Clarence Page, chicagotribune.com

Clarence Page

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Recent articles by Clarence:

Column: Trump’s new culture war sounds a lot like his old one

Trump's latest speeches sound a lot like the "American Carnage" message he delivered at his inauguration. → Read More

Column: Think twice before you topple that old statue

Statues tell stories, and we should consider how to preserve those stories as we put history into context. → Read More

Column: Our Civil War never ends. It’s not even intermission.

It feels as though the Civil War never ended. Only the battle lines have moved. → Read More

Column: While Trump blames antifa, a menacing far-right ‘boogaloo’ movement rises

President Trump and Attorney General William Barr are busy stoking fears of antifa, without mentioning menacing threats from the far right. → Read More

Column: Where do we go from here? Martin Luther King Jr.’s old question endures

One hopes that President Trump’s war talk is nothing more than his usual bluster, if amped for an election year. → Read More

Clarence Page: George Floyd’s death brings back an old familiar rage

As I watched the fires in the night leap skyward over Minneapolis and watched the protest marchers pour into other streets across the nation, I was reminde → Read More

Column: George Floyd’s death brings back an old familiar rage

The killing of George Floyd brings on the weight of these recurring tragedies, writes Clarence Page. → Read More

Column: Hey, Joe Biden, sometimes it’s best to leave black humor to black people

Joe Biden's gaffe on black radio could hurt him with young African American voters. → Read More

Column: When we have a coronavirus vaccine, will we want to use it?

We may be harder to persuade than we were in the polio vaccine days. → Read More

Column: With hydroxychloroquine statement, President Trump distracts from real health care issues

Why is Donald Trump undermining Obamacare during a pandemic? → Read More

Column: How to Trump-splain #Obamagate: A hashtag in search of a scandal

President Donald Trump trots out a familiar political attack line: Blame Obama. → Read More

Column: Did Trump’s view of the coronavirus change after he learned who was getting sick?

Some of Donald Trump's biggest problems are his divisive politics, explosive personality and a sense that he’s still running a TV show, not a nation in desperate need of sensible problem-solving leadership. → Read More

Column: The Ahmaud Arbery shooting: Video should not be required for racial justice

The Ahmaud Arbery shooting reminds us that justice shouldn't rely on video. → Read More

Column: ‘Quarantine fatigue’ — or why my family jumped at the chance to go for a drive

As we approach two months of stay-at-home orders and self-isolation, the urge to get out is mounting. → Read More

Joe Biden’s denial of Tara Reade’s charges was necessary but not enough

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee needs to try, at least, to clear the air, not only for his fellow Democrats, who have been put on the defensive by the right’s relentless Tara-Tara-Tara drumbeat, but also for women’s rights advocates, particularly the #MeToo movement, whose leaders are divided in this case by their own controversial “believe all women” mantra. → Read More

Column: Joe Biden’s denial of Tara Reade’s charges was necessary but not enough

The Tara Reade story offers a preview of more he-said-she-said stories to come as a tough campaign begins. → Read More

Column: Trump unleashes #PresidentLysol scorn — and upstages allies’ efforts to boost Tara Reade story

President Trump's need for constant attention gets in the way of efforts to smear Joe Biden. → Read More

Column: Politicizing Nancy Pelosi’s ice cream is a fridge too far

While Republicans were blasting Nancy Pelosi for showing off her ice cream, the House speaker was negotiating much-needed funds for pandemic relief. → Read More

Column: Politicizing the coronavirus is hazardous to our national health

The pandemic is a calamity that any responsible and respectable politician should try to hold above politics as usual. → Read More

Column: Can Joe Biden’s campaign beat Donald Trump’s TV show?

Joe Biden, in his third try for the presidency, must compete with an incumbent who is running his office like a daily TV show, Clarence Page writes. → Read More