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Clarence Page

A Chicago Tribune columnist and editorial board member, Page personalizes the issues. He writes with clarity and compassion about topics that strike at America's core, be it politics, affirmative action, educational opportunities, or race and multiculturalism.

Clarence Page Samples

Like the blues? Thank a hippie

News that B.B. King has died aggravates my anecdotage, the stage of life in which every new development reminds you of an old story.

What Michelle Obama's critics missed

If Michelle Obama's critics actually paid attention to her recent commencement speech, they would hear a lot of advice that conservatives like to hear -- when it is not coming from Michelle Obama.

When cheap laughs cost too much

Some people unfortunately think that the best way to respond to the intolerance of Muslim fanatics is to insult all Muslims. That's the twisted thinking behind professional Muslim-baiter Pamela Geller's ill-advised contest in Garland, Texas.

Campaigns amid the ashes of unrest

Riots can bring out the best in politicians -- and the worst. The Watts riots in Los Angeles 50 years ago, among other civil disturbances of that period, led President Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

Angry mom against the 'thugs'

Unlike my own parents, I normally do not condone lifting a hand to spank, slap or whip misbehaving children.

A "rough ride" for Baltimore

Some people protest police brutality in ways that only remind us of why we need police. That's how I feel about the Baltimore rioters who some news reports described as "protestors."

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