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The Tribune believes in the traditional principles of limited government; maximum individual responsibility; and minimum restriction of personal liberty, opportunity and enterprise. It believes in free markets, free will and freedom of expression. The editorial page has four essential roles: to serve as a check on the power of government, to set an agenda for the Chicago region and the nation, to make persuasive arguments for the enactment of that agenda, and to inform and guide its readers so they can make better decisions.

Recent Articles

  • What to watch for in this week's Democratic presidential debates

    What to watch for in this week's Democratic presidential debates

    Beginning Wednesday night, 20 of the Democratic contenders for president square off in what will likely prove the most unwieldy debate in modern American history. The sheer number of candidates added to a 10-by-10 format — 10 candidates debate Wednesday and 10 others on Thursday — have virtually...

  • Don't get rid of the class valedictorian

    Don't get rid of the class valedictorian

    Does getting the best grades in your high school class guarantee future success? Is it the most important measure of a young person’s development? Does the difference of a few hundredths of a percentage point between two students’ GPAs even tell you much about which one is smarter? Probably not....

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