Chicago Tribune Opinion Express
August 26, 2016 View email in browser

Supreme Court’s Democratic majority sides with Madigan on redistricting. Surprise!

Democrats on the Illinois Supreme Court sided with House Speaker Michael Madigan in blocking a vote on the Independent Map Amendment.

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Why the U. of Chicago is the University of Common Sense

In a refreshing letter to incoming freshmen, the University of Chicago defends free speech.

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‘Bubble’ laws protect patients and protesters alike

Anti-abortion protesters should fail in their lawsuit to overturn bubble laws that protect clinic patients, writes Eric Zorn.

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At last, criminal justice reforms — Don’t blow it

Last year, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s pledge to overhaul the criminal justice system was met with rare bipartisan enthusiasm. This year, there’s an election.

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Explaining the bribery standard — again — to Clinton defenders

Anything short of bribery is considered — not just for the Clintons, for everyone — acceptable corruption. That’s a sorry standard, writes Charles Krauthammer.

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EpiPens are my armor against disaster. They shouldn’t be priced like a luxury.

EpiPens have been constants in my life since I was diagnosed with a severe tree-nut allergy as a toddler.

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Wading through the ‘bad hair‘ barrier for black girls

Simone Manuel’s victory put an uncomfortable spotlight on the lack of diversity in the world of competitive swimming.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

Check out the latest cartoons by Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis.

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