Daily Archive : Thursday October 19, 2017

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    Upper from left, James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, and Ben Pettway and lower from left, Noah Spielman and Samuel TeBos are Wheaton College football players accused of hazing a teammate last year.

    Editorial: How would camera disrupt decorum of DuPage courtroom?

    A Daily Herald editorial says that permitting discreet video and photographic coverage would not interfere with justice in the trials of five Wheaton College football players and would advance the public’s knowledge of how the justice system works.

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    The wages of civil war within GOP

    Steven and Cokie Roberts: President Trump says many things that are wildly exaggerated or flat-out false, but he told one of his biggest whoppers at a recent White House press conference.

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    What Trump’s new executive actions accomplish

    Columnist Byron York: The president is using executive authority to pressure lawmakers to exercise appropriate legislative authority.

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    Putting gun rights over public safety
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: To the diehard gun rights people, the unfettered right to own and use firearms seems to be more important than public safety.

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    Gun money and politics
    A Barrington letter to the editor: Kudos to the people who showed up to protest the Lake County GOP’s auction of guns last Friday, where they were auctioning off — among other weapons — a semiautomatic like the one used to kill 58 people and wound almost 500 more in Las Vegas just two weeks earlier.

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    Public needs to watch village more closely
    A Lindenhurst letter to the editor: I am a taxpaying resident of Lindenhurst. I and other residents are upset over wasteful spending and cronyism by the mayor and trustees of the village.

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    Socialism? Hey, we actually need it
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Hey folks, when you really think about it, Socialism isn’t all that bad. I got to thinking about it the other day. People sometimes make the mistake of conflating socialism with communism. They are really quite different.

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    Watching college highlights on Sundays
    A McHenry letter to the editor: After decades of cheesy, disingenuous patronizing of proud veterans and American patriotism at large, the NFL at long last has revealed its true colors for all to observe.

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    Fortunately, these soldiers lost the war
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: While I doubt that you could find even one living American veteran who would say that they fought to preserve the right of police to brutalize people of color and to preserve a lower standard of opportunity for African Americans, it is worth remembering that in the 19th Century there were soldiers in America who fought and died for exactly those principles. Fortunately, they lost the Civil War.

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

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