Chicago Tribune Opinion Express

 

November 29, 2016 View email in browser
 

Rescue 2 Illinois nukes? Why Springfield shouldn’t pick winners and losers

ComEd and its parent, Exelon, say they need financial help in the form of rate increases to save nuclear power plants in downstate Clinton and the Quad Cities. Repeatedly putting the thumb of government on the scale to determine which energy industries win and lose is no way to run an economy.

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Trump’s Cuba policy: To engage, or alienate?

Donald Trump’s Cuba policy shouldn’t veer far from the current Cuba policy: a commitment to promoting democratic ideals and preserving human rights.

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The left’s love affair with Fidel Castro

The left, so concerned about human rights in America and other noncommunist countries, ignores their violations in Cuba.

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Five myths about the alt-right

Is the “alt-right” basically just a group of neo-Nazis? A look at the group that gained power with Trump’s victory.

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Why Starbucks cups stir up controversy

The culture wars come every December, fueled by peppermint mochas and venti soy lattes. The battleground is Starbucks.

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Which Democrats will run for president in 2020?

Hillary Clinton’s surprising loss leaves the 2020 primary race wide open for aspiring presidential contenders. Here’s a look at who might run.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

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

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