Chicago Tribune Opinion Express


December 16, 2016 View email in browser

More honorary street signs? Aldermen, curb your enthusiasm

Chicago aldermen have approved about 1,500 honorary street signs, with dozens more proposed every year. Is this program hurtling out of control? You bet it is.

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Are parent priorities the new bottom line for teachers?

If teachers’ must keep parents happy, rigorous classroom instruction gets lost.

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Trump’s fight in Syria: Amid the chaos, Islamic State is America’s Job One

President-elect Donald Trump can’t rely on Russian President Vladimir Putin or Syrian President Bashar Assad to take the fight to Islamic State in Syria.

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The long murder investigation at Starved Rock

In March 1960, three suburban Riverside women set off for a hike at Starved Rock State Park. The next day, their badly beaten bodies were found in a cave.

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How the ER touches America’s untouchables

For those who exist in a state of terminal destitution, the emergency room is one of few places that offer help and hope.

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Chicago wrongheaded to prescribe licensing of drug sales reps

It’s wrongheaded for Chicago City Council to require pharmaceutical sales representatives to buy a license before talking to doctors about FDA-approved medicines.

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Trump has liberals fearing … big government!

Moving into the Trump presidency, we can expect to see strange new liberal respect for limited government, federalism and a restrained executive.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

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

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