Chicago Tribune Opinion Express

 

August 30, 2016 View email in browser
 

On the street where you live — do you fear gun violence?

Is there any daily activity or chore that places you at risk of being shot by a passing villain? Pushing a stroller. Watching the kids play on the front porch. Being a child.

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What’s wrong with Donald Trump?

Donald Trump might be “crazy,” or he could just be a narcissistic jerk. Either way, he is not fit to be president.

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Kaepernick’s sit-down aside, the case of whether to stand for the national anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has the First Amendment right to not stand for the national anthem.

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Did I get drunk last night because of the patriarchy?

A recent viral essay argues that women drink to excess to escape the realities of living in a still-too-sexist world. But then why do men drink?

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The anguish of Obamacare didn’t have to happen

Could a simpler Medicaid expansion be the solution?

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Why I stopped assigning homework

Nearly everything about the way we teach children has evolved over the past few decades. So why are teachers still assigning traditional homework?

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Russia is a serious threat. The US should treat it like one.

The next U.S. president should recognize that Russia under Putin is an authoritarian regime that poses a serious threat to our values, interests and allies.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

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

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