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Trump shouldn't let himself be manipulated by agenda-driven cronies Opinions
Trump shouldn't let himself be manipulated by agenda-driven cronies
2018-09-19 12:53:32
by Rachel Marsden

Despite his generally good instincts, U.S. President Donald Trump is proving that his biggest weakness is on the foreign affairs front, an area where his background is lacking. This forces him to rely on unelected advisers, many of whom ... Read More

Our Big, Bold Plan — and Why Opportunity Can Win Opinions
Our Big, Bold Plan — and Why Opportunity Can Win
2018-09-19 09:17:55
by Lanae Erickson Hatalsky

That’s the question on the mind of every Democrat going into 2020. The scale of the threat posed by a Trump second term is unfathomable — from the Supreme Court and women’s rights to the economy, the environment, and our ... Read More

Trump Tariffs are Hurting Illinois Businesses – I’ve Seen It Firsthand Opinions
Trump Tariffs are Hurting Illinois Businesses – I’ve Seen It Firsthand

President Trump’s irresponsible trade war continues to spiral further out of control, and while the adverse effects are being felt by American businesses large and small, the ultimate victims... Read More

The three big lessons we didn't learn from the economic crisis Opinions
The three big lessons we didn't learn from the economic crisis
2018-09-18 11:03:52
by Robert B. Reich

Ten years ago, after making piles of money gambling with other people's money, Wall Street nearly imploded, and the outgoing George W. Bush and incoming Obama administrations bailed out the bankers. America should have learned three big lessons from the ... Read More

Trump's detention policy: Fiscally exorbitant as well as morally bankrupt Opinions
Trump's detention policy: Fiscally exorbitant as well as morally bankrupt
2018-09-15 14:33:56
by Mary Sanchez

President Trump's callous disregard for his fellow citizens is well known to people of a certain hue, shall we say. It was in full display this week in his insistence that only a few dozen Puerto Ricans died as a ... Read More

We Promised My Grandparents Never Again. Opinions
We Promised My Grandparents Never Again.
2018-09-15 13:17:56
by Nathan Kasai

After widespread and unwavering backlash, President Trump tried to control the fallout from his self-created family separation crisis, signing an executive order that claims to keep asylum-seeking families together. But the President’s executive order simply trades one cruel policy for... Read More

Sessions agrees to include Democrats in meeting on Social Media In The News
Sessions agrees to include Democrats in meeting on Social Media

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meeting with state attorneys general to discuss complaints against social media companies has been expanded to include Democrats, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Read More

Where have you gone, Bob Woodward Opinions
Where have you gone, Bob Woodward
2018-09-14 11:14:03
by Leonard Pitts

"Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you." I asked that question in January, repurposing a Paul Simon lyric to implore the dean of American political reporters to help us make sense of the ... Read More

Obama hides his cynicism behind a silky tongue Opinions
Obama hides his cynicism behind a silky tongue
2018-09-13 12:05:58
by John Kass

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and former President Barack Obama are out making stump speeches, rallying the Democratic base for the critical midterm elections in November in the hopes of crippling President Donald Trump by taking control of Congress. Read More

Both-sideism Not Just a Journalistic Problem Opinions
Both-sideism Not Just a Journalistic Problem
2018-09-12 07:56:54
by Leonard Pitts

When the history of this era is written, when future generations wonder how a mostly educated and largely literate nation became mired in "truthiness," when they ask how we became so mentally muddled that we lost the ability to identify ... Read More

Why Standing Up to Protect Roe is Mainstream Opinions
Why Standing Up to Protect Roe is Mainstream

If confirmed to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, Judge Brett Kavanaugh would remake that body to be arguably the most conservative Court in modern history. Read More

Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished Health
Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished
2018-09-12 06:01:13
by Angie Craig

Let’s take a realistic approach to improving our complex health care system with someone who spent over 20 years working in health care and grew up at times without health insurance. Read More

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