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Editorial: At last, criminal justice reforms in Illinois. Don’t blow it

Editorial: At last, criminal justice reforms in Illinois. Don’t blow it

By Chicago Tribune editorial board
August 25, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last year: Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce the state's prison population by 25 percent within 10 years. This year: Rauner "wants to let 25 percent of the state's prisoners loose into our communities." Put another way: Last year, the governor's pledge to overhaul the criminal justice system was...

Column: FAFSA filing season to begin early this year

Column: FAFSA filing season to begin early this year

By Susan Tompor | Detroit Free Press
August 25, 2016
Filed under Columns

College students and their parents might feel like they've barely finished unpacking the U-Haul this school year ... when suddenly they face the unexpected chore of tackling the mind-boggling paperwork for financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year. Yep, the 2017-18 school year. Beginning this...

Editorial: Why this Illinois college is the University of Common Sense

Editorial: Why this Illinois college is the University of Common Sense

By Chicago Tribune
August 25, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The University of Chicago has some advice for college students who think they need to be protected from offensive or unattractive ideas: Toughen up, kids. Free speech is good for you. In a refreshingly direct letter to the incoming class of 2020, the U. of C. takes on the issue of political correctness...

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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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,...

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