’s at stake in this year's election. MORE
Features · August 23, 2016
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