Chicago Tribune Opinion Express


December 11, 2016 View email in browser

Expect nothing from Springfield: Rauner had 44 agenda items. Madigan’s Democrats had 1.

House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have no goals for the next two years except to oust Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Trump is creating a Bizarro World with Cabinet picks

By picking Ben Carson, Andrew Puzder, Jeff Sessions, James Mattis and others for his Cabinet, Donald Trump is building a Bizarro World, writes Clarence Page.

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Trump’s trade agenda is at war with his goals

Donald Trump’s trade agenda undermines his own trade goals, writes Steve Chapman.

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Give yourself a holiday gift: TSA PreCheck

Millions of Americans still haven’t applied for TSA PreCheck. Would you sign up if it were free?

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Mayor Emanuel, be a ‘Friend of the Parking Lot’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should lead the rescue of the parking lot where “Star Wars” creator George Lucas wanted to build museum.

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The Chicago judge who jailed the Mexican consul — and sparked an international incident

In 1931, a Chicago judge got in a spat with the Mexican consul, which escalated into an international incident.

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What it was like to look up to John Glenn

John Glenn, who died Dec. 8 at 95, was the rare public figure who was just exactly what he seemed.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

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

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