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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
Despite what you may hear from some of his more fevered critics, President Barack Obama's recent scandal-quakes don't appear to fall anywhere near the level of Richard Nixon's Watergate disaster.
A notable example of how Americans fall through the cracks in Census data gathering caught my attention while Web surfing. The "one drop" is a reference to the old racial rule that one drop of black blood in your veins makes you black.
Was President Obama really joking at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner?
He thought his wife was in love with another man, police say, so James L. McFillin of Baltimore decided to blow the other man up. It was 1979 in Baltimore.
Some media found the possibility that foreign terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon to be too tantalizing an explanation to pass up, even when it snares the wrong suspects.
It pains me to congratulate the National Rifle Association, but their help in the Senate's defeat of background checks for gun purchases was an impressive victory -- against common sense.
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