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Updated: July 30, 2013 8:22AM

I’ve been a die-hard Cubs fan all my life. Now the team has another owner, who says he will bring a World Series to Chicago’s North Side. Why don’t the residents of Wrigleyville let Tom Ricketts do what’s needed? If the team moves to Rosemont how much tax money will the city lose? Mr. Ricketts, build what you want! Just bring me a championship.

Richard Gersch, Belmont Heights

Equal rights for all

Our traditions have hurt gay folks. Fortunately, traditions change, for we also once supported slavery and denied the vote to women.The institution of marriage hasn’t suffered from blacks being allowed to marry, or from women being given equal marriage status, or from people being allowed to marry someone of a different race. It’s time to be proud of the liberty our country stands for and to share it with gay and lesbian folks. Please, let us live up to “liberty and justice for all.”

Doug Long, Rio Rancho, N.M.

Blaming Israel is way to easy

In a June 20 op-ed, Rachel Kleinfeld blames Israel for the lack of progress with Palestinian authorities. The Palestinian Authority refuses to recognize the State of Israel. She emphasizes the protective fence separating Israel from the West Bank, but fails to mention that since the fence was put up, terrorist attacks in Israel have dropped dramatically. I find it disturbing that some American Jews think they have answers to the peace process. I too have a history with Israel, but I would never think of putting pressure on Israel to make tough decisions.

Sherwin Dubren, Morton Grove

Hypocritical standards

Walmart dumps Paula Deen for using the n-word, though they still sell rap albums that belittle women and sing about killing cops. Meanwhile, TV stations still produce garbage about the Kardashians, teen moms, and the housewives of wherever. But we can be secure that Paula Deen has been run out of town and we will not have to worry about her.

Chuck Tinman, Manhattan, Ill.

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