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Editorial: Trillion-dollar deficits coming. What’s Trump’s, Clinton’s plan?

Editorial: Trillion-dollar deficits coming. What’s Trump’s, Clinton’s plan?

By The Charlotte Observer
August 25
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Well, it was nice while it lasted. But America is about to go on another borrowing binge and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is going to do a thing about it. The federal deficit has shrunk every year since 2009, from $1.4 trillion at the height of the recession to $438 billion last year. Now...

Opinion: Your brain on steroids

Opinion: Your brain on steroids

By  Ruth Wood | Los Angeles Times
August 24
Filed under Opinion

During the Olympic Games, the world gazes admiringly upon athletes with preternatural musculature and athletic ability — and then laments every tainted urine test, every revelation of doping. In the mind of the public, this is the problem with anabolic steroids: They undermine fairness in competition...

Opinion: Daily Egyptian has new platform, but same reporting values

Opinion: Daily Egyptian has new platform, but same reporting values

By Luke Nozicka
August 24
Filed under Columns, Opinion, What's with the print?

The Daily Egyptian will no longer print daily. The printed newspaper will now appear in the racks on Wednesdays, which will begin to feature more lengthy, magazine-style stories. But at the end of the day, this change will be beneficial to you, our readers, because we are shifting our focus...

Column: Anger that produced Trump won’t go away, even if he loses

Column: Anger that produced Trump won’t go away, even if he loses

By Glenn Garvin | Miami Herald
August 24
Filed under Columns, Opinion

By my scientific count, there are only two newspaper columnists in the known universe who have not already declared Donald Trump's presidential campaign dead and buried. One is me. Having mocked Trump for getting in a Twitter war with a Mexican narcotrafficker way back at the beginning of the campaign,...

Editorial: Both parties need plans for Illinois, not rhetoric

Editorial: Both parties need plans for Illinois, not rhetoric

By The State Journal-Register
August 24
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We'd like to interrupt this Illinois campaign season before it shifts into high gear with a public service message. After November, the state still needs to be run. The stopgap budget passed at the end of June was a Band-Aid at best on the state's fiscal gaping wounds. Lawmakers still are going...

Column: Lochte, do yourself a favor and tell the truth

Column: Lochte, do yourself a favor and tell the truth

By Ted Ward
August 23
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 2016 Rio Olympics have been a huge success despite worries the Brazilian city wouldn't be well equipped to host the games. Regardless of the rumored conditions, the U.S. swimming and diving team was expected to come away with quite the medal haul and did so. Katie Ledecky looked unbeatable and...

Editorial: Justice Department will phase out of private prisons. It’s a start

Editorial: Justice Department will phase out of private prisons. It’s a start

By St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board
August 21
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Justice Department's decision to begin phasing out the use of private prisons is at once a milestone in criminal justice reform and an acknowledgment that the benefits of privatizing government functions were greatly oversold. In a memo announcing the decision Thursday, Deputy Attorney General...

Editorial: Omran, 5, the face of Aleppo’s misery and America’s inertia

Editorial: Omran, 5, the face of Aleppo’s misery and America’s inertia

By Chicago Tribune editorial board
August 21
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

More than broken buildings and twisted rebar, more than images of Su-34 bombers and pickup trucks toting soldiers armed with AK-47s, the face of Omran Daqneesh, 5, tells the story of Aleppo. In a photo taken after an airstrike hit his apartment building Wednesday, the dust-covered boy sits in an ambulance,...

Column: Yes, just like Trump, Hillary Clinton is a terribly flawed candidate

Column: Yes, just like Trump, Hillary Clinton is a terribly flawed candidate

By Cynthia M. Allen | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
August 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the more frequent complaints about many conservative writers these days, me included, is that we spend too many column inches attacking the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. The common refrain: If you spent half the time and effort you spend assailing Trump on Clinton instead,...

Lochte is one more arrogant, privileged American

Lochte is one more arrogant, privileged American

By Linda Robertson | Miami Herald
August 19
Filed under Columns, Opinion

RIO DE JANEIRO — Leave it to Ryan Lochte to be at the center of scandal that started in a gas station bathroom and exploded into an international incident. Lochte and three U.S. Olympic swimming teammates turned the Rio Games into another showcase for the Ugly American. The U.S. tops the medal count...

Want good streets? We must protect Illinois road fund

Want good streets? We must protect Illinois road fund

By Chuck Sweeny | Rockford Register Star, Ill.
August 18
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ah, yes. Rod Blagojevich is the governor from 2003 to 2009 whose legacy keeps on taking. Before his chaotic and irresponsible regime took hold of the state in 2003, governors left the "special funds" alone. I'll concede that we have way too many of them, 708 in fact, but they were generally left...

Editorial: What Illinois colleges have to learn from Chicago State’s money crisis

Editorial: What Illinois colleges have to learn from Chicago State’s money crisis

By Chicago Tribune editorial board
August 18
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Cash-starved Chicago State University has laid off nearly 400 employees since the beginning of the year — an astonishing 40 percent of staff. The cost has been steep: $2.2 million, the bulk of it in severance pay mandated by a long-standing policy that amounts to a golden handshake for many employees...

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