Richard C. Longworth - All Commentary

Will Chicago Bounce Back?
Chicago Tribune , September 11, 2020

Midwestern Voters Aren't Ready for Revolution
Global Insight, March 16, 2020

Two Midwests, the Old and New
The Quad City Times , February 2, 2020

Five Things to Know about the US Midwest in 2020
Global Insight, January 30, 2020

For the Iran War Hawks: 11 Lessons from Vietnam
Chicago Tribune , January 6, 2020

Remember the Iron Curtain? 30 Years Later, Central Europe Is Still Adjusting
The Chicago Tribune , November 25, 2019

Global Cities Begin to Shrink as Inner Areas Empty Out
Financial Times , August 25, 2019

The Heartland Is Moving in Different Directions
The New York Times, July 31, 2019

Yes, Chicago Should Keep Trying to Woo Amazon
Chicago Tribune, February 15, 2019

Chicago Has the Best Weather for Amazon's HQ2. Why? No Destructive Hurricanes.
Chicago Tribune, September 13, 2017

How Will World Leaders Establish a Dialogue with Donald Trump?
Deep Dish on Global Affairs, July 20, 2017

Deep Dish: How Will World Leaders Establish Dialogue with Donald Trump?
Global Insight, July 20, 2017

Deep Dish: Trump Trip Post-Mortem
Global Insight, June 1, 2017

Deep Dish: You Can't Build a Wall Around France
Global Insight, May 4, 2017

Ben Barber: An Appreciation
Global Insight, April 28, 2017

Global Cities, Shrinking Cities
America's Urban-Rural Divide, April 19, 2017

After Brexit, Britain Is Still Seeking a Post-Empire Role
The Chicago Sun-Times, April 13, 2017

Blue Dot America
America's Urban-Rural Divide, April 5, 2017

What Makes Cities Global
The Brown Journal of World Affairs, April 5, 2017

How Cuts to the State Department Weaken America
The Chicago Tribune, March 20, 2017

Would an Impulsive Trump Hit the Nuclear Button?
Chicago Tribune, January 17, 2017

Deep Dish: Spreading Economic Vibes
Global Insight, January 5, 2017

Landslide Cities and 2016's Big Sort
Global Insight, December 20, 2016

Disaster Zone: Trump's Cabinet Formula
Chicago Tribune, December 13, 2016

When Midwest Workers Have Nothing Left but Their Votes
Medium, December 12, 2016

Deep Dish: The Vote Heard Round the World
Global Insight, December 1, 2016

Disaffected Rust Belt Voters Embraced Trump. They Had No Other Hope
The Guardian, November 21, 2016

Nobody Loves a Conspiracy Theory More Than Donald Trump
Chicago Tribune, October 21, 2016

Putinism: The New Russian Ideology
Global Insight, October 11, 2016

Trump's Poor Grasp of NATO Is Dangerous
Chicago Tribune, October 4, 2016

An American Dictatorship? Yes, It Could Happen
Chicago Tribune, September 21, 2016

Globalization’s Political Earthquake
Global Insight, August 16, 2016

Commentary: Donald Trump Doesn't Understand the Art of the NATO Deal
Chicago Tribune, July 22, 2016

The Global Impact of Brexit
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, June 30, 2016

Brexit: A Long Time Coming
Global Insight, June 24, 2016

From One Old Man to Another: Bernie Sanders, It's Time to Go Home
Chicago Tribune, May 25, 2016

A Cautionary Tale Come November
Chicago Tribune, May 13, 2016

How the 'Trump Effect' Is Taking Hold in Europe Too
Chicago Tribune, March 11, 2016

HQ Moves—Maybe Better to Pack Light
Global Insight, February 8, 2016

The Real Risk is in Barring Syrian Refugees
Chicago Tribune, November 16, 2015

Putin Is in a Quagmire in Syria — and Russians Deserve Better
Chicago Tribune, November 11, 2015

A Last Word from The Midwesterner
The Midwesterner, June 1, 2015

Global Cities Speak
The Midwesterner, May 25, 2015

Nobody was 'Bowling Alone' in Grant Park
The Chicago Sun-Times, May 21, 2015

On Global Cities
The Midwesterner, May 21, 2015

Into The Madding Crowd
The Midwesterner, May 19, 2015

David Axelrod on American Politics
Chicago Council Event Summary, May 13, 2015

The Gaullist Ghost in the British Election
The Midwesterner, May 8, 2015

The Future of Farming
The Midwesterner, May 4, 2015

New Life for Old Cities
The Midwesterner, April 28, 2015

Chicago as Stockholm
The Midwesterner, April 21, 2015

Illinois, Indiana Should Work Together Instead of Competing for Jobs
The Chicago Tribune, April 15, 2015

Governors on the Warpath
The Midwesterner, April 13, 2015

Midwestern Legislatures Seen Determined to Ruin Their States' Reputations
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 10, 2015

The Midwest's Fresh Water Solution
The Midwesterner, April 7, 2015

What's Ailing Midwestern Legislatures?
The Midwesterner, March 31, 2015

Secretary Leon Panetta on Leadership in War and Peace
Chicago Council Event Summary, March 20, 2015

Ukraine and the Crisis of Euro-Atlantic Security
Chicago Council Event Summary, March 19, 2015

Can the Middle East Peace Process Be Revived?
Chicago Council Event Summary, March 17, 2015

Rebel Minnesota Wants to Secede
The Midwesterner, March 17, 2015

The Critical Risk in America's Relations with Putin's Russia
Chicago Council Event Summary, March 12, 2015

It's Politics Time Again in Iowa
The Midwesterner, March 10, 2015

Chicago Picks a Mayor
The Midwesterner, March 3, 2015

A Return to a Consensus Foreign Policy
The Midwesterner, February 23, 2015

Jeb Bush's Address to The Chicago Council
Chicago Council Event Summary, February 18, 2015

New Thought on Global Cities
The Midwesterner, February 17, 2015

Right-to-Work Laws Won't Save Illinois
Chicago Tribune, February 10, 2015

Midwestern Wages–Flat As A Midwestern Landscape
The Midwesterner, February 9, 2015

Europe: Destined for Conflict?
Chicago Council Event Summary, February 4, 2015

A New "Wisconsin Idea" for Higher Education
The Midwesterner, February 2, 2015

Weiying Zhang: China's Anti-Keynesian Reformist
Chicago Council Event Summary, January 28, 2015

The Oil Bust Reshapes the Economy
The Midwesterner, January 27, 2015

A Misguided View on Technology and Humanism
The Midwesterner, January 20, 2015

The New York Times' Roger Cohen on Israel, Gaza, and the US-EU Divide
Chicago Council Event Summary, January 16, 2015

Maytag and Mexico: The Border Has Two Sides
The Midwesterner, January 13, 2015

Looking Back on the Midwest’s 2014
The Midwesterner, December 22, 2014

Pritzker, Froman, and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on US-China Trade
Chicago Council Event Summary, December 17, 2014

Probing the Heart of the Midwest
Chicago Sun-Times, December 16, 2014

At Last, New Regional Spotlights on the Midwest
The Midwesterner, December 15, 2014

The Crisis of Well-Functioning Systems
The Midwesterner, December 2, 2014

Jane Byrne's Chicago: A City in Transition
Chicago Sun-Times, November 20, 2014

How Jane Byrne Symbolized Chicago’s Transition
The Midwesterner, November 17, 2014

National Insecurity with David Rothkopf
Chicago Council Event Summary, November 14, 2014

A Triumph Over Fear
The Midwesterner, November 12, 2014

25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Chicago Tribune, November 7, 2014

The Midwest, Once Blue, Turns Red
The Midwesterner, November 5, 2014

1989: Twenty-Five Years Since the End of History with Francis Fukuyama
Chicago Council Event Summary, October 29, 2014

The Midwest in Literature
The Midwesterner, October 29, 2014

How Not to Build Support for Free Trade
The Midwesterner, October 14, 2014

Is the South Winning the Race to Excellence?
The Midwesterner, October 7, 2014

Liberal arts and the post-industrial Midwest
American Review, September 26, 2014

Why We're Riding For Another Fall
The Midwesterner, September 26, 2014

Liberal Arts and the Post-Industrial Midwest
The Midwesterner, September 16, 2014

Journalism on the Front Lines
The Midwesterner, September 9, 2014

Raghuram Rajan on India and the Global Economy
Chicago Council Event Summary, September 5, 2014

Politics 2014: The Midwestern Picture
The Midwesterner, September 3, 2014

Libraries Live On, As Valuable As Ever
The Midwesterner, August 28, 2014

Blowing Smoke on Corporate Taxes
The Midwesterner, August 19, 2014

A Lesson for Farmers from Walgreens
The Midwesterner, August 7, 2014

Midwestern Manufacturing Survives and Thrives
The Midwesterner, August 4, 2014

Comparing the Midwest's Major Cities
The Midwesterner, July 25, 2014

A Falling Star in Chicago
The Midwesterner, July 16, 2014

Vacation Times
The Midwesterner, June 17, 2014

The Other Side of Piketty
The Midwesterner, June 12, 2014

Piketty picks capitalism apart
Chicago Sun-Times, June 6, 2014

The World According to Piketty
The Midwesterner, June 5, 2014

Big pay for university presidents, big debt for students
Chicago Sun-Times, June 2, 2014

Geithner and Paulson: Reflections on Financial Crises
Chicago Council Event Summary, May 28, 2014

Big Pay for University President, Big Debt for Students
The Midwesterner, May 20, 2014

The Midwest: New Homeland of Inequality
The Midwesterner, May 15, 2014

US Secretary of Defense on Priorities for the 21st Century
Chicago Council Event Summary, May 6, 2014

The News Revolution and Democracy
The Midwesterner, May 6, 2014

A Grab Bag of Good Reading
The Midwesterner, May 1, 2014

For College Grads, It's a Cold World Out There
The Midwesterner, April 24, 2014

Crisis of Advanced Economies with Jean-Claude Trichet
Chicago Council Event Summary, April 23, 2014

Putin and the Ukrainian Crisis Are Not Our Fault
The Midwesterner, April 9, 2014

Letter from Galena: How to Create a Region
The Midwesterner, April 1, 2014

Same-Sex Marriages and the Battle for Businesses
The Midwesterner, March 24, 2014

Putin's Big Mistake
The Midwesterner, March 11, 2014

A Report from a Vanished World
The Midwesterner, March 3, 2014

A Big Win for Chicago
The Midwesterner, February 25, 2014

The False Promise of Eds and Meds
The Midwesterner, February 18, 2014

The Political/Economic Divide
The Midwesterner, February 4, 2014

A College's Lesson for Midwestern Cities
The Midwesterner, January 29, 2014

Secretary Robert Gates: On Duty, Service, and War
Chicago Council Event Summary, January 28, 2014

What Makes The Russians Tick?
The Midwesterner, January 22, 2014

The Midwestern Battleground in 2014
The Midwesterner, January 14, 2014

Farmers Fighting Back
The Midwesterner, January 8, 2014

Talking About Immigration in Madison
The Midwesterner, December 18, 2013

Old Jobs, New Jobs: Do They Match Up?
The Midwesterner, December 11, 2013

A Midwestern Poet
The Midwesterner, December 3, 2013

The Midwest's States: Who's Right?
The Midwesterner, November 26, 2013

A Meeting of the Minds in Chicago
The Midwesterner, November 21, 2013

Cities on Their Own
The Midwesterner, November 14, 2013

Looking at Gift Horses
The Midwesterner, November 6, 2013

The Tea Party and the Midwest
The Midwesterner, October 25, 2013

An Old Factory Town Wins The Lottery
The Midwesterner, October 16, 2013

Food Hubs Reshape Small Farming
The Midwesterner, October 9, 2013

First Steps Toward a Real Chicago Region
The Midwesterner, October 2, 2013

Growth for Both Mega-Farms and Market Farms
The Midwesterner, September 25, 2013

The Mexican Connection: Drugs in the Midwest
The Midwesterner, September 18, 2013

Global Cities: The Las Vegas Lesson
The Midwesterner, September 12, 2013

The Times Does It Again
The Midwesterner, September 5, 2013

A Dream Debased
The Midwesterner, August 28, 2013

More On Inequality
The Midwesterner, August 15, 2013

Paying for the Great Lakes
The Midwesterner, August 7, 2013

An Inequality Update
The Midwesterner, July 31, 2013

Letting Detroit Go
The Midwesterner, July 24, 2013

Marriage, Fire and Errant Pols
The Midwesterner, July 17, 2013

It's Vacation Time
The Midwesterner, June 26, 2013

The Crisis of Food Deserts
The Midwesterner, June 19, 2013

New Leaders in Midwestern Cities
The Midwesterner, June 13, 2013

Here Comes China, Bringing Money
The Midwesterner, June 5, 2013

Trapped Without a Haven in Tornado Alley
The Midwesterner, May 28, 2013

A Must-Read Book on the Midwest
The Midwesterner, May 22, 2013

A Global Revolt Against Globalization
The Midwesterner, May 16, 2013

Defining Chicago
The Midwesterner, May 3, 2013

Paying for the Global City
The Midwesterner, April 24, 2013

Saving Detroit (Part II)
The Midwesterner, April 18, 2013

Electrolux Comes and Goes -- A Midwestern Story
The Midwesterner, April 11, 2013

An Overgrowth of Democracy
The Midwesterner, April 2, 2013

The Irish And Other Immigrants
The Midwesterner, March 27, 2013

Bringing the World to the Midwest
The Midwesterner, March 21, 2013

Guest Post: What the President Should Say at Argonne
The Midwesterner, March 14, 2013

Whatever Happened to Econ-101?
The Midwesterner, March 13, 2013

Two Ideas, Old But Good, Rise Again
The Midwesterner, March 7, 2013

Is Chicago Global or Miserable? Both
The Midwesterner, February 27, 2013

The Questionable Benefits of Right-To-Work Laws
The Midwesterner, February 20, 2013

Leveraging Philanthropy for the Economy
The Midwesterner, February 13, 2013

Failing Economies Shorten Lives
The Midwesterner, February 7, 2013

A Sea Change in Midwestern Immigration
The Midwesterner, January 30, 2013

The Middle Class: Notes on the Great Debate
The Midwesterner, January 23, 2013

Saving Detroit (Part I)
The Midwesterner, January 18, 2013

Saving the Countryside
The Midwesterner, January 10, 2013