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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:15 am

Editor's note 2/1/18

 Trump was pretty good – for Trump – in his State of the Union speech, but did you see the Democratic response from Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III? Could we bring that Kennedy to Illinois in exchange for his Uncle Chris? The 37-year-old grandson of Bobby sounds more like Bobby: “This administration isn’t just targeting the laws that protect us – they are targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection. For them, dignity isn’t something you’re born with but something you measure. By your net worth, your celebrity, your headlines, your crowd size. Not to mention, the gender of your spouse. The country of your birth. The color of your skin. The God of your prayers.” He said the administration is pitting Americans against one another with false choices, like “coal miners or single moms” or “rural communities or inner cities.” The answer Democrats offer? “We choose both. We fight for both. Because the strongest, richest, greatest nation in the world shouldn’t leave anyone behind.” To Dreamers he spoke in Spanish, then translated, “You are a part of our story. We will fight for you. We will not walk away.” Keep your eyes on young Kennedy. –Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO

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