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Obama-rama - A look back Barack from the Reader

What Makes Obama Run? December 8, 1995
Lawyer, teacher, philanthropist, and author Barack Obama doesn't need another career. But he's entering politics to get back to his true passion--community organization

Is Obama a Chicago Politician? June 12, 2008
Guess it depends on your definition—or redefinition—of the term.

Daley Doesn’t Need Him June 12, 2008
Why a vote for Obama is not a vote for the mayor

Is Bobby Rush in Trouble? March 17, 2000
Two formidable opponents in the race for his congressional seat are banking on it.

Harold and Barack April 10, 2008
Did personal dynamism—and not social or political movements—propel Barack Obama and Harold Washington to power?

Colonel McCormick, Get Ready to Roll Over September 25, 2008
Is this the year the Tribune will endorse its first Democrat for president?

The View From Downstate March 12, 2004
Who's Hot, Who's Not, and Why

The Kiss and the Cover-up March 19, 2004
Don't tell when you can show. It's a basic principle of effective writing, and we can see the Tribune's David Mendell putting it to use at the end of his January 25 profile of Senate candidate Barack Obama.

The Obama Juice June 4, 2004
Barack Obama's political director calls it "drinking the juice." Once campaign volunteers "start drinking the Obama juice," Dan Shoman told the New Yorker, "you can't find enough for them to do."

Keyes and Friends Wind Up Down at the Pokey October 29, 2004
Friends blame Obama.

Will Obama Make Waves? September 23, 2005
The fate of the Hyde Park lakefront is in the senator's hands.


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