Chicago Tribune Opinion Express


November 14, 2016 View email in browser

Cullerton and Rauner, be the adults in Springfield — speaker a lost cause

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan has made clear that he’s not interested in compromise, unity or reconciliation. Will Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Senate President John Cullerton step up?

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With Trump win comes a test for angry, white supporters

Donald Trump’s win emboldens angry white voters feeling the weight of the collapse of “white identity.”

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To understand Trump’s win, get off the highway

Across Pennsylvania, country roads and village streets were lined with Trump yard signs. We could have seen the election results coming.

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How President Obama paved the way for President Trump

Hillary Clinton lost because she ran as an Obama Democrat without Obama’s charm. That wasn’t enough, writes Jonah Goldberg.

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Trump voters, we heard you. We just thought better of you.

Donald Trump played to Americans worst instincts by spewing xenophobia, racism, misogyny and hate. And Trumpkins ate it up.

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Americans need a respite from the angry corner

In making his Cabinet choices, President-elect Donald Trump can begin to present a persona more measured and less bellicose than that of candidate Trump.

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Skipping work? Ask yourself: How sick am I?

Teachers high rates of absenteeism in Illinois make us wonder: Are they sick of their jobs?

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Scott Stantis cartoons

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

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