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Seventy-one years ago, Mar­shall Field III founded this newspaper to create a bully pulpit, on the editorial page, for America’s entry into the war in Europe and for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s domestic agenda, the New Deal. Somebody in the Midwest, Field believed, had to stand up and counter the isolationist and anti-Roosevelt fulminations of Col. Robert McCormick and his Chicago Tribune. It was an era, even then drawing to a close, when many American newspapers were unabashedly partisan, and not necessarily only on the editorial page. Not unlike news shops on cable TV and the Web today, they catered … ]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 08:13:25 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/raceprofiles/10174893-474/editorial-why-we-will-no-longer-endorse-in-elections.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/raceprofiles/10174893-474/editorial-why-we-will-no-longer-endorse-in-elections.html