Praise Biden for naming blacks to the bench

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By Ben Jealous One of the most important reasons to vote Donald Trump out of the White House was to stop him from packing our federal courts with even more anti-voting-rights, anti-equality, pro-corporate judges. Stopping the flood of bad Trump judges was a huge accomplishment for every organizer and voter who helped elect Joe Biden as president. That’s…

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Our youth need to learn patriotism

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By William O. Lipinski Back in the 1960s, long before I ran for alderman of the 23rd Ward or the U.S. Congress, I was working in the recreation department of the Chicago Park District. It was the time of the Vietnam War. I had just completed my six years in the Army reserves and wanted to…

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Pekau’s COVID-19 stance harms seniors

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By Ray Hanania Nearly 75 percent of the 800,000 Americans who died from COVID-19 were 65 years of age or older. That number jumps to almost 90 percent when you include those 55 years of age and older. The virus affects people differently. The younger and healthier more easily survive. For seniors, it is a killer or…

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Dem plan cuts drug costs, but restricts access

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By Erik Paulsen It’s commendable that Democrats in Congress are determined to include prescription drug-pricing reforms in their Build Back Better spending bill. Far too many Americans struggle to pay for their medications, and high out-of-pocket drug costs are potentially life-threatening, especially for those with chronic diseases. Unfortunately, the latest version of lawmakers’ drug-pricing plan…

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Carjacking should be pol’s wakeup call

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By Ray Hanania A disturbing consequence of the violent and destructive protests after the killing of George Floyd in May 2020 was the far left’s clarion call, including from many African Americans, to “defund the police.” The call to defund police became a war cry of their movement, and received much political support. The irony…

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Rahm’s history of anti-Arab bigotry

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By Ray Hanania Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel was one of the most racist, discriminatory mayors Chicago ever had, although Mayor Lori Lightfoot is very close behind, ironically. President Joe Biden named Emanuel as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan this week, and it was approved by a contentious vote in the middle of the night by…

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Texts reveal tension between top pols

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By Rich Miller Matt Chapman, a self-described data nerd who runs a not-for-profit group called Free Our Data, recently filed Freedom of Information Act requests with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office. He wanted everything received by the Chicago Tribune this year via their FOIA requests. Chapman’s trove included text messages sent back and forth between Lightfoot…

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Catanzara is cure for what ails Chicago

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By Ray Hanania Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx have no solutions to rising crime, using a lot of smoke and mirrors and excuses to distract the law-abiding public from their failures. Often hiding behind a thin veneer of racism, Lightfoot and Foxx have empowered criminals, undermining police authority while pandering…

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Is Big Tech bad at business?

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By Andrew Langer Google just suffered a major defeat in its legal battle with Sonos. A judge ruled that Google infringed on five of Sonos’ audio patents. If the ruling is upheld, Google could pay hundreds of millions and face a ban on importing everything from Pixel smartphones to Nest speakers. This isn’t a trivial…

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Dem state rep should apologize for insulting behavior

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By Rich Miller Just a couple of months ago, more than 50,000 electronic witness slips were filed in opposition to a proposed legislative change to the state’s Health Care Right of Conscience Act. Whether you believe all of those filings were legitimate or not, that’s still a gigantic uproar about a bill which stopped employees…

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