Opinion Stories from June 15, 2020
Profanity and punchesJun 22, 2020 10:04 AM - A Lindenhurst letter to the editor: In "Your Views" recently, Joseph O'Leary asked if Mayor Lightfoot's apparently profanity-laced rants were not hypocritical in light of her punishing a police officer who made obscene gestures at protesters.
A different take on our congressional delegationJun 22, 2020 10:04 AM - A Lake Forest letter to the editor: Several recent letters praised local area congressmen Lauren Underwood, Sean Casten, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Brad Schneider.
Looking for truths, comfort in 'the gospel of this moment'Jun 15, 2020 1:00 AM - I retired from the classroom two months before the pandemic hit. Just in time to avoid the overnight shift to teaching online but not the sense of being trapped in the present tense. It's still hard to plan beyond the weekend. Teachers and students remain unsure if they'll return to the classroom in the fall. And the sad hum of anxiety drones beneath everything. President Trump's sloganeering reflects this spiraling uncertainty about the future. His recent shift from "Keep America Great," to the new "Transition to Greatness" reveals that we are stuck in the chaotic present. The transition is a bridge to somewhere, but no one knows where. No one remembers anymore what "normal" is. Or what hour, or what day of the week, or month.
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