Chicago Tribune Opinion Express

 

November 15, 2016 View email in browser

Why did Hillary Clinton lose? Simple. She ran a bad campaign.

Hillary Clinton failed at every step of her campaign — from failing to fully embrace Bernie Sanders voters to picking a safe running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine.

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Cook County beverage tax spells end to soft-drink bargains

Starting in July, Cook County consumers will be paying a lot more for soda and other drinks, thanks to a penny-an-ounce beverage tax.

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Why Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton

The incoming Trump administration already has its mind made up that Hillary Clinton committed crimes and should be prosecuted. Given that, President Obama shouldn’t hesitate to pardon her — even if she says she doesn’t want him to.

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Keep Steve Bannon, professional bigot, out of the White House

Steve Bannon, a longtime professional bigot and Donald Trump’s newly appointed chief strategist, is about to become one of the most influential people in the country.

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Distraught by Trump’s win? Advocate for smaller government

The federal government was meant to sit in the background. Modern presidents have too much power.

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Donald Trump’s revolution against America’s intellectuals

Donald Trump’s revolution wasn’t against the “elites” or the “establishment”; it was against America’s intelligentsia.

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Online opioids: Easy to get, hard to curb

Foreign drug makers are churning out new versions of deadly opioids faster than the U.S. can ban them.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

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

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