Chicago Tribune Opinion Express


August 31, 2016 View email in browser

Cops taunted, victim disrespected and the violence goes on

Young men taunt cops investigating a South Side shooting and desk officers blow off celebrity crime victim Rhymefest, illustrating the police-community divide, writes Eric Zorn.

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You’re fired, Crawford. You’ll be hired. Buy your own robe.

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans fires Rhonda Crawford for pretending to be a judge. But she’ll soon be back as the real thing.

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CPS teachers need resources, not blame, for long-term success

If it takes a teachers strike to get competitive pay and more classroom resources, that’s what we’ll do.

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While athletes speak out, Trump drops the ball with black voters

Donald Trump misses in his attempts to score with black voters after the shooting of Nykea Aldridge, Dwyane Wade’s cousin, in Chicago, writes Clarence Page.

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Our gawking at Anthony Weiner reveals something ugly about us

We can feel smug about Anthony Weiner precisely because we’re not examining our own behavior too closely.

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To end senseless homicides, give suspected Chicago killers the Capone treatment

To get gangbangers off Chicago streets, they should receive the “Al Capone” tax treatment by the feds.

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Perils of presidential power

President Obama promised to curb presidential power. Instead, he’s expanded it.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

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

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