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Don Rose is veteran Chicago journalist and an independent political consultant who specializes in progressive candidates. He writes a weekly column for the Chicago Daily Observer.

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Most depressing news about the bombing of Gaza: 72% of Israelis think it ended too soon

The only real way to defeat Hamas is to negotiate civil and land rights for all Palestinians.

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Joe Biden tries on FDR’s and LBJ’s shoes for size

The new president’s American Rescue Act is landmark legislation, close in importance to FDR’s Social Security Act and LBJ’s Medicare Act, the great socialist achievements of the last century.

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The real reason Republicans keep saying the election was stolen

It’s not about staying on the right side of the former president. It’s about creating an excuse to pass laws that block fair elections the next time around

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Reopening Chicago’s schools during the peak of the pandemic is a dangerous folly

There is no question that large numbers of teachers will be put at risk needlessly — and the threat goes beyond teachers. Kids and their families will be at risk as well.

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A nice war as reelection strategy

What about President Donald Trump’s self-acknowledged superb negotiating skills? Might he not have tried negotiating with Iran as he has with North Korea? Just asking.

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Unholy centennial of 1919 Race Riots finds a city still fighting for justice

Since then, and up to this very day, racism and its unholy companion, xenophobia, have been defining elements in Chicago’s culture

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Every time I visited, I inhaled history: A Chicagoan’s tribute to Notre Dame

I have been going to Paris since 1954, and it was the first monument this Jewish kid sought out.

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When principles collide, it’s hard to know right answer

One case was resolved in favor of socio-political fairness, the other for artistic freedom.

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Sometimes ‘cultural appropriation’ is the sincerest form of flattery

In this still unmelted melting pot of the USA we share and assimilate many aspects of each others' cultures, from arts to eats.

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How we got Dr. King to shoot pool to make him more of a Chicago ‘street guy’

The camera people — still photos and TV — went nuts, getting their own shots from every angle, making like they were filming "The Hustler."