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Clarence Page: Fani Willis and the court of public opinion

Fani Willis should have known better. It doesn’t take a law degree to know that the appearance of impropriety can be just as damaging as the real...

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Clarence Page: On Trump’s befuddling hold on the GOP and the fizzling of the ‘Never Trump’ movement

I’m so old that I can remember when moderate Republicans such as Colin Powell, former secretary of state, clung to hopes that Donald Trump might...

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Clarence Page: Economic gloominess in spite of upbeat data also affects immigration debate

When we think about the economy, it’s not just numbers that matter. It’s also how we feel about the numbers. Public discontent about the economy,...

14.02.2024 9

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Clarence Page: How to fight Donald Trump as a Republican and survive

What? Nikki Haley is still in the race? Yes, despite pressure from her fellow Republicans to drop her challenge to front-runner and former President...

11.02.2024 5

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Clarence Page: When DEI spells opportunity for all, it’s not so scary

Why is DEI upsetting so many people when so few people seem to know what the heck it really is? Such is the confusion I perceive in the dialogue that...

02.02.2024 5

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Clarence Page: Threats of violence mar MLK holiday. Still, his words guide us.

In the days leading up to the national holiday to honor the great champion of nonviolence, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., peace was disrupted by...

02.02.2024 5

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Clarence Page: Donald Trump, unifier? That’s a new one.

In striking contrast to his usual bombast, Donald Trump’s victory speech in Iowa sounded surprisingly humble, a quality not often associated with...

02.02.2024 6

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Clarence Page: Where the Civil War never seems to end — our presidential campaigns

I wrote before about Nikki Haley and her gaffe in December about the causes of the Civil War. But the subject still strikes a chord with me. Haley’s...

02.02.2024 5

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Clarence Page: Could Dems hold a ‘brokered convention?’ It would keep the crowd alert

It occurs to me, as the presidential race heats up, that I have not yet heard a question that seems to come up as the season for party conventions...

02.02.2024 5

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Clarence Page: When partisan politics leave migrants out in the cold

As a long, dreaded January chill made life on the streets unthinkable for waves of migrants bused north from Texas, city, state and federal officials...

02.02.2024 6

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Clarence Page: Joe Biden’s campaign could use some star power. Paging Taylor Swift?

President Joe Biden’s team looks to Taylor Swift for a touchdown. Considering the obvious ability that pop star Taylor Swift and her NFL star...

02.02.2024 7

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Letters: Our climate is in trouble. Chicago needs a ban on methane gas in new buildings.

The editorial “Chicago should cool down on banning natural gas in new buildings and let this be debated statewide” (Jan. 28) includes erroneous...

31.01.2024 5

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Clarence Page: Joe Biden’s campaign could use some star power. Paging Taylor Swift?

President Joe Biden’s team looks to Taylor Swift for a touchdown. Considering the obvious ability that pop star Taylor Swift and her NFL star...

31.01.2024 6

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Clarence Page: When partisan politics leave migrants out in the cold

As a long, dreaded January chill made life on the streets unthinkable for waves of migrants bused north from Texas, city, state and federal officials...

28.01.2024 7

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Letters: Thoughts about Chicago from a lifelong resident

I have just finished reading the op-ed by William Choslovsky (“Dickens Greenway a typical Chicago solution in search of a problem,” Jan. 18). I...

24.01.2024 10

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Clarence Page: Could Dems hold a ‘brokered convention?’ It would keep the crowd alert

It occurs to me, as the presidential race heats up, that I have not yet heard a question that seems to come up as the season for party conventions...

24.01.2024 10

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Letters: Metra’s elimination of the 10-ride pass is a bad idea

As a recent editorial notes (“We’re sad to see Metra’s 10-ride pass go,” Jan. 5), effective Feb. 1, Metra is radically changing its ticketing...

21.01.2024 9

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Clarence Page: Where the Civil War never seems to end — our presidential campaigns

I wrote before about Nikki Haley and her gaffe in December about the causes of the Civil War. But the subject still strikes a chord with me. Haley’s...

21.01.2024 7

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Clarence Page: Donald Trump, unifier? That’s a new one.

In striking contrast to his usual bombast, Donald Trump’s victory speech in Iowa sounded surprisingly humble, a quality not often associated with...

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Clarence Page: Threats of violence mar MLK holiday. Still, his words guide us.

In the days leading up to the national holiday to honor the great champion of nonviolence, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., peace was disrupted by...

14.01.2024 5

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Clarence Page: When DEI spells opportunity for all, it’s not so scary

Why is DEI upsetting so many people when so few people seem to know what the heck it really is? Such is the confusion I perceive in the dialogue that...

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Clarence Page: Racial issues and an old war return to center of the presidential race

Like a political version of a veteran sports writer, as the presidential primaries approach I have been expecting some hapless candidate to throw out...

03.01.2024 2

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Clarence Page: When it comes to slogans, pro-Palestinian activists should stick to those whose meanings aren’t disputed

As someone who has appreciated the power of protest and activism on achieving progress in the U.S. and the world, it’s hard for me to watch the...

14.12.2023 6

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Clarence Page: Norman Lear’s comedy helped diverse Americans tune in to each other

For many of us old enough to remember Archie Bunker’s living room chair before it became a Smithsonian Museum exhibit, Norman Lear helped television...

09.12.2023 4

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Letters: Response to Oct. 7 by Netanyahu and his right-wing government has been grossly disproportionate

One can support Israel but at the same time be horrified at the gross disproportionality of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing...

07.12.2023 6

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Clarence Page: ‘Person of the Year’? How about George Santos.

Person of the Year? Congratulations to Taylor Swift and her teeming multitudes of “Swifty” fans for her being named Time magazine’s Person of...

07.12.2023 4

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Clarence Page: Coming to terms with Henry Kissinger’s legacy — it’s complicated

Over his century on Earth, Henry Kissinger left a big mark, love him or hate him. And a lot of people sure did hate him. Take Anthony Bourdain. The...

01.12.2023 2

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Letters: Op-ed that laments that people don’t want to work anymore cherry-picks the data

In his Nov. 27 op-ed (“It is true. There are people who don’t want to work anymore”), Jim Nowlan tries to make the point that people are...

30.11.2023 5

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Clarence Page: Why the paucity of men on campus is a problem and the beginnings of how to respond

You can learn a lot about social changes by looking at one yardstick in particular: the shifting male-female ratio in college enrollment. For example,...

30.11.2023 1

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Clarence Page: GOP does its best to show us how to normalize an insurrection

Well, it took long enough. House Speaker Mike Johnson has finally started releasing 44,000 hours of security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol...

26.11.2023 6

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Clarence Page: Elon Musk not so ‘absolutist’ about free speech when it comes from his critics

Too bad. I seriously have been considering buying a Tesla but you-know-who, the company’s famous CEO, seems determined to drive me away at top...

22.11.2023 2

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Clarence Page: Beware, Donald Trump is letting his inner dictator slip out

Donald Trump’s acting more “African” again Back when he was the new host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” South Africa-born comedian...

19.11.2023 5

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Clarence Page: Democrats ride abortion issue to victory while GOP struggles to navigate

“Gut punch.” With that memorable description, Sen. J.D. Vance, Republican from Ohio, spoke for many of his fellow partisans as Democrats racked up...

12.11.2023 7

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Clarence Page: Calls for Joe Biden not to run raise an age-old question we all face eventually

It’s high anxiety time for the party of President Joe Biden, although that’s hardly a novel condition for Democrats. Only a year before the 2024...

09.11.2023 1

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Clarence Page: President Biden adds battle against Islamophobia to his quest for peace

When President Joe Biden was interrupted by a local protester who called for a “cease-fire” in the Israel-Hamas war, Biden did not disagree. “I...

05.11.2023 5

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Letters: House Speaker Mike Johnson’s invoking of the Bible

New U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson says if we want to know his values, we should “go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it. That’s my...

01.11.2023 5

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Clarence Page: An old Joe Biden foe is back — the enthusiasm gap

Every presidential campaign raises nagging questions of various sorts. With the 2024 election barely more than a year away,one overarching question...

01.11.2023 7

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Clarence Page: Conspiracy culture has more of us thinking violence may be needed to fix America

For all of our concerns about international terrorism, new studies reveal a disturbing number of domestic indicators that are akin to, as an old movie...

29.10.2023 8

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Clarence Page: Campuses face a new generation of questions — and ethics

For many of us, it’s never been a straightforward matter to just pick a side in Israel’s long-running struggle to live in peace with its Arab...

25.10.2023 5

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Clarence Page: House GOP members need to consider the good of the nation, not just their party

As their frustrated manager Casey Stengel famously said during the 1962 debut of the New York Mets, “Can’t anyone here play this game?”...

21.10.2023 3

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Letters: It’s possible to condemn the atrocities committed by Hamas while understanding Palestinians’ grievances

It is possible to condemn the recent atrocities committed against Israeli civilians by Hamas while still understanding the long-standing grievances of...

18.10.2023 5

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Clarence Page: After the hate, bring on the healing: The other side of terror tragedies

Alexander Pope’s old saying that “a little learning is a dangerous thing” is still brilliant. He might have added, if it existed at the time,...

18.10.2023 1

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Clarence Page: Curb your optimism about the Middle East. Turn on your realism.

Some of my friends who know more about Middle East affairs than I do caution me against having too much optimism. Life is complicated, they note,...

15.10.2023 6

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Clarence Page: Another 9/11 surprise? Why Israel should give peace talks another chance.

What? Again? Such was the stunning sense of surprise that rocked the world as the Palestinian militant resistance group Hamas delivered a devastating...

11.10.2023 1

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Letters: We can’t turn our backs on Ukraine

I’m 66 years old. During my life, the United States has sent our military to fight and die in many countries. Ukraine has been emphatic that it will...

08.10.2023 6

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Clarence Page: When Donald Trump’s rhetoric comes straight from Hitler, he’s in trouble — or we are

Have you heard about Donald Trump’s latest remarks about immigrants? “No. I’m waiting to hear it in the original German.” That’s actually a...

08.10.2023 20

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Clarence Page: Kevin McCarthy is out. Now whose party is in disarray? It’s the GOP’s turn.

The “clown show,” as some call the power struggle among Republicans in the House, has brought a special joy to Democrats. For a change, somebody...

04.10.2023 10

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Clarence Page: Sen. Dianne Feinstein offered a valuable voice in a divided Senate

Amid the multitude of tributes that poured out after her death at age 90, one description of California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Senate’s...

30.09.2023 3

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Clarence Page: How do we reduce the number of out-of-wedlock births? Strengthen families.

Remember how the nation’s official poverty rate fell to its lowest point on record during the pandemic? That’s over. Let us recall for a moment...

28.09.2023 3

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Letters: Using federal rebates to upgrade our appliances will help the fight against climate change

Thank you for the article “Turning up the heat on fossil fuels” (Sept. 17). The article mentions Climate Week and that environmental groups,...

24.09.2023 7

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