Daily Archive : Tuesday August 15, 2017

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    Trump’s worst economic idea
    Steven and Cokie Roberts: The president insists that fewer immigrants would bolster the economy and “restore our competitive edge in the 21st century.” It cannot be said strongly or often enough: That argument is flat-out wrong.

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    Feel-good ideas that need a hardheaded examination

    Columnist Catherine Rampell: Extracting more money from evil, exploitative capitalists has become a rallying cry for much of the grass-roots left. In the meantime, though, it’s largely ignoring other important policies for lifting Americans out of poverty.

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    Is an apology too much to ask for?
    An Elgin letter to the editor: The thing I find most repulsive about Donald Trump is his lack of courage in taking responsibility for any of his mistakes, but constantly bragging about the things that go well for him. As Harry Truman famously said, “The buck stops here.” That’s what being president is all about.

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    Removing another tyrant from the world
    How reassuring it is to know that our defense program is turning its $600 billion budget from sand-based ISIS guerrilla fighters to the new WMD source, North Korea.

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    Village misusing power on FOIA requests
    A Chicago letter to the editor: Wheeling’s approach to its civically engaged resident is emblematic of government misuse of power.

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    Laws apply to all
    A Chicago letter to the editor: Regarding Chicago’s Sanctuary city lawsuit: The denial of funds by the federal government over failure to comply with a dictate is nothing new.

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    McCain usually one to act on principle
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: As a prisoner of war in Vietnam, John McCain did not accept the opportunity to go home leaving the brutality, torture, and his fellow prisoners behind. His brave decision to remain a prisoner was based on principle.

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    Don’t include Coulter among columnists
    A Sugar Grove letter to the editor: It’s bad enough that you publish the rantings and delusional Walter E. Williams — he of little fact and big opinion. But I opened the Aug. 8 paper and find you have stooped so low to include Ann Coulter.

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    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon

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