Chicago Tribune Opinion Express


December 2, 2016 View email in browser

The case for Betsy DeVos

No, Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos doesn’t have the typical educrat’s resume. But she’s successful and relentless. She backs innovation and giving families escape routes from inferior schools.

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Group homes mess shows what happens when politics trump people

The Illinois Department of Human Services has yanked the license of Disability Services of Illinois following a Tribune investigation into health and safety violations — some resulting in deaths — at group homes statewide. That’s a start, but only a start, at fixing these problems.

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Yes to viral shaming videos; no to the vertical format

There’s a lot to like about videos of racists caught in the act, but can we please hold our cameras horizontally to shoot them, not vertically?

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Our brave new feminism: ‘Pay for my birth control’

Why are feminists freaking out about Trump’s pick for Health and Human Services? Because Rep. Tom Price doesn’t think you should be forced to pay for everyone else’s abortion and contraceptives.

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Bernie Sanders op-ed: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump

On Thursday, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation’s workers should be very nervous, explains Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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I know what it’s like to care for a son with microcephaly

As a woman who has mothered a child with microcephaly for the past 53 years, let me share some of the difficulties as well as the joys of parenting him.

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No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons

When Donald Trump takes office in January, he will have sole authority over more than 7,000 warheads. And he can use them whenever he wants.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

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

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