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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.

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A fresh voice for an impatient generation

Congratulations to Ta-Nehisi Coates. Good timing helps. In those places, video has validated much of what black communities have been complaining about for decades.

Why Obama freed his inner 'Kenyan'

It must make the birthers' heads explode to hear President Barack Obama ridicule the ridiculous charge that he is a secret Kenyan.

Sandra Bland's mysterious arrest -- and death

Evidence points to suicide, not homicide, as the cause of a Chicago-area woman's death in a Texas jail cell outside Houston, Texas, officials say.

Both parties face an angry summer

If anything is certain about Donald Trump's bizarre bid for the Republican presidential nomination, it is the huge favors he does for the Democrats.

Kick the 'new Jim Crow' out the door

As President Obama talked to reporters after becoming the first American president to visit a federal prison, his thoughts appeared to flash back to "the Choom Gang."

Summer of Sanders -- and Trump

What are we to make of the two biggest political pseudo-surprises of this mid-summer: the spectacular crowds drawn by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. I say pseudo-surprises because, in some ways, we should have expected both men to do well in polls.

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