Chicago Tribune Opinion Express


December 7, 2016 View email in browser

Two days in January. One first step toward fixing Illinois.

Illinois lawmakers have two days in January before new members are seated to address the state’s pension and budget mess. Will they do it?

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Is Illinois really red or blue?

Is Illinois a true blue state? Eric Zorn examines the final election results to determine if Democrats are actually in total control.

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75 years later, the hard lesson of Pearl Harbor — and of Sept. 11 — endures

Firsthand descriptions of Dec. 7, 1941, dwindle as survivors depart us, but the lesson of Pearl Harbor endures: America is vulnerable.

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Does this haircut make me look like a Nazi?

White nationalists and hipsters are sporting the same haircut: short on the sides and long on the top, clean and tidy with a military sheen.

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As 2017 looms: The peril of Europe’s populism

As populists gain ground in Europe, how long can America count on its partner on the other side of the pond?

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Does the First Amendment protect fake news?

Should the FBI and social network officials have done more to protect Comet Ping Pong from threats related to a fake news story?

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Republicans are going to let Trump do whatever he wants

Republicans in Congress are likely going to ignore Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest. There is almost nothing he could do that they wouldn’t defend.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

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

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